Wash cranberries and sort out any that don’t look so great.
To make the simple syrup, in a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of sugar with ½ cup of water and bring to boil over medium heat. Stir until sugar is compeltley dissolved, 3-5 minutes.
Add cranberries and stir so that they are all vosted in the simple syrup. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cranbrries to a write rack to dry for at least an hour.
After one hour, roll cranberries in remaining sugar until completely coated.
Stir in the cranberries and make sure each cranberry is well coated in the simple syrup. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cranberries to a wire rack and let them dry for at least an hour.
After an hour the cranberries should be dry but sticky. Working with a few cranberries at once, roll them in the remaining sugar until they are fully coated. Let them sit until and dry for another hour.