Candy Grapes Recipe

Dive into the delightful world of Candy Grapes, also known as Galaxy Grapes, a vibrant and sweet snack that’s perfect for any occasion. These candy-coated grapes are not only a quick and fun treat to make but also a dazzling addition to any party table. With their sparkling, colorful appearance and burst of flavor, they’re sure to captivate both kids and adults alike.


  • 20-25 grapes, washed and completely dried
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • White gel food coloring
  • Neon pink and sky blue gel food coloring (or colors of your choice)
  • 2 teaspoons flavored oil (flavor of your choice)
  • Sprinkles for decorating (optional)


  1. Prepare the Grapes:
    • Insert a skewer into each grape and set aside on a plate.
  2. Make the Sugar Mixture:
    • In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup. Stir to mix.
    • Place over medium to medium-high heat and insert a candy thermometer, ensuring it doesn’t touch the bottom of the pan.
    • Cook without stirring until the temperature reaches 300°F.
  3. Add Color and Flavor:
    • Once the mixture reaches 300°F, remove from heat immediately.
    • Stir in white food coloring and flavored oil.
    • Add 3-4 drops of your chosen gel colors and swirl with a clean skewer or spoon.
  4. Coat the Grapes:
    • Quickly dip each skewered grape into the sugar mixture, ensuring even coating. Allow excess to drip off.
    • If using, roll in sprinkles immediately after dipping.
  5. Set the Grapes:
    • Place coated grapes on parchment paper or a silicone mat to dry for about 15 minutes. Optionally, place them in the fridge for about 10 minutes to harden.


  • Ensure grapes are fully dry before starting. Moisture can prevent the candy coating from setting properly.
  • Work quickly once the sugar reaches the desired temperature, as it starts to harden fast.
  • Experiment with different flavors and colors to customize your candy grapes.
  • Do not store candy grapes in layers as they can stick together; keep them in a single layer if you need to refrigerate them.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Assembly Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves about 10-12 (2-3 grapes per person)

Category: Dessert/Snack

Method: Stove-top

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian


Candy Grapes, with their whimsical galaxy theme, offer a unique twist on traditional snacks and are a fantastic way to bring some magic to your culinary creations. They are perfect for children’s parties, family gatherings, or as a fun kitchen project on a lazy afternoon. Enjoy the process and the delicious results of making these eye-catching, tasty treats!

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