sug-ar-coat / sho͝og-ər-kōt
1. enclosed in sugar or other sweet substance
To sugarcoat cranberries, moisten them in frothy egg white and then dip in sugar.
From “The Bride & Groom First and Forever Cookbook” by Mary Corpeining Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford
2. to make superficially attractive or more appealing
The Bible doesn’t sugarcoat pain and suffering; it gives you something to move past it.
Jud Wilhite, 1971 –