Sugared Cranberries are a simple and gorgeous treat! With only three ingredients, these beautiful candied cranberries recipe will be your go-to garnish or snack this holiday season. Sweet and tangy, they are a must have this Christmas!
Sugared Cranberries are so easy to make and can be used in a million ways. They’re so festive and pretty, they’ll dress up any holiday buffet or dinner table. Use these candied cranberries in cocktails, as garnishes, or enjoy them as a quick and easy holiday snack!
I’ve been making sugared cranberries for a few Christmases now and they’re easily among my favorite things to make and eat around the holidays. They’re so pretty!
That gorgeous cranberry color dusted with sugar crystals just makes me think of snow on treetops. They’re the perfect garnish for holiday cocktails, on an appetizer buffet, as a salad topper or a late evening dessert. And with only THREE ingredients, they couldn’t be simpler to make!
Why You’ll Love this Recipe:
- EASY: There really is nothing to this recipe! Super simple and so fun to make!
- SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: You only need 3 ingredients to make these so you have no excuses!
- SO FESTIVE: These will make the perfect finishing touches to your holiday parties! Great for garnishes, decorating and Christmas snacking!
These Easy Sugared Cranberries would make the most gorgeous Christmas tree garland! Try stringing some with your loved ones on a cozy evening in front of the fireplace. Sounds like a picture-perfect holiday activity to me!
How To Make Sugared Cranberries
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Mix some sugar and water in a saucepan and allow to come to a simmer.
- Then, stir in your cranberries, making sure they’re all nice and coated with the sugar water.
- Next, roll the cranberries in more sugar and let them dry. Beautiful!
You’re going to laugh…but all you need are:
That’s it! Seriously.Told you they were easy. Yet they pack such a powerful punch to look at. Such pretty little things.
These Easy Sugared Cranberries should maintain their shimmer and shine for up to a week. Store them in an airtight container (or you know, strung on your tree…) in a cool place.
I prefer to make these with white granulated sugar. You can use brown sugar but they won’t look as shimmery or festive, they’ll still taste good though!
If cranberries aren’t your thing, you can easily use this method to sugar coat other berries. Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries all work well. You can also use this technique to sugar nuts.
Use fresh cranberries for the best results.
- Let the cranberries set on wax paper so that they don’t stick.
- Let the cranberries cool in a single layer so that they don’t stick together.
- Make sure that the sugared cranberries are fully set before storing.
These pretty cranberries take a little bit of time, but practically zero effort. You can do this while working on a bunch of other things!
This easy sugared cranberry recipe is perfect for adding a touch of festive sparkle to your home and favorite Christmas recipes. I’m sure making these will become a family tradition for you too!
More Cranberry Recipes
- Sugared Cranberry Ginger Mimosas
- Vanilla Orange Candied Cranberries
- Hot Cranberry Apple Spiced Cider
- Spiked Cranberry Sauce
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