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How to Make Candy Grapes


If you’re looking for a fun and delicious treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, candy grapes are the perfect choice. These bite-sized treats are not only easy to make, but they also offer a unique twist on traditional grapes. In this article, we will guide you through the simple steps to create your own homemade candy grapes.


Before we get started, let’s gather all the necessary ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of seedless grapes
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of flavored gelatin mix (any flavor of your choice)


Follow these steps to make your own candy grapes:

  1. Wash the grapes thoroughly under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel. It’s important to ensure that the grapes are completely dry before moving on to the next step.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved completely. This will create a simple syrup.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and let the simple syrup cool for a few minutes.
  4. While the simple syrup is cooling, prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  5. Add the flavored gelatin mix to the simple syrup and stir until well combined.
  6. Take each grape and dip it into the flavored syrup mixture, making sure to coat it evenly.
  7. Place the coated grapes onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure they are not touching each other.
  8. Allow the grapes to dry for at least 1-2 hours, or until the candy coating has hardened.
  9. Once the candy coating has hardened, transfer the candy grapes to an airtight container or serve them immediately.


While the basic recipe for candy grapes is delicious on its own, you can also experiment with different flavors and coatings to create your own unique variations. Here are a few ideas:

  • Try using different flavored gelatin mixes such as strawberry, raspberry, or lime for a burst of fruity flavor.
  • Add a touch of citrus by incorporating some grated lemon or orange zest into the simple syrup.
  • For an extra crunch, roll the coated grapes in chopped nuts or sprinkles before they dry.
  • For a more indulgent treat, drizzle melted chocolate over the hardened candy coating.

Serving and Storage

Candy grapes are best enjoyed fresh, but they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. However, keep in mind that the candy coating may become slightly sticky over time.

These delightful treats can be served as a standalone snack or used as a topping for desserts such as ice cream or yogurt. Get creative with your presentation by arranging them on skewers or in small serving cups.


Now that you know how to make candy grapes, it’s time to unleash your creativity in the kitchen. Whether you’re making them for a party, a special occasion, or simply as a sweet treat for yourself, candy grapes are sure to impress. Enjoy the burst of flavor and the delightful combination of sweet and tangy in every bite!

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