Walnut and Cranberry Candy Bites

Pat Duran


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.

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper



depends on size of ball you make


5 Min


25 Min


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.
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.
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.
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.
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