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Cranberry Candy Recipes

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Cranberries, with their lip-puckering tart flavor, are a great match for the sweetness of many candies. Try one of these favorite cranberry candy recipes and see for yourself how sweet this sour fruit can be!

If you're looking for more Thanksgiving-related sweets, click here to see my full list of Thanksgiving candies!

1. Macadamia Nut Cranberry Bark

Macadamia Cranberry Bark
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Macadamia-Cranberry Bark is a smooth milk chocolate bark with rich, salty macadamia nuts and tangy, chewy cranberries. There is just a hint of unsweetened chocolate in the mix, to deepen the flavor of the milk chocolate and cut down the sweetness.

2. Cranberry Pecan Fudge

Cranberry Pecan Fudge
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Cranberry Pecan Fudge is a lovely fall fudge with dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and dark brown sugar. I like the simplicity of these flavors, but if you want to give it even more of an autumn taste, consider adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves to the fudge.

3. Glazed Cranberries

Glazed Cranberries
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Fresh cranberries are rolled in sparkling granulated sugar for a beautiful sweet-tart fall candy. The sugary coating is crunchy, while the fresh berry inside bursts with juice when you bite into it.

4. Cranberry Pralines

Cranberry Pralines
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Cranberry Pralines are a rich brown sugar candy made with dried cranberries, cinnamon, and lots of toasted pecans. They have the slightly crumbly texture and melt-in-your-mouth quality of traditional pralines, but the addition of chewy dried cranberries gives them a fun, sweet-tart twist.

5. Cranberry Truffles

Cranberry Truffles
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Cranberry Truffles combine dark chocolate with cranberry sauce and orange zest to produce delightfully fruity truffles with just a hint of tang. I like to top these with chopped toasted pecans, but you could also use dried cranberries, candied orange peel, or leave them plain.

6. Cranberry Pate de Fruits

Cranberry Pate de Fruits
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These Cranberry Pate de Fruit squares are bursting with the sweet-tart taste of fresh cranberries. They're wonderfully chewy with a hint of crunch from the granulated sugar coating the outsides.

7. Cranberry Cashew Chocolate Bark

cashew-cranberry bark
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Cranberry-Cashew Chocolate Bark is a delightfully chunky bark candy that features two types of chocolate, sweet-tart cranberries, and the salty crunch of roasted cashews.

8. Cranberry-Walnut Balls

Cranberry Walnut Balls photo
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These candies are sweet-tart with bold cranberry flavor and the richness of walnuts. Roll them in nuts, or powdered sugar, or dip them in chocolate to make them truly indulgent.

9. Cranberry Brown Sugar Fudge

Cranberry Brown Sugar Fudge
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Cranberry Brown Sugar Fudge has a warm fall flavor from cinnamon, brown sugar, dried cranberries, and toasted pecans. This recipe uses white chocolate chips and marshmallow cream to produce an easy, creamy, no-fail fudge.

10. Meringue Chocolate Bark

Meringue Chocolate Bark
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This Meringue Chocolate Bark recipe has crunchy vanilla meringue cookies, tangy dried cranberries, and fragrant orange zest, all held together with rich semi-sweet chocolate. The cranberries add a delicious chewy texture that compliments the crisp meringues and smooth chocolate.

11. Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffles

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffles
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Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffles have the great taste and texture of fresh oatmeal cookie dough, formed into bite-sized candies dipped in white chocolate. Dried cranberries are mixed into the dough to give these cookies a chewy texture and a punch of tart flavor.
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