Healthy Summer Snack – Glittery Sour Patch Grapes

This is a fabulously easy and amazingly delightful treat that I cannot get enough of.  By rolling fresh grapes in unprepared jello mix you are left with a healthy summer snack that tastes even better than candy.  Ever since I discovered this simple recipe I have had a batch ready in the fridge at all times!

This is one of those Pinterest recipes that I fell on and knew that I wanted to try asap!  Boy, am I ever  glad that I did because it has been my absolute favorite treat all summer long.  I came upon this recipe just in time for all of those summer barbeques and cook outs.  This is my new go-to summertime dish to pass because it is so easy and enjoyable.  Each time I have taken it to a get together I see people looking at it funny wondering what the heck it is, but as soon as they try it they raise they eyebrows in surprise and track down who made it to see what it is all about.

I found this Sour Patch Grape recipe at a blog called Pure Sugar in her cooking Thursday segment.  She gives great simple instructions on how to make this lovely healthy dish that tastes like sour patch kid candies (but much better in my opinion).  These are so good and so worthy of sharing that I couldn’t wait to pass this fabulous idea onto you all!  Her recipe calls for just 1 package of watermelon fusion Jello and a pound of grapes.  Because I couldn’t find that particular Jello flavor and altered it a little and loved the combination that I came up with.  I have tried a few different takes on the recipe and this is my favorite version so far.

All you will need is:

One pound of fresh green grapes

1 package on watermelon Jello unprepared

1 package of sugar free lemon Jello unprepared

Mix your two Jello flavors in a small plastic bag.  Pour a little bit at a time onto a plate.  Pull your grapes from the stems and rinse them well.  While they are still a little damp (but not dripping wet) add a few at a time to the plate of Jello mix and roll them around to coat them each.

Remove the covered grapes and add them to a bowl and repeat the process adding more Jello mix to the plate as needed to coat the entire batch of grapes. If you do this using lemon and watermelon Jello the “glitter”  will have a slight yellowish tinge.  If you stick with just watermelon Jello you will avoid the yellowing, but the taste will be a bit different.

Put your bowl of glittered grapes uncovered in the fridge.  Let them sit for at least an hour before serving.  The longer they sit the better they taste.  I prepare them when they have sat in the fridge overnight.  I have also tried them frozen and they were good, but found them to get a little messy once they thawed too much.  If you are serving them outdoors in heat I suggest keeping them on an ice bed.   Once they get warm the jello starts to melt and they aren’t quite as pretty or refreshing.

They are out of this world amazing and are the perfect summer snack, dish to pass, or even dessert!  There are so many possibilities with these to make them suit your families taste.  Although this is my favorite version I have also tried other versions that are great!

Red grapes with watermelon Jello

Red Grapes with Tropical Fusion Jello

Green Grapes with just sugar free Lemon Jello

Green Grapes with Orange and Lemon Jello

tried lime flavored Jello on both and wasn’t a fan

Give a few different version a try and see what you like best!  My kids love them any way I make them and I love using a sugar version of Jello to make them extra healthy!  I hope you try these and love them as much as we do.  Like I said earlier, there is now a permanent spot in the fridge for a bowl of these and I can’t seem to keep them there for long!  I think I am the worst culprit, but I don’t feel a bit guilty about indulging in this tasty candy like treat!

42 Replies to “Healthy Summer Snack – Glittery Sour Patch Grapes”

  1. Fantastic idea! Made a batch with red grapes and a mix of lemon and strawberry jello. I can’t keep my hands out of the fridge!

    Rather than a bowl we put ours on a baking sheet to set up in the fridge, I think this helped the jello crust form nice and crunchy.

  2. These were so yummy my kids think of them first before most other snack options- I’m also featuring them on my blog today…thanks to you Spotted Pony and Pinterest 🙂 Cheers to summertime and kiddos!

  3. I’ve made this three times in the last week. 🙂 A trick to getting them more sour is to add a little citric acid powder found in the canning section at your grocery store. Yum!

  4. I have a great idea for adults!
    Poke holes In the grapes…..
    Soak in vodka……
    Then proceed with recipe!

    I hope you love it, if you try it……I’m going to try it 😉 😉

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