How to Make Sour Patch Frozen Grapes

If you love sour candy, you're in for a real treat – literally! These sour patch frozen grapes taste shockingly like Sour Patch Kids. The recipe consists of fresh green grapes rolled in lime or lemon juice and flavored gelatin, resulting in an addicting and colorful snack. While this version does still have some sugar, it's significantly less than the real thing. Get your candy fix with these sour patch frozen grapes.

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 pounds green grapes, washed with stems removed

  • 1 lime or lemon, juiced

  • 1 3-ounce box orange-flavored gelatin mix

  • 1 3-ounce box lemon-flavored gelatin mix

  • 1 3-ounce box lime-flavored gelatin mix

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These gelatin flavors are only suggestions. Feel free to mix and match your favorites!

Step 1

Place the grapes in a large bowl. Pour the lime or lemon juice over the grapes and toss well. Cover loosely and chill in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Step 2

Pour each gelatin flavor into a bowl or shallow dish. If you're using three flavors, you'll need about half of each pouch. If you're using more than three, you'll likely need less of each pouch. You can save leftover gelatin in airtight jars at room temperature.

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Step 3

Divide the grapes among the bowls. Toss them with a spoon until coated.

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Avoid transferring too much lime or lemon juice to each bowl, as this will make the gelatin clump. You may want to use a slotted spoon to transfer the grapes to each bowl.

Step 4

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (You'll need to place this in the freezer, so if you're low on space, use multiple smaller pans or dishes.) Transfer the coated grapes onto the parchment paper in a single layer.

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Step 5

Freeze for two to three hours and then store them in freezer-safe bags. Enjoy a handful whenever you're craving a sweet-and-sour snack.

If you have sensitive teeth, biting into the frozen grapes may be uncomfortable. In this case, you can eat the sour patch grapes right after making them or store them in the refrigerator instead. They'll still be delicious!

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