Candy Grapes Recipe

These candy grapes (also known as crack grapes) are easy to make and a fun snack to make with your kids.

Candy grapes
Candy grapes

If you’re looking for a sweet and simple snack to satisfy your sweet tooth, candy grapes may be just the thing you need. This recipe takes juicy grapes and transforms them into a fun and colorful treat that both kids and adults will love.

Their crisp sugar shell is coated in crushed Jolly Ranchers. The inside stays nice and juicy, making a nice contrast.

Candy Grapes Recipe
Candy Grapes Recipe



  • 1 pound of seedless grapes (green or red)
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup or gelatin
  • Crushed up jolly ranchers


  1. Rinse and dry the grapes thoroughly. You can leave them on the stem or remove them if you prefer.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves completely.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the corn syrup. Boil until the temperature reaches 300 F.
  4. Dip each grape into the mixture, using a spoon to coat it evenly.Then dip it into the crushed up jolly ranchers. Place the coated grape onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Repeat until all of the grapes are coated. If you have any leftover gelatin mixture, you can spoon it over the grapes on the baking sheet.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and chill for at least 30 minutes or until the coating has set.
  7. Once the coating is set, remove the baking sheet from the refrigerator and serve immediately. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Candy Grapes Recipe
Candy Grapes Recipe


  • You can experiment with different flavors of gelatin to create a variety of candy grapes. For example, try using lemon or lime gelatin for a tart twist, or strawberry or raspberry gelatin for a sweeter flavor.
  • If you want to add a little extra sparkle to your candy grapes, you can roll them in sugar or edible glitter after dipping them in the gelatin mixture.
  • For an even more indulgent treat, you can dip the coated grapes in melted chocolate and let them cool before serving.
  • Candy grapes are a fun and easy snack that’s perfect for parties, potlucks, or just a sweet treat on a hot day. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can transform plain grapes into a colorful and tasty treat that’s sure to be a hit with everyone.

How To Make Candy Grapes Recipe?

Coat grapes in simple syrup and crushed up jolly ranchers, and let rest for a sweet treat!

Candy grapes

Candy Grapes

Author: Maddy & JD – Them Bites
These candy grapes (also known as crack grapes) are easy to make and a fun snack to make with your kids.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 86 kcal


  • 2 lbs grapes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • cup water
  • cup corn syrup
  • toothpicks or skewers
  • finely crushed Jolly Ranchers

Recipe Instructions

  • Rinse grapes and then insert toothpicks or skewers into the stem end of the grape. Set on a paper towel and set aside.
  • In a heavy bottom saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Keep a rolling boil, stirring frequently. Boil for about 5 minutes to reach the right temperature. Use a thermometer and get the syrup to 300 F.
  • Carefully dip each grape into the syrup, moving it quickly to cover all the sides of the grape. Next, roll the grape in the crushed Jolly Ranchers.
  • Set aside on parchment paper and let rest for 30 minutes. Carefully remove the toothpicks and enjoy.


Calories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.2mg
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