Sweet and Sour Grapes


Sweet and Sour Grapes

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Satisfy your sweet and sour candy cravings with a fun twist on candied grapes. Mix and match different colors and flavors of lemonade drink mixes for a fun way to enjoy fresh fruit.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 8
12 large green grapes, such as Cotton Candy grapes
12 large red grapes, such as Sweet Celebration grapes
¼ c. Country Time lemonade drink powder mix
1 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
¾ c. water
¼ c. Hy-Vee light corn syrup
Over the Top food coloring gels, desired colors

Things To Grab

  • Medium rimmed baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Colander
  • Wooden toothpicks
  • Small shallow bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Paper towels
  • Medium saucepan
  • Candy thermometer


  1. Line a medium rimmed baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. Remove grapes from stems. Rinse and completely dry grapes. Insert a wooden toothpick in the stem end of each grape. Place in prepared baking pan; set aside. Place lemonade powder mix in a small shallow bowl; set aside.

  2. Stir together sugar, water and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; continue boiling for 10 to 12 minutes or until a candy thermometer temperature reaches 300 degrees, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in desired food coloring.

  3. Holding the grape by its toothpick, quickly dip each grape, into the hot syrup* to coat. Gently tap the toothpick on the rim of the saucepan to remove excess syrup mixture from the grape. Continue holding the grape by its toothpick and quickly roll the grape in the lemonade powder to coat. Return to parchment paper-lined baking pan. Let coating completely cool and harden. Carefully remove the toothpicks.

    *NOTE: Hot sugar syrup will burn your skin. When dipping grapes in hot syrup, be extremely careful to not let syrup drip down onto the toothpick.

Nutrition facts


160 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 15mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Protein: 0g

Daily Values

Iron 0%
Calcium 0%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 0%

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