Walnut and Cranberry Candy Bites

Pat Duran

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@kitchenChatter

These are sweet and tart at the same time.Use only fresh or frozen bagged cranberries -DO NOT Use canned cranberries they tend to be too sweet and might not set up well- too juicy.


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Serves:

depends on size of ball you make

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

12 oz
bag cranberries
1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
water
1 c
ground toasted walnuts
powdered sugar or more ground nuts for coating

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine the water and sugar in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium high heat. Stir to dissolve sugar, and then stop stirring.
Insert candy thermometer and boil to 240^, or soft ball stage.
2
Turn down heat and add the cranberries all at once, stirring to incorporate. The sugar will thicken around the berries and be difficult to stir, but after a minute or two it will be easier to stir.
3
Boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the berries have popped and the mixture looks like jam.
Stir in the nuts and continue boiling, stir,until mixture is a thick paste; about 10 more minutes.
4
Pour mixture into a 9x13-inch pan and allow to cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Coat your hands in powdered sugar and roll the candy into walnut- size or smaller in powdered sugar or chopped nuts.
Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or so.
5
Note:
Can form mixture around sucker stick and the dip in melted white or chocolate disks and placed on foil- chill to set chocolate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy