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Snowy Sugared Cranberries

Snowy cranberries are the most addicting winter dessert I make.  I eat these candies until my mouth turns raw from the sour acids.  I rationalize that they are healthy because raw cranberries are low calorie and high in antioxidants and vitamin C.  They look beautiful on a dessert table and are a breeze to make.

Mix 2 table spoons honey with 2 tablespoons hot water. (Alternative is to cook 1/4 cup sugar into 1 cup water for a simple syrup.) Optionally add orange zest, vanilla extract or cinnamon for flavor.

Soak 1 package (10 ounces) of raw cranberries in the honey/water mixture.

Sprinkle 1 - 2 cups white granulated or powdered sugar across a cookie sheet. I use a mixture because I like the dual purposes of coverage of the powdered sugar and the crunch of the granulated.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the wet cranberries to the sugar mix on the cookie sheet.

Stir until all the cranberries are covered and leave in the sugar mixture for 30 minutes or until sugar coating hardens.

Store in an airtight container for 3 - 4 days at room temperature if they don't disappear instantly!


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