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.

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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

How to Make Walnut and Cranberry Candy Bites


  • 1Combine 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.
  • 2Turn 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.
  • 3Boil 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.
  • 4Pour 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.
  • 5Note:
    Can form mixture around sucker stick and the dip in melted white or chocolate disks and placed on foil- chill to set chocolate.

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About Walnut and Cranberry Candy Bites

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