These are my absolute favorite candy in the tin that my husband's aunt delivers each Christmas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
50
Yield:
50 candies
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Ingredients

50
Original recipe yields 50 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line an 8x8-inch pan with waxed paper; coat the paper with vegetable oil.

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  • Combine 1 cup sugar, jellied cranberry sauce, and raspberry Jell-O® mix in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar and gelatin have dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring often. Mix walnuts into candy.

  • Pour candy into prepared pan and let set at room temperature overnight. Cut candy into squares and roll squares in sugar. Place sugared candies onto waxed paper to set.

Cook's Note:

Instead of waxed paper, a silicone pan can also be used. These don't store well for extended periods and may need to be rerolled in additional sugar. I don't like nuts in these, but the rest of the family uses walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

71 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 16g; fat 0.9g; sodium 20.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2012
Even though I followed the recipe my end product could not be cut into squares! I had to spoon the mixture onto the extra sugar and roll the pieces around. These were easy to make and have great taste! I'll have to make more! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2013
I really enjoyed the flavor but I found the candy hard to work with. I ended up making jelly blobs because they just wouldn't slice. I did save the day however by dipping my blobs in chocolate and topping them with pecans. So I ended up with a chewy chocolatey fruit and nut candy that was quite delicious. I just wish I could have been able to slice them. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2012
Even though I followed the recipe my end product could not be cut into squares! I had to spoon the mixture onto the extra sugar and roll the pieces around. These were easy to make and have great taste! I'll have to make more! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2012
FANTASTIC! I could've eaten the syrup, that's how good it smelled/tasted, lol. I did not add the optional nuts, b/c I don't think I would've cared for that. After pouring it into the pan, I let it set 2 days to make sure it was nice and set up. I did spray my chef's knife w/ cooking spray, just to make cutting a bit easier, and that worked great. These are nice and jelly-like, but also soft with a sweet/tart flavor that is just wonderful, and so simple to make too! I will def be making these again and again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2012
For those having trouble make sure that you're using 16 oz. of cranberry sauce. They have changed the size of the cans now and they only come with 14 oz. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2013
I really enjoyed the flavor but I found the candy hard to work with. I ended up making jelly blobs because they just wouldn't slice. I did save the day however by dipping my blobs in chocolate and topping them with pecans. So I ended up with a chewy chocolatey fruit and nut candy that was quite delicious. I just wish I could have been able to slice them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2017
I would make this again Lots of compliments Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
Ohmigosh...love! My new favorite 'candy' treat!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2017
It was fine it could have been easier to make but it was good but way too mushy Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2013
I followed the recipe to the T but it didn't set and ended up being googey and a big mess.:( Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2018
I really was hoping to have a better outcome. I loved the flavor and the smell was so good. After letting it sit for two nights and using butter on the knife like another person suggested it still came out in blobs Read More
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