walnut and cranberry candy bites

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves depends on size of ball you make
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For walnut and cranberry candy bites

  • 12 oz
    bag cranberries
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1 c
    ground toasted walnuts
  • powdered sugar or more ground nuts for coating
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How To Make walnut and cranberry candy bites

  • 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.
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