Candied Cranberries [Recipe]

Happy three days until Christmas my loves! Today we are talking a festive treat that is sure to brighten up any holiday dessert! 

Aside from the stuffing, the best part of a fall/winter holiday meal is the desserts. They always say that you eat with your eyes first so, a few candied cranberries are sure to make a dessert go from a 5 to a 10 plus, they are a yummy (and addictive) snack, and they are a perfect for an insta photo op! 

What You Will Need

-12 oz fresh cranberries
-3 3/4 cups of sugar (divided)
-1 3/4 cups of water
-1 tsp of vanilla
-zest of one orange (I used clementines)
-juice of one orange

What You Will Do
-in a sauce pan over a medium heat, add 2 1/2 cups of sugar, water, vanilla, orange juice, and orange zest
-stir frequently until sugar has fully dissolved
-turn to a boil and add cranberries
-remove from heat and stir
-once pan is cool enough to handle, cover the cranberries with a small plate to push the cranberries into the syrup
-when pan is completely cool, cover and place in fridge overnight
---next day---
-using a slotted spoon, transfer cranberries from pan to a ziplock bag
-add remaining sugar, seal bag, and shake
-once all of the cranberries are coated, place in an airtight container until ready to use

Pro Tip:
-keep the syrup. it makes for a great syrup for cranberry mojitos



  1. I love cranberries. I need to try these.

  2. YUM! I love that these look super cute and festive, and I bet they smell amazing too <3

    Green Fashionista

  3. They look so delicious! I like that it's a simple recipe with few ingredients.

    Rosalyn xOx |

  4. I have never tried candied cranberries and I think this recipe is a great way to have my first!


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