Food that pops! Have you ever tried Sugar Popping Candied Cranberries? If you love candy, specifically sour patch kids then you will love this 3 minute healthy snack recipe.
Orange zest kicks this fun popping sugared cranberries recipe up a notch.
The festive red berries get a dusting of cinnamon and sugar and a quick bake in the oven giving them a sweet and slightly tart delicious flavor and a fun pop when you bite into them.
This quick and easy sugared cranberries recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes. Some are sweet and some are sour but mostly delicious so eat as many as you want.
Toss a few of these sugared cranberries into your favorite holiday mocktail. Candied cranberries for cocktails is a winner as well.
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Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this fresh cranberries recipe!
Weight Watcher Friendly - Yes, you can have candy on WW. These 4 ingredient candied cranberries are only 1 Point on my WW plan for a handful of sugared cranberries.
Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used to get your exact points.
Easy to make - These four ingredient candied cranberries come together in less than 10 minutes.
Kid Friendly - These zesty candied berries are so easy and fun to make. The kids will love helping make them by shaking them in the bag to give them their sweet and sour coating. They taste just like sour patch kids, so a great way to sneak in a fruit for the little ones.
Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 for making these holiday dessert candies. There will be enough to feed family and friends.
Bonus - These sugar dusted cranberries are so pretty you can use them as a garnish for your holiday dishes.
Candied Cranberries Ingredients:
1 Orange - Zested
How to Make Sugared Cranberries:
1: Pour your 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries in colander and rinse with water.
2: Grab your Orange and zest it by pushing the whole orange over a box grater. Grate about 2 teaspoons for this recipe.
3: Grab a gallon size Ziploc baggie and add your ½ cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and your orange zest and close the bag and shake to mix the seasonings together.
4: Pour your cranberries into the Ziploc bag with all the ingredients and shake to coat all the cranberries evenly.
5: Now pour your coated cranberries onto a parchment lined baking sheet and place in a preheated 350 degree F Oven for 3 minutes.
6: Remove from oven and let cool. You can add an additional dusting of powdered sugar if you desire. Once they are cool - serve and get ready for the pops!
Watch the How to Make Candied Cranberries Video..
Can you make sugared cranberries in an Air Fryer?
I did try a batch in my Ninja Foodi Air Fryer and they came out just as good in the air fryer. Just lay a sheet of parchment paper in your air fryer basket and place the sugared cranberries on top and air fry at 290 degrees for 3 minutes.
One cup of fresh cranberries is zero points on WW.
Some consider cranberries to be a superfood due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content. Research has linked the nutrients in cranberries to a lower risk of urinary tract infection (UTI), the prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, and decreased blood pressure.
Cranberry juice aids in the natural detoxification process by enhancing liver and kidney function. In addition to the antioxidant properties, it also contains a lot of water which helps to flush out your system while keeping you hydrated.
Cranberries are low in carbs and high in fiber which actually make them keto friendly!
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This Quick and Easy cranberries Recipe is only 1 Point on my app for one serving. Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
Make sure you check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
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