Walnut and Cranberry Candy Bites
12 ozbag cranberries
1 cgranulated sugar
1 cground toasted walnuts
·powdered sugar or more ground nuts for coating
How to Make Walnut and Cranberry Candy Bites
- 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.