These Jello grapes (or colorful candy grapes) taste so delightfully tangy whether you use fresh or frozen grapes! The rainbow frosted grapes are so easy to make and a great project to do in the kitchen for kids of all ages! Plus, you only need a few ingredients!
Jello Grapes Recipe (Colorful Candy Grapes)
This was originally inspired by a Pinterest image, and we've seen many more since. On Pinterest, this style of gelatin-coated candied grapes can be found as Frosted Grapes, Sour Patch Grapes, Glitter Grapes, and the Jello, Candy, or Candied Grapes that my family and I refer to them as here.
They're so colorful and appetizing that we just had to try them out. We made these colorfully fun grapes for my daughter's class at school, and what a hit they were!!
We have also had great fun and success with my colorful Crack Grapes! Made with crushed candy that is rolled into a candy syrup coating over the grapes, be sure to try them too!!
🥘 Jello Grapes Ingredients, Notes, & Substitutions
- Grapes - One 2-3 pound bag of seedless grapes. I used green grapes, but you can use your favorite kind!
- Jello - 4-6 different flavors of gelatin mix. If using 6 flavors, you'll only need about ⅓ of each package. If using 4 flavors, you'll use ½ of each package.
- Water - ½ cup of water for dipping.
*Be sure to see the free printable recipe card below for ingredients, exact amounts & instructions with tips!*
🔪 How To Make Jello Candied Grapes
Perfect for kids and adults alike, these candied grapes are a snap to make! You will need some small mixing bowls, toothpicks, and parchment paper or wax paper.
This recipe will make approximately 10-12 servings, depending on how many grapes everyone eats and how many grapes are in your bag.
Step 1: Prepare. Wash 2-3 pounds (907 grams) of grapes and set up a working area. Use some free counter space, a large baking sheet, or a cooling rack that is lined with parchment paper (or aluminum foil or wax paper). Set up several small bowls (4-6, depending on how many flavors you have picked out) with ⅓ of each of the Jello flavors and another small bowl with ½ cup (118 milliliters) of water.
Step 2: Dip. 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, rolling the grapes through the dry gelatin to thoroughly coat each individual grape.
Step 3: Dry. Set the coated grapes onto the parchment paper and allow them to dry for about an hour before carefully removing the toothpicks to serve. When allowing them to dry, I have refrigerated and chilled during the drying time, and I have also simply left them on the counter to dry. Both ways work well.
This time around, there was a Starburst candy-flavored gelatin 'Duo' pack available with four flavors (including Blue Raspberry, yay!!). I used half a pack of each color to make about 50 grapes. Other than that, all things were done as directed, and they're still fun to make and tangy and tasty!!
💭 Tips & Notes
- To make the coating step easier, slant your bowls with the Jell-O powder so that they are tilted, and easier to get even coverage on the grapes.
- I counted 97 candy grapes from the bag of green grapes that we used when we made these, but each bag will vary slightly.
- There are multiple methods or instructions for this simple no-bake snack. The easiest methods for coating the grapes with Jell-O gelatin powder include
- #1 - I have made these using toothpicks. It takes a few minutes longer, but I think it's easier and less messy.
- #2 - Use your fingers and roll the grapes in the gelatin powder. It's much quicker, but your fingers will be super sticky!
- #3 - Use a plastic (Ziploc) storage bag to shake the grapes in each color. Another quick method, but the grapes aren't coated that evenly.
These Jello grapes can easily be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Freezing Jello Grapes
These delicious candy grapes DO freeze extremely well. Just take the baking sheet that you are drying the grapes on and place it in the freezer. Once the grapes are frozen, you can transfer them to a plastic storage container or freezer bag.
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📖 Recipe Card
Jello Grapes (Colorful Candy Grapes)
- 1 bag grapes (seedless, typically 2-3 lbs per bag)
- 4-6 Jello gelatin flavors (we used 6 flavors, only ⅓ each pack of Jello - or we used 4 flavors, a ½ of each pack)
- ½ cup water (for dipping)
- 100 toothpicks
- Wash grapes and set up a working area either some free counter space, a large baking sheet, or a cooling rack that is lined with parchment paper (or aluminum foil or wax paper).
- Set up several small bowls (4-6, depending on how many flavors you have picked out) with ⅓ 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.
- Once chilled and the gelatin is set, the toothpicks are easily removed. Place in a bowl and serve.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!