When I first saw these, I thought ooo, how pur-dee! Then when I realized how yummy they are…I thought, WHY HAVEN”T I MADE THESE BFORE?!
Bear with me… I have been messing with my image size…Is it just me or does my lil’ site take FOREVER to load. I hate that with sites. Up there with stepping in poo. Ok back to these babies! Did I tell you that theses develop this crunchy sweet shell that goes perfect with the chewy tartness of cranberries? And they are addictive if ya like sweet-tart flavors. My littlest daughter eats raw cranberries (kids eat weird things…I preferred Elmer’s paste and goldfish food as a kid…maybe that’s why I’m short?!)
What ya need to do for these is: Over med heat, take 2c sugar and 2c water..simmer it down to make a simple syrup. (dissolved sugar)
it will become very clear. Now, pour it over the cranberries in a bowl~I used a whole bag, minus maybe 12?! (kid!)
cover with plastic wrap and put em in the fridge overnight. Drain them (you can save your syrup…for tea,etc)
coat them with 3/4 c of sugar (superfine) I also added a wooden spoon of powdered. Lay them on a parchment lined baking sheet to dry. (8hrs here- but, it was humid!) Store in an airtight container. By the way- cranberries help prevent UTIs by preventing bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract. They have a property that breaks the bacteria’s “glue”. Neat, huh~ my 14 years managing the health food store has gone to some use!