If you haven’t made candied grapes yet, then you are in for a treat! Whether you are looking for a fun and easy snack to make for (or with) kids or just want a treat for yourself, these candied grapes only have two ingredients and are super quick to make.
Some candied grape methods involve heating a liquid sugar mixture over the stove to a high heat and dipping the grapes, but this is a no-heat, no-cook method that is safe for kids to help with.
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What are candied grapes?
Candied grapes are simply fresh grapes that are rolled in a fine sugar powder, like a Jello powder. Sometimes they are frozen for a summertime treat. You can use different flavors of Jello powder to create your own favorite flavor blend!
Why kids love candied grapes:
- They are really easy to make so kids can help roll the grapes in the powder.
- Kids can pick their favorite flavor of Jello to roll the grapes in.
- Rolling the grapes in different flavors makes the grapes different colors for rainbow fun!
What you’ll need to make candied grapes:
- Jello powder: You can use whatever flavor Jello powder you would like for this treat! Some people prefer to use a more sour flavor like green apple or lime to make more of a Sour Patch Kids-type of treat, but the choice of flavor is up to you.
- Fresh grapes: You can use any kind of grapes to make this snack but green and red grapes are the most popular options. Choose a firm grape that has not started to get mushy/soft yet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a kind of grape that works best for candied grapes?
Green grapes can be a lighter flavor than some of the red or purple varieties, so choose green if you really want your flavor to stand out (and it’s usually easier to see the Jello color on light green grapes as well).
Can you roll grapes in something other than Jello powder?
Yes, you can also roll the wet grapes in:
- Jolly Ranchers crushed in a food processor (these are called Crack Grapes)
- The powder part of Fun Dips
- Pixy Stix powder
- Kool-Aid powder
Can you use sugar-free Jello powder?
You can use sugar-free Jello to make this treat but some people don’t enjoy the taste of the sugar-free version, so it’s a personal preference thing. Just roll your wet clean grapes in the sugar-free version of the powder and enjoy the same way.
How to make candied grapes:
Wash your grapes: Start by picking the grapes off the stem and running them under water to clean them thoroughly. Put them into a bowl with water just covering the grapes to keep them wet.
Roll your grapes: Pour your Jello powder into a bowl. Shake off excess water from a grape and roll it in the fine powder.
You can either use your fingers or a spoon to roll the grape around until coated, or you can also put each grape on a toothpick and use that as a handle to roll the grape around.
Allow grapes to set: Set the rolled grapes on a plate and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the coating to set a bit and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why isn’t my coating sticking to the grape?
If your grape is too dry, the coating won’t stick and will be very patchy since the water acts as the adhesive for the powder. Keep your grape in water before dipping and if you get splotchy coverage you can put it on a plate or baking pan and mist it with a spray bottle and roll again to get more coating.
Can I freeze my candied grapes?
Yes! Frozen candied grapes are delicious. You can either freeze your grapes first and let them warm up for 5 minutes or so before rolling so that the surface of the grape begins to melt a little and gets wet, or you can flash freeze finished rolled grapes on a tray for 1 hour and then put them all in a ziplock freezer bag to eat later. You can serve right out of the freezer or let them sit out for 5-10 minutes to soften a bit first. Eat frozen grapes within a week.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you store candied grapes?
You can store candied grapes in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer in an airtight container for up to a week.
Are candied grapes healthy?
“Healthy” is such a subjective term so it’s hard to say that these are a healthy treat since they are rolled in a sugary substance. Like most things with added sugar you’ll want to enjoy in moderation.
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- 1 box Jello in your favorite flavor
- 2 cups green or red grapes
- Wash your grapes: Start by picking the grapes off the stem and running them under water to clean them thoroughly. Put them into a bowl with water just covering the grapes to keep them wet.
- Roll your grapes: Pour your Jello powder into a bowl. Shake off excess water from a grape and roll it in the fine powder.You can either use your fingers or a spoon to roll the grape around until coated, or you can also put each grape on a toothpick and use that as a handle to roll the grape around.
- Allow grapes to set: Set the rolled grapes on a plate and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the coating to set a bit and enjoy!
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.