Driving down the road to the soccer party my heart sank, the dessert my daughter and I had prepared wasn’t in the car.
“Can anyone see the grapes?”
Gasp. I knew where they were.
Hubby screeched to a halt and the bowl of glitter grapes careened down the front windshield and all over the road. The kids at the party only got to munch on 20 grapes that miraculously resisted gravity. The serving bowl was metal and unbroken. The amazing thing? An almost empty bowl of grapes at a soccer team party on a table full of desserts earned me 2 wide-eyed exclamations of their awesomeness.
I found Glitter Grapes on Pinterest but have since seen the recipe all over the Internet. They are sometimes called Sour Patch Grapes or Leprechaun Candy. For my directions I combined the best tips from all the recipes I found (yippee for you!). Doesn’t the idea of glittering grapes and little girls just go together? A healthy(ish) princess party snack? These crowd pleasers are especially fabulous if you serve them very cold, even frozen, on a hot day.
1 or 2 packages of Jell-O Mix, unmade
1. Remove the grapes from their stem.
2. Wash the grapes thoroughly. You want the grapes to be wet.
3. Pour the Jell-O into a shallow bowl and spoon the mix over the grapes.
4. Chill covered grapes for an least an hour (we actually LOVE them frozen)
5. Eat. Smile. Wonder if Sour Patch Grapes might not be a better name for these.
You can use any flavor combination you want but some that you will love: our fav–green grapes with Melon Fusion Jell-O (pictured above and inspired by suggested by Puresugar), red grapes with cherry. Or for try unusual color combinations like green grapes with blue Jell-O.
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