How to Make Candied Grapes
These candied grapes are a delicious and unique treat that can be eaten on a warm day on the way to class, mid-day slump, or anytime you’re craving a sweet treat. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to traditional candy or a new creative summer treat, this quick and healthy candied grape recipe will have you doing a happy dance.
Candied grapes are a fun and easy-to-make treat that is perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
Remove the stems and wash grapes well to remove any dirt or bacteria.
Add washed grapes to a large mixing bowl.
Add water, lemon, and lime juice to the same bowl and stir.
Make sure grapes are evenly coated and wet.
Pour gelatin boxes into 2 separate bowls. Note: Feel free to experiment and work different flavors and as many of them as you’d like.
Poke each grape with a toothpick (right where the stem used to be) and dip and roll through the gelatin, alternating flavors. Be sure to completely cover each grape.
Place on the prepared baking sheet. The gelatin will take 10-15 minutes to dry slightly.
Enjoy your treat right away or chill in the fridge in a single layer on the baking sheet.
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Making these candied grapes was a fun activity because the flavor possibilities are endless. When you walk down the JELL-O aisle, be sure to pick some good ones. I went with lemon and raspberry, which pair great together. Other flavor options range from Berry Blue to Peach to Strawberry. You may see some off-brand and sugar-free options in the grocery store, which work just as well.
My favorite part about this recipe is that it doesn’t need corn syrup, like most candy recipes. If you like tart or gummy candies like Sour Patch Kids, then you’ll love these candied grapes. Plus, they’re much healthier, so you’ll get added nutritional benefits. Adding fruit to your diet can help your immune system and fiber content, so it’s a no-brainer.
The best part for anyone in a dorm room or college-living situation is that it uses few ingredients and few needed kitchen supplies. If you have a bowl and a baking tray, you can learn how to make candied grapes your go-to snack. You can even easily share them with your friends around campus.
With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can make these candied grapes anytime and indulge in a fruity sweet treat.
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