Sour Patch Grapes {Leprachaun Candy}

My sister-in-law Ashley told me about an idea she saw on Pinterest for Sour Patch Grapes.  I went out that day and bought what I needed to try them out:  Green grapes and Green Jello.  Since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner I thought it was fitting to call them Leprechaun Candy.  
 
I’m not usually one to buy sour candy.  Like at the movies, I never buy the Sour Patch Kids or Mike n Ike’s, I buy the chocolate.  But if someone else buys it I’m constantly snitching some.  If it’s around I eat it up, so I knew I’d like these.  They’re a healthier way to get your candy fix! 
 
 
These candy grapes are as easy as washing your grapes, rolling them in the jello powder, and letting them chill.  About half way through I got sick of rolling and put the powder in a plastic bag, tossed the grapes in, and shook it until the grapes were completely covered.  Worked great.  
 
 
 
 

I made these later in the evening to let them refrigerate overnight.  However, in the morning when I went to try some I noticed they were half-gone.  We must have a little Leprachaun living with us {or just a hungry husband looking to satisfy his sweet tooth late at night}.

Sour Patch Grapes {Leprachaun Candy}
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Ingredients
  1. bunch of Green Grapes
  2. 1 pkg Lime Jello
Instructions
  1. Wash your grapes thoroughly, you want them to be a little wet so the gelatin powder sticks to them.
  2. Place the gelatin powder on a plate and roll grapes into the powder, completely covering. Using two spoons is helpful here. Or you can simply place the powder in a zip lock back, drop a handful of grapes in at a time and shake until covered.
  3. Refrigerate for several hours.
Adapted from PureSugar
Adapted from PureSugar
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74 Comments

  1. warmvanillasugar.com March 9, 2012

    Fun! Love this idea.

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  2. Rose March 9, 2012

    Perfect idea for St. Patrick’s Day!

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    • Anonymous June 26, 2012

      i know

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  3. Anonymous March 10, 2012

    I bet they would be good frozen after you roll them in the jello.

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  4. Maria March 10, 2012

    Since these are green perfect for St. Paddy’s Day. I use to make these for my kids and daycare kids, and they all loved them. Of course, I used “red” grapes and cherry jello sometimes too. I also freeze them, and they are soooo good on a hot summer day. Sometimes I use the jello, other times I just freeze them. Since my kids and daycare kids are all grown, I still freeze the grapes for me and I just love them!!!!

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  5. Anonymous March 10, 2012

    What a great idea, can’t wait to try. My supermarket has grapes on sale for 88 cents an lb this week. Woo hoo perfect timing!!

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  6. snixykitchen March 10, 2012

    yum! This sounds delicious. I wonder what it’d taste like with kool-aid/sugar mix too?? HMMM…

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  7. Anonymous March 11, 2012

    My 9 year old made these today and loves them. Very addictive. We put them in the freezer four a couple of hours to cool quicker. My husband does not like grapes, but liked these. Thanks for the great idea!

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  8. claire March 12, 2012

    yum! these are such a great idea- I havent seen those on pinterest yet!

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  9. Anonymous March 12, 2012

    My mouth is watering just reading it!

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  10. Julia Mila March 12, 2012

    Too Cute! Gonna try this for my 1st grader’s class this week!

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  11. Abbie March 13, 2012

    What a neat idea I can wait to try them. Thanks~

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  12. Abbie March 13, 2012

    What a neat idea – cant wait to try them. Thanks for sharing~

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  13. demi March 13, 2012

    So are these sour or just coated like the sour patch kids if that makes sense ha?

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    • Anonymous April 25, 2012

      We just tried them they were good but it was not sour it was more Like a coating

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  14. Deborah March 13, 2012

    Love this idea – how fun!

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  15. Anonymous March 13, 2012

    I have been eating these for years. Green grapes with cherry jello works well for Christmas.

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  16. Anonymous March 14, 2012

    This is a great Weight Watchers recipe…just use sugar-free jello. It is delicious!

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  17. Lindsay March 14, 2012

    So are they sour?

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    • The jello doesn’t make them that sour, just gives them a candy coating ya know? But since the grapes are kinda tart they remind me of a sour candy.

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    • Desarae April 7, 2012

      Ours were pretty sour. Very similar to a sour patch kid, the first couple bites get the sour glands working but then it just tastes yummy! I didn’t refrigerate mine after making them (we took them to the zoo instead) but the grapes had already been in the fridge so they were cold

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  18. Anonymous March 14, 2012

    These look delicious, but does the Jell-O stain your fingers?

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  19. Hello,
    I’m in LOVE with these! I’ve made 3 batches in just a couple of days…which might not be a good sign! I’ve posted about them and linked to this post on my blog: http://talulachristian.blogspot.com/
    I hope that’s okay!

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  20. Anonymous April 5, 2012

    doesnt the jello stain your fingers?

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  21. foreverfaithandfood April 6, 2012

    What an awesome idea! Definitely going to try this one!

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  22. This looks so interesting! I love Sour Patch Kids so definitely want to try this. Featured it on my blog this week so feel free to grab a button! :) Thanks for sharing!

    http://enjoyerofgrace.blogspot.com/p/grab-button.html

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  23. Barbara1959 April 12, 2012

    I froze them … they are delicious frozen!

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  24. Anonymous April 13, 2012

    These are so yummy and, yes, they disapear fast! I tried both…with cherry jello and with lime jello. I used red seedless grapes on both flavors. So yummy!

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  25. Connie April 16, 2012

    Just made them. So so good!

    seeconniecraft.blogspot.com

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  26. Anonymous May 13, 2012

    I wonder if you could do this with jello and sugar like we used to mix together as kids and dip our fingers in like dip n stix (remember those)? You could control the strength of flavor then I think, mix and match, more variety. I am going to try it and report back!

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  27. Alicia May 23, 2012

    We made them with sugar free jello much better for ya and u cant taste the difference thanks so much!!

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  28. Alicia May 23, 2012

    We made ours with sugar free jello lower fat and taste just as good thanks so much!!

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  29. Anonymous May 28, 2012

    How much grapes do you use to how many boxes of jello?

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    • I didn’t actually measure the grapes, but if you buy a bag from the store start with about half of them (to one box)

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      • julia March 12, 2013

        these look fab! but how many grams in a box of jelly? not seen them round here – not that i generallylook for it . want to make them at nursery on thursday

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  30. Anonymous June 2, 2012

    I wonder if you could use mandarin oranges and orange jello?

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    • Anonymous July 26, 2012

      We tried the mandarin oranges with orange jello today. My little boy (well he’s 10) wasn’t a fan. They were ok. Not as good as the grapes.

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    • Good to know!! I’ll stick to the grapes:)

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  31. Anonymous June 20, 2012

    I made these a few hours ago and to say the least they were AMAZING! These are my new favorite snacks!

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  32. Anonymous August 11, 2012

    I was so excited but then i tried them, and well they just didnt have the sour kick that i love it was way to sweet. i got name brand jello and nice in season grapes too… i was so looking forward to these

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  33. Anonymous August 13, 2012

    What keeps the jello powder from just crumbling off when you mess with the grapes to eat them??

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  34. Jessica September 1, 2012

    Hi! I found your recipe on Pinterest, and as soon as I read the comments that the grapes don’t have that “zing” that sour patch kids have, I immediately thought KOOL AID!!

    I added half a packet of lemonade flavor Kool Aid to the Jello powder before shaking them in the bag, and they taste EXACTLY like sour patch kids!

    I had to share since you gave me this great idea!

    Enjoy, and thank you!!

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  35. Anonymous September 6, 2012

    We love these – but add some sugar to the jello powder. All summer long my kids loved it!!!

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  36. Noelle September 14, 2012

    I went with

    I Pack Sugar Free Lime Jello
    ½ of Cherry Lemonade Jello
    Entire Bag of Grapes

    Amazing!!

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  37. Kate September 19, 2012

    These sound awesome!!

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  38. Anonymous January 27, 2013

    Wonder if you could use pixie sticks powder to get more sour flavor/

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  39. A. February 5, 2013

    These sound like such a great alternative to Sour Patch Candies which I love so much. I would love to try them with a mixture of different flavoured jellos – maybe Lemon & Raspberry. Have you tried any other than lime you can recommend?

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  40. Anonymous March 2, 2013

    Ive tried Rassbery and lime. Sp good!

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  41. Anonymous March 2, 2013

    Ive tried these with rasberry and lime. So good!

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  42. Anonymous March 2, 2013

    Yes. I tried strawberry.

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  43. Mousejockey72 March 11, 2013

    These sound like the perfect snack, I’m diabetic and will make them with sugar free jello, also I love frozen green grapes so these will just be that much better!

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    • Kristy March 11, 2013

      Perfect!! I hope you like them!

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