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Vibrant red sugared cranberries in a bowl

Sugared Cranberries

5 from 1 vote
Tart cranberries rolled in sugar make for a simple, 2-ingredient, no-bake snack for the holidays!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine ½ cup sugar and water. Stir frequently until sugar has dissolved and remove from heat.
  • Add cranberries and stir to coat. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure they're well coated.
  • Transfer cranberries to wire rack to cool (placing parchment paper underneath to catch the dripping sugar syrup). Allow to cool for an hour.
  • Place remaining sugar in a large bowl and add half of the cranberries. Toss to combine. Using a slotted spoon, transfer coated cranberries to clean parchment paper to set. Repeat with the other half. Let set for at least an hour, then enjoy!



Calories: 820kcal | Carbohydrates: 212g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 204g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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