When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, sometimes it’s fun to think outside the box and try something new. Enter candied grapes – a delightful twist on a classic treat that combines the natural sweetness of grapes with a crunchy, sugary coating. Whether you’re looking for a unique dessert option, a fun party snack, or a playful addition to your charcuterie board, candied grapes are sure to impress. In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the simple steps to create your own batch of these irresistible treats. Get ready to embark on a flavor-filled journey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more!


  • 1 pound seedless grapes (any color)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Optional: food coloring (if you want to add a pop of color)
  • Optional: sanding sugar or sprinkles for extra decoration


Wash and thoroughly dry the grapes, then remove them from the stems and set aside. It’s important for the grapes to be completely dry to ensure that the sugar coating sticks properly.

In a small saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Optional: If you want to add a pop of color to your candied grapes, now is the time to add a few drops of food coloring to the sugar syrup mixture. Stir until the color is evenly distributed.

Once the sugar syrup is ready, carefully dip each grape into the syrup, ensuring that it is evenly coated on all sides. You can use a fork or toothpick to help coat the grapes more evenly.

After coating each grape, place it on a wire rack set over a baking sheet to allow any excess syrup to drip off.

If desired, you can sprinkle the candied grapes with sanding sugar or sprinkles while the syrup is still tacky to add a decorative touch.

Allow the candied grapes to dry completely at room temperature for about 1-2 hours, or until the sugar coating has hardened.

Once dry, your candied grapes are ready to be enjoyed! Serve them as a standalone snack, add them to fruit salads or yogurt parfaits, or use them as a colorful garnish for cocktails and desserts.

With their irresistible combination of juicy sweetness and crunchy coating, candied grapes are sure to become a new favorite in your repertoire of sweet treats. Whether you’re serving them at a party, enjoying them as a snack, or using them to add a playful touch to your culinary creations, these delightful treats are bound to bring smiles to faces and joy to taste buds. So, grab a bunch of grapes and get ready to embark on a flavor-filled adventure that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!