Unicorn sparkly sugar cranberries!
make a simple syrup by adding 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to sauce pan. on med/med-high heat heat water and stir until sugar is dissolved. When steam starts to arise, BUT DO NOT Boil add cranberries.
Stir cranberries and coat well in simple syrup. Remove with a strainer or slotted spoon. (Can reuse syrup for drinks or other recipes like lemonade)
Place cranberries on rack to dry for 1 hour.In a tray or cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper use dump remaining sugar on. roll cranberries around in sugar, pressing semi-firmly.
You can completely play around with the simple syrup to give the berries extra flavor and extra scent! Try adding a little extract and vanilla before adding cranberries
If your water boils, or is too hot your cranberries will pop and begin to cook. Basically from there your making cranberry sauce, and you don't want cranberry sauce. so DON'T BOIL THE WATER. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, and steam is coming off the water.
yes! you can store them in an air tight container or bag. The sugar does begin to flake off as the berries move about, and after a few days the sugar will start to make the cranberries become a little soggy.
yes! I've done this a few times haha. accidentally dropped it in the drink, or after sitting in the fridge pieces aren't looking as good? Just roll them around in sugar again to help them last a little longer?
Stored in the fridge, in an air tight container they will last 3-5 days. It can depend on the freshness of the cranberries when you bought them too.
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