Candied Sour Grapes

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!

fresh grapes peeking in the background of a whtie bowl filled with candied grapes

Sour Patch Grapes

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.

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, the sour on the outside and sweet on the inside thing reigns true.

Use any colors of boxed jello that you want, sugar-free or not, they all turn out pretty interesting. 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.

grapes and boxes of jello

Candied grapes ingredients

  • Boxes of jello mix
  • Green seedless grapes
  • Water

What you’ll need to make this recipe

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  • Bowls
  • Plates
  • Toothpick
bowl filled with candied grapes and fresh grapes scattered around

Tips for making jello grapes

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!

aerial view of white bowl filled with sour patch candied grapes

FAQs about grapes with jello powder

Can I freeze jello grapes?

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.

How long are candied grapes good for?

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.

How do I make grapes taste like cotton candy?

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.

How to make candied grapes

Wash your grapes and remove all stems.

Fill a small bowl with water and dump the dry powders from the jello onto plates.

Place a few grapes into the bowl of water and then remove one and stick a toothpick in the bottom.

While holding the toothpick, twirl the grape around in a powdered mix until coated.

Slide grape off of toothpick and continue until all have been coated.

Chill 10 minutes in the fridge.

Serve and enjoy.

up close view of candied grapes with fresh grapes in back

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Candied Sour Grapes

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!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Chill10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied grapes, grapes in jello, grapes with jello powder, jello grapes, sour patch grapes
Servings: 6
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Equipment

  • Toothpick

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Green Grapes, Seedless
  • 3 boxes (3.4ounce) Jello Mix
  • Water

Instructions

  • 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.
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Notes

Note: For child choking safety measures please slice grapes in halves lengthwise or in quarters before offering to a child under the age of 5.

Nutrition

Serving: 1handful | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 65.8g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 203.1mg | Potassium: 291.8mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 4.5IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 16.5mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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