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Easy Sugared Cranberries Snack Recipe

Sugared Cranberries are the perfect irresistible snack for any holiday or winter gathering! Each bite of these sweet-tart cranberries with a hint of cinnamon pops in your mouth. These are nearly impossible to stop eating. They make the perfect garnish for your holiday decor, too!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, easy, finger foods, fresh, holidays, sugar
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 125.05kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 12 oz. bag cranberries 2 1/2 cups
  • Turbinado or granulated sugar for rolling


  • Heat the sugar, water, orange juice and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add cranberries. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Place a large piece of parchment or wax paper on a flat surface. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cranberries to the parchment (reserve liquid in pan and use as a simple syrup, if desired). Allow cranberries to dry for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle cranberries with sugar (turbinado preferred) and roll to coat completely. Transfer to a bowl and cover until ready to serve!


If you love the look of these beautiful treats, another great way to enjoy them is as a decoration on top of cake or a dessert and it’ll spruce up the look immediately!


Calories: 125.05kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.34g | Protein: 0.28g | Fat: 0.08g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2.45mg | Fiber: 1.89g | Sugar: 28.35g