Sugared Cranberries

Sugared Cranberries

Got a sweet tooth? Here's a simple fix to help satisfy your sugar cravings and get you in the holiday spirit. 

Sugared Cranberries are a time honored tradition in my family. Every year during the Holiday season, we break out the cranberries to make this delightful dessert. Because these sparkling cranberries are so pretty, they also make the perfect topping or garnish on your favorite holiday meals.

Since sugared cranberries are such an easy fix, this is a fun way to introduce you little ones to the joys of cooking. The instructions are simple and easy to follow.


1/2 cup of water
3/4 cup of pure granulated sugar
1 lb bag of cranberries


Add 1/2 of cup of water to a small saucepan over a medium heat. While your water is heating up, gently clean your cranberries in lukewarm water.

Once your pan begins to boil add 1/2 cup of sugar to the pan.

Stir the sugar until dissolved. Continue to stir for 2-3 minutes. Then add the cranberries and stir for another 2-3 minutes or until the cranberries are fully coated.

Remove the saucepan from the stove and carefully place the cranberries on a drying rack to air dry.

Allow the cranberries to sit for one hour.

Once the cranberries are fully dried, gently toss them in the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar.

Serve with a smile!

There you have it, simple, delicious and a festive  holiday treat. As always, if you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to let me know it. Get chatty with me in the comment section, or feel free to repin on Pinterest for later, or retweet  to your friends and family so they can join in the fun.

Merry Christmas from my home to yours!


  1. Oh my those look good. Great snack idea :-)

  2. This looks sweet and delicious! Perfect for this season!

    1. I have to make them at least 3 times every winter. It has become a bit of a family tradition!

  3. These look so pretty. I'll bet they taste even better!

  4. I'm not sure I've had cranberries that haven't been cooked. I love how festive these look so I'm sure I'd happily give them a try :)

  5. A perfect gift and a perfect snack too! I don't think I could stop eating those!!!

  6. What a fun and smoke idea. They look so gorgeous!


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