Sparkling Sugar Coated Cranberries
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2-3 servings
Fresh cranberries soaked in simple syrup overnight then rolled in white sugar. These sparkling sugar coated cranberries are the perfect holiday snack.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2½ cups cranberries
  • 3-4 tablespoons granulated sugar for coating
  1. In a small pot, heat water and simple sugar until the sugar has completely melted. Allow the simple sugar to cool until it's just warm to touch.
  2. Pour the simple syrup in a large bowl. Add the fresh cranberries and mix until all the cranberries are coated in the simple syrup. Use a plate to push the cranberries so that they are submerged. Otherwise, the cranberries will float to the top. Set the bowl of cranberries in the fridge overnight. This will help the cranberries become less tart.
  3. The next day, scoop the cranberries out of the simple syrup and let them dry on a wire rack or on paper towels. The cranberries should be sticky but not wet. If the cranberries are wet, the sugar will clump up.
  4. Serve the sparkling sugar coated cranberries as a holiday snack
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