sour patch grapes

A few days ago, Evie tweeted about snacking on grapes covered with lemon/lime drink powder, which intrigued me so much that I started Googling around for more info. Up popped this recipe for Sour Patch Grapes (aka Leprechaun candy), which uses Jello powder instead, and I decided to give it a go. The whole idea sounds bizarre, but the resulting sugar coated grapes are like bits of juicy candy that you just can’t…stop…eating. It may not be the healthiest way to eat a bowl of grapes, but it’s certainly a tasty one!

Sour Patch Grapes
Adapted from Sweet Treats and More

Thoroughly wash a pound of grapes, and dump them into a large Ziploc bag while they’re still wet

Pour in a box of Jello powder (I used melon fusion flavor), and shake shake shake!

When the grapes are fully coated, pour them out into a bowl and refrigerate until the sugar sets into a wonderfully crunchy shell


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15 Responses to sour patch grapes

  1. jay taylor says:

    I just made this using green apple jolly rancher jello and OMGosh yum!

  2. Johanna says:

    Wha the wha? That looks amazing! And genius!

  3. alli says:

    Whoa, this sounds amazing. Now that I’ve finished my Easter stash of sour patch candy, I’ll have to try these instead. : )

  4. michelle says:

    what a fun treat! love this idea!

  5. Corbin says:

    Well this post definitely caught my attention. What a crazy idea! Did you try them yet?

  6. McKenna Ryan says:

    Mmmmm! This looks absolutely delicious! I have been wanting to try this out. I think I might have to this summer when grapes go on sale. xx. McKenna Lou
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  7. rooth says:

    This sounds utterly WONDERFUL and terrible at the same time.

  8. Stephanie says:

    Wow, this sounds so interesting and delicious! I love Sour Patch Kids… this may be slightly healthier, right?!?

  9. Alexa says:

    OMG. What an amazing twist on the candy! Genius!

  10. Kyla says:

    I can’t believe this recipe exists, and I haven’t found it yet! Grapes are one of my favorite snacks, and sour patch one of my favorite candies. I think I have to try this – it would definitely make me feel better about getting that “candy” fix without actually eating candy ;)

  11. Rachel says:

    This is such a fun idea! I actually love jello so I’m sure I would enjoy these!

  12. Gloria, I’m pretty sure you just revolutionized my summer! I want to eat these by the bucket while reclining poolside. Sigh. One day we’ll get sunshine back in Michigan…

  13. Alyssa says:

    Haha this is kind of genius! I’ve never ate grapes like this before, but I’m up for anything!

  14. Jillian says:

    Saw this on your IG the other day. Love this idea! Looks incredibly yummy.