Colorful Candy Grapes Recipe
Eye catching is an understatement when you’re talking about this Colorful Candy Grapes Recipe (oh, and they taste great too)! The candy grapes are so easy to make, and a great project to do in the kitchen for kids of all ages! Have even more fun and let friends guess what they are, no one will say ‘grapes’…
This was originally inspired by a pinterest image, from Sabrina at Dinner, then Dessert, who calls them ‘Sour Patch Grapes’ and we just had to try them out. We made these colorfully fun grapes for Lauren’s class at school, and what a hit they were!! Lauren and I counted 97 candy grapes from the bag of grapes that we used when we made these, so there were plenty for her class of 25 students to each have a few and extras for teachers and staff to try as well.
To make these, we lined a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set up our small bowls. One for water, and 6 more for our Jello flavors that we put 1/3 of each package of gelatin into. We used some of the specialty flavors that Jello currently offers, Koolaid flavors grape, orange, and cherry, and Jolly Rancher flavors blue raspberry, watermelon, and green apple.
Start by inserting toothpicks into the stem end of the grape, then dip into your bowl of water. Alternate which Jello flavors you coat the grapes in, roll the grapes through the dry gelatin to thoroughly coat each individual grape. Set coated grapes onto the parchment paper and allow them to dry for about an hour before carefully removing the toothpicks to serve. Enjoy!
- 1 bag grapes (seedless, typically 2 lbs in a bag)
- 4-6 Jello gelatin flavors (we used 6 flavors, only 1/3 each pack of Jello)
- 1/4 c water (for dipping)
- 100 toothpicks
Wash grapes and set up a working area with a large baking sheet or cooling rack that is lined with parchment paper (or aluminum foil or plastic wrap). Set up several small bowls (4-6 depending on how many flavors you have picked out) with 1/3 of each of the Jello flavors and another small bowl with the water.
Insert toothpicks into the stem hole at the end of each grape, dip them into the water and then alternate which Jello flavor you dip each grape in. Place coated grapes on the parchment paper to dry, leaving the toothpicks in place.