DIY Frosted Cranberries Recipe: Make Sugared Cranberries for Holiday Decorating & Snacking by Donna John

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DIY Frosted Cranberries Recipe: Make Sugared Cranberries for Holiday Decorating & Snacking

Frosted cranberries can be used to garnish holiday desserts or platters or as a sweet-but-tart snack. Frosting cranberries is a simple process that requires just a few ingredients: water, egg white or corn syrup and sugar. That's it! 

There are so many ways to use frosted cranberries this holiday season. Garnish that holiday ham, turkey or prime rib, decorate cakes and cupcakes, float them in Christmas sangria or other cocktails, glue them onto holiday wreaths or gingerbread houses. How will you use them? 

DIY frosted cranberries will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week. Once you make and use these festive cranberries, it will become a family tradition. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes


  • 1 bag (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon egg white or corn syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine the egg and water or corn syrup and water in a bowl.
  2. Add the cranberries and toss until completely coated.
  3. Pour the sugar onto a cookie sheet. Roll the cranberries in the sugar until coated. Allow to dry for at least 2 hours. 

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Elisa Schmitz
This is a great idea. So festive, Donna John !
What a delicious way to eat cranberries.

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