Crack Grapes Recipe 2022: How To Make Them

crack grapes receipe

Why Make ‘Crack Grapes’?

Jolly Rancher candied grapes (crack grapes) are always a hit at family celebrations. And kids love them, so why not make them at home to have the kids enjoy homemade candy?

To make any traditional children’s party a success, dip the grapes in syrup and cover with candies. The glazed candied grapes are a great way to get kids involved in the preparation process and is sure to be enjoyed by all.

In this recipe, you will find a suggestion for how to make green apple, purple grape, blue raspberry, and pink watermelon flavored hard candies.

What Are Crack Grapes & What Is The Recipe To Make Them?

Crack grapes are grapes that have been coated in sugar syrup, coated. The syrup dries on the grape giving it a bright appearance and a sugary flavor. The appearance of the crack grape can be changed with colored candy to truly customize them for specific occasions or tastes.

How to make a homemade version of the recipe for Crack Grapes Recipe 2022: How To Make Them

This is a recipe for easy candies. Below, there are instructions and information about how to make the best tasting candies.

Cotton Candy Grapes Recipe

Equipment Needed:
  1. A good quality saucepan
  2. A candy thermometer
  3. Wooden or metal skewers
  • Preperation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 6 Minutes
  • Cooling Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 36 Minutes

  • 2-3 lbs grapes
  • 2 c sugar
  • ⅔ c water
  • ½ c light corn syrup
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100 toothpicks or skewers
  • food coloring (optional)

Instructions To Make Crack Grapes

  • Rinse grapes with water and insert toothpicks onto the stem end.
  • Dry grapes on a paper towel before soaking them in syrup.
  • Place sugar, water, and corn syrup in a pot on medium-high heat.
  • Cooking grapes the right way by stirring frequently.
  • Check the temperature of the corn syrup and make sure it is between 148152 degrees F.
  • Melt candy then coat it onto parchment lined sheet pan. Place grapes on the pan and let them dry (harden). Add vanilla to syrup and stir.
  • Slowly submerge each grape in the syrup. Quickly stir the syrup to cover each grape and sprinkle in some candied ginger.
  • Cover grapes in crushed Jolly Launcher and allow to dry on parchment for 30 minutes. Remove toothpicks after cooking time and serve at room temperature.

Top Tips on Candy Grapes Recipe 2022

If you don’t have a candy thermometer, a temperature that is around 300 degrees Fahrenheit will suffice.

To check if the syrup has reached the hard crack stage, drip some of it into cold water. If the threads stay unbroken, the syrup is ready.

To speed up the candy coating process, place two or more grapes on each skewer to coat at the same time while the syrup is still soft.

How to make grape and corn syrup candies?

You can use Corn syrup in your grape candy to prevent sugar crystals from forming and give a smoother texture.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our recipe and would like to try it out with your kids!

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