Make a sweet and sour healthy snack for the kids with this recipe for Candy Grapes. They’re easy to make and are a huge hit for children of all ages.
What’s in Candied Grapes?
Kids of all ages love Sour Patch Kids candy. Well, instead of filling them up with sugary nothings, you can make these candied grapes instead. Using sour green grapes, a pinch of lime juice, water, and some gelatin, you have a deliciously healthier substitute!
- Green Grapes: You’ll want seedless grapes, and I recommend cutting them in half if you plan to serve these to young kids, as grapes can be a choking hazard.
- Lime Juice: Makes these candied grapes sour.
- Water: Helps the Jell-O powder stick to the grapes.
- Jell-O: Adds delicious candy flavor and fun color.
Pro Tip: For an even healthier option, use dye-free Jell-O.
Variations on Sour Patch Grapes
You can customize the Candy Grapes using different gelatin flavors based on your preference. I used cherry, lime, berry blue, strawberry, and orange. Watermelon, pineapple, raspberry, or even cranberry would also be delicious!
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Candy grapes are grapes coated in gelatin that have a sweet taste, similar to traditional candy, but much better for you! You can customize them by using different types of gelatin to give them a unique and delicious flavor.
These candy grapes are much healthier than Sour Patch Kids. They contain vitamin C, Iron, potassium, and even 5 grams of protein! They are still high in sugar, though, so make them a once-in-a-while treat.
You can use any of your favorite gelatin flavors, such as lime, orange, strawberry, and even cherry. Use what you already have or go out and get your favorite gelatin flavors for this Candy Grapes recipe.
You can freeze the Candy Grapes, but they’ll be quite cold and hard for younger children. It’s best to chill them in the fridge when you’re preparing them for younger kids. If you like frozen treats, it’s fine to put them in the freezer for a bit before you eat them.
How to Store
Store leftover candy grapes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy chilled.
How to Freeze
While you can freeze these candy grapes, I do not recommend doing so if you’re feeding them to littles, as they can get too hard. You can freeze these grapes in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Candy Grapes Recipe
- 1 pound seedless green grapes chilled
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (from 1 lime)
- ½ cup water
- 15 ounces dry Jell-O mix any flavor (5 boxes)
- Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Pour the gelatin flavors into 5 separate small bowls.15 ounces dry Jell-O mix
- Remove the stems and wash grapes.1 pound seedless green grapes
- In a large bowl, add the grapes and water. Squeeze in the lime juice and toss to coat. Make sure grapes are wet.½ cup water, 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Place each grape on a toothpick then roll and dredge through gelatin, alternating colors.
- Place on prepared sheet to set up. Gelatin will dry slightly.
- Eat immediately or chill on sheet in a single layer.
- Make sure to fully remove the stems from the grapes. No one wants to bite into a tough stem!
- If you plan to feed these to young children, be sure to use seedless grapes to prevent choking. You may also want to cut the grapes in half.
- These can be frozen but that makes them very very cold and hard for little mouths. We just chill them and we are happy campers.