What Is a Dragée?

Definition: Dragée

French for "to dredge," a dragée (pronounced "dra-zhay") traditionally refers to a colorful covered candy with a hard outer shell and softer center, often used for decoration in addition to eating.

These days, the word is used loosely for most small coated candies, from Jordan almonds to candy- and chocolate-coated sunflower seeds.

Dragées can also describe the tiny metallic sugar spheres used to top holiday cakes and cookies. Can you think of any modern-day candies that are dragées?