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Thanksgiving 2012 Activity That's a Snack Too

Here's a repeat post from last year because it's a great thing to do when the kids are home this week and it's a nice snack to have around if you're entertaining...

I have the perfect easy family activity for today; sugared cranberries. Watch out! They are like potato chips. I bet you can't eat just one.

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 cups cranberries
sugar to coat

combine 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. DO NOT BOIL! Add the cranberries and let cool for at least 2 hours. You can refrigerate overnight. In batches, roll cranberries in sugar. Place on wax paper to dry for about an hour. While they are getting ready go for a family hike and get in those 10,000 steps. How many different types of leaves can you find?

Super easy. Super yummy and pretty too.

What else can you do with them?
-use them to top cakes and pies
-add thin strips of lemon peel
-add thin strips of orange peel
-mix with nuts
-use them to top a salad


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