Candied sour grapes are a classic treat good for summer or throughout the year. They're sour and tangy on the outside and sweet, fresh, and juicy on the inside. The best part is that it only needs 3 ingredients!
Mixing grapes with jello powder is a great way to get kids (and adults) to eat up those ripe grapes in the fridge. Adding this fun and colorful twist really changes up the game and helps to turn them into sour patch grapes.
The sour patch candy is sour on the outside and on the inside it's sweet and chewy. While these won't be nearly as chewy as the actual candy, they will be sour on the outside and sweet on the inside.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- You can use your favorite flavors. Use any colors of boxed jello that you want, sugar-free or not. They all turn out pretty interesting.
- You can match a party theme. Different colors could also be used to help fit in with a party theme if you're looking for a new treat to share at the next get-together.
- They're easy to make. You can enlist the help of your kids if desired. This recipe is as simple as rolling some grapes in powder and calling it a day.
Jello mix- Use boxes of your favorite flavors of Jello. Do not prepare the Jello as we only want to use the dry mix.
Green seedless grapes- I recommend seedless grapes because they're easier to eat. Green ones show the jello colors better too.
Water- You'll need some water to help moisten the grapes to hold the dry powder to them.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
🔪 Instructions for Candied Sour Grapes
Step 1: Wash your grapes and remove all stems.
Step 2: Fill a small bowl with water and dump the dry powders from the jello onto plates.
Step 3: Place a few grapes into the bowl of water and then remove one and stick a toothpick in the bottom.
Step 4: While holding the toothpick, twirl the grape around in a powdered mix until coated.
Step 5: Slide the grape off of the toothpick and continue until all have been coated.
Step 6: Chill 10 minutes in the fridge.
Serve and enjoy.
🍴 Recipe Tips
Making these grapes is very easy but there are a few simple things to note. For example, it can get a little messy. I've found that a toothpick in the grape really helps to keep you from staining your fingers with dyes.
For the first few minutes after rolling a grape, the color will darken as the moisture is absorbed into the grapes, so what might be light orange now might turn out deeper orange later.
Bumping wet grapes into each other will cause the colors to bleed between the two so if you want to keep them all looking pristine, keep rolled grapes separated by color until they've been chilled.
You don't really have to chill the grapes afterward either. It's just a chance to give the grapes in jello a chance to set. Honestly, eating them a moment after you've finished rolling them is still yummy too!
💭 Recipe FAQs
Yes, and many people do! Just note that grapes become mushy when thawed completely so freezing them means you intend to eat them frozen. If you want to serve to a kid, slice them in half or quarter them before freezing to remove the choking hazard of a solid whole grape.
These grapes can last up to a week in the fridge if you store them in an airtight container. Eating them fresh is always best for the tastiest results.
Using a jello powder that tastes similar to your favorite cotton candy flavor and a sweet variety of juicy grapes is a good way to get a tasty sweet combination that is healthier and yummy.
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Candied Sour Grapes
- 2 pounds Green Grapes, Seedless ($5.36)
- 3 boxes (3.4ounce) Jello Mix (any flavor) ($2.49)
- Water ($0.00)
- Wash grapes and remove from stems.
- Fill a bowl with water. Place a few grapes inside the water.
- Empty the jello powders onto plates for easier use.
- Grab a grape and shove a toothpick in the hole at the bottom.
- Hold the toothpick with the wet grape and roll it around over one of the jello mixes. Carefully slide grape off the toothpick and onto plate.
- Continue until all grapes have been coated in jello.
- Chill for 10 minutes in the fridge.
- Serve and enjoy.