Glitter Grapes

June 21, 2012 in activities,Hearts at Home,recipes

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.

Sour Patch Grapes

Seedless Grapes
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.

Participating in the Heart at Home Blog Hop today where bloggers share favorite summer recipes. Check it out here. 


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Mothering From Scratch June 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

{Melinda} This is genius! So easy, and as you said, relatively healthy. I’m not going to wait for a potluck. I’m going to try this with my kids right away!


Becky @ June 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Interesting! Never heard of this before. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


Susan Heim June 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I love easy recipes. These look delicious!


Julie S. June 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

This is an awesome idea! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


Jill Savage June 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!


Paloma June 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

YUM! They sound sooo good! It’s a shame so many got lost! 🙁 I am glad you some people still got to enjoy them! Thanks for sharing with us!


Pam June 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Yummmm! I haven’t had these for a long time. I have grapes in the fridge and jello in the cupboard. Guess what my kids are getting for their bedtime snack! ;o)


Sacha @ Home in the Trenches June 21, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Looks super fun and easy! We will have to try these! Visiting from the HAH blog hop!


Tristi June 22, 2012 at 11:13 am

I’m going to try this. Sounds fun!


bp June 22, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I saw these on Pinterest as well. They are so fun, easy, and yummy!!


Amy @ Counting My Kisses June 22, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Yum! Love this & I’m totally trying this with my girls! 🙂 Super cute blog, stopping by from SITS! 🙂


Tristine Fleming June 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I have seen this before but never tried it. My 3 year old son has discovered a new found obsession with grapes, so maybe I’ll give your recipe a whirl! (Saw you on SITS, today!!)


misssrobin June 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Love this idea. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.


thagstands4 June 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Wow. These look cool and sound tasty. Thanks for the recipe:)


The Røsviks June 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

What a fun idea! We will definitely be trying this out. And I really should join Pinterest sometime…I’ve seen people post soooo many cool ideas that they got from there.


panamamama June 28, 2012 at 1:39 am



Pam July 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

This looks easy and fun and a better alternative to candy. Thanks!


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