Make sugared cranberries. To make sugared cranberries, combine 1 cup granulated sugar and ½ cup water in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour warm syrup over cranberries and chill 1½ hours, or up to 12 hours. Drain cranberries.
In small bowl, combine remaining ¼ cup sugar with sprinkles. Working with about ¼ cup cranberries at a time, roll cranberries in sugar and spread out on parchment paper to dry.
Helpful Hint: If sugar becomes clumpy, add additional granulated sugar.