Sour Patch Grapes are a great sour candy fix! With only two ingredients they taste like you threw grapes into the machines at the Sour Patch Candy factory!
Sour Patch Grapes are my new go to for my sour candy fix! With only two ingredients, these candied grapes come together in seconds and taste like you threw deliciously tart green grapes into the machines at the Sour Patch Candy factory!
I feel like every time I say “check back in for xyz recipe tomorrow” I end up delaying the recipe and picking something else I just can’t wait to share! Today’s post was such an unexpected home run I didn’t want to wait another day to post it! In fact while most of my posts are not made/eaten the day before the post, these Sour Patch Grapes were actually made last night and I stayed up late to write this post and bump my Vanilla Ice Cream for them!
All my life I have been a HUGE fan of Sour Patch Kids and sour candy in general. I’m such a fan of them that I had started buying them in bulk and then switched to bulk but individually wrapped packages so I don’t eat a huge handful! The tart and sweet flavors are a favorite and given a choice between a bowl of sour candy and ANY other dessert (ok 99% of other desserts) I would choose the bowl of sour candy. So when I stumbled across this idea on Pinterest I had high hopes that I was trying to keep in check while I sent my husband out for ingredients. I knew I was going to work with my own flavors and recreate the original mix, but I wasn’t prepared for us to all gather around the bowl eating them with reckless abandon. I think the bowl lasted about two minutes flat. But can you blame us when they look like this?! I chose Jolly Rancher Green Apple, Jolly Rancher Watermelon (I can’t do cherry or strawberry jello ever again after the hospital stay when I had my youngest. Red jello is officially not a part of my diet ever again!), Jello Lemon and Jello Orange.
The directions are super simple but I will tell you there are many different ways to accomplish the same thing here.
- Use my method with toothpicks (more details below)
- Rinse the grapes, put them in a ziploc back and pour desired flavor in, seal and shake
- Roll each grape through the mix by hand after rinsing.
Each method has positives and negatives:
- Cons:My method takes longer than the others and uses toothpicks. Positive: Beautiful, even coverage, no messy hands.
- Cons: Messy uneven coverage, no beautiful presentation. Positive: Done in literally seconds.
- Cons: Messy hands, imperfect coverage, still takes a heck of a long time, if not as long as mine. Positives: Prettier than #2
Here is my method (I used toothpicks since I had a box of 1000 laying around not being used). Take one bowl of freshly washed green grapes and a small bowl of water. (Foam dinosaurs optional)Poke a toothpick in through the spot where the stem was attached. Using toothpick, dip in water and roll in mix that is in a tilted bowl for easy rolling. Let the grapes stay on the toothpicks until the liquid is dried and they have formed a crust of sweet and sour magic.
Put in fridge for as long as it takes to chill them completely. I also froze a few to test, I will update my post in the morning about how good they are! Once they are fully chilled you can easily remove the toothpicks.
Repeat the steps with each individual flavor, you can choose any flavors you’d like, I chose mine to mimic the colors of original Sour Patch Kids. Once they’ve dried, serve it up in a bowl and watch your toddler (if you happen to have one handy) say “wooooooowwwwwwwwww” over and over again!
- Pour ⅓ of each flavor into small bowls.
- Poke a toothpick in through the spot where the stem was attached.
- Using toothpick, dip in water and roll in mix. (Or just have a bowl of grapes sitting in water).
- Put in fridge for as long as it takes to chill them completely.
- I also froze a few to test, I will update my post in the morning about how good they are!
- Once they are fully chilled you can easily remove the toothpicks.