If you’ve seen the viral videos and wondered how to make Galaxy Grapes (or Candy Covered Grapes), this recipe is so fun and allows you to make them in any combo of flavor/color that your heart desires!
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How to make candy grapes:
Select your preference, but consider opting for green grapes as the red ones have a tendency to release some color in the hot sugar. Begin with grapes that have been thoroughly washed and dried.
Once your grapes are dry, you can definitely let my kids Ash and Coco help you insert the skewer, as far as you can go without poking out the top.
Now, you will need to combine corn syrup, sugar, and water in a pot and stir it together. As it cooks, you’ll need to keep an eye on the temperature and use a candy thermometer. Fortunately, this mixture is very easy to make.
Simply allow it to perform its function. Simply allow it to carry out its function while it’s effervescing, you don’t need to agitate it at all. Take it off the heat when the temperature indicates 300 degrees. Just place the end of the thermometer only into the sugar mixture. Ensure that it is not making contact with the bottom of the pot as this can distort the reading of the real sugar. Place your thermometer inside once the mixture is fully combined.
The translucency that the white contributes appears quite attractive! However, the crystal clear variant won’t necessitate this if you desire to retain it. You will introduce the additional hues for an empty surface that provides you with the white food dye. Subsequently, your flavoring can be mixed in, once you have eliminated the sugar from the heat (exercise caution!).
What flavors are best for candied grapes?
I use concentrated super oils to flavor these candies. You can find them at Lobby Hobby, Michaels, or order them on Amazon. They have many flavor options! Honestly, I think the fruity flavors are even better, but we used bubble gum flavor for this batch.
The sugar should be heated again, swirling everything together with a clean spoon or skewer until it becomes thick. You can add a few drops of potent gel coloring, being careful not to add too much sugar. However, you can use any colors you like for this, and I used blue sky and neon pink coloring.
Stir the grapes in the sugar mixture as you quickly work. As it cools and sits, it becomes thicker and the sugar layer becomes longer. You just want a thin layer of sugar on each candied grape, so swirl the grapes in the sugar mixture and layer a thin coat of sugar on each grape.
Tips for making candy grapes:
Cooking Time15 minutes
Assembly time is
Menu: Sweet Treat
Quantity: 25 grapes (
Ensure that the grapes are fully dried and rinsed. Submerge them in water with a dash of white vinegar or utilize a fruit cleanser to effectively cleanse your grapes for approximately 5 minutes.
Insert a stick into each grape and set them aside.
In a saucepan, mix together the sugar, water, and corn syrup and stir to blend.
Cook the sugar mixture without stirring until the temperature on the thermometer reaches 300°. Ensure that the tip of the thermometer is the only part touching the bottom of the pan, and insert the candy thermometer while heating the pan over medium to medium/high heat. Set the pot aside.
Take the pot off the heat promptly when the mixture attains a temperature of 300°. Incorporate your preferred flavoring (I typically utilize a whole .125 ounce small bottle of flavoring or approximately 2 teaspoons) and a small quantity of the white coloring by stirring.
You can add 3-4 drops of your gel colors by swirling them with a skewer or spoon. Additionally, you could also add more than one solid color to create a vibrant effect.
Completely cover it to rotate the grape while you dip each grape skewered into the mixture. If preferred, roll it in sprinkles and allow the excess to drip off.
It takes approximately 15 minutes for the grapes to dry. After coating them, you can either place them on a sheet of parchment paper or a silicon mat. If you want them to become completely hardened, you can also refrigerate them for around 10 minutes.
If you find toothpicks handy, you could use them to carefully touch the hot sugar mixture. Just be cautious because it can be very hot. In case you can’t find toothpicks, you may use skewers instead.
To cleanse the pot after use, simply fill it with water and heat it until boiling while continuously stirring. The sugar will effortlessly separate from the bottom and dissolve, allowing you to dispose of it as desired. You can dispose of it as desired and the sugar will effortlessly separate from the bottom. Heat the pot while stirring by filling it with water to cleanse it after use.
Some of the top tastes for this are:.
You could also attempt immersing them in various shades of sprinkles, pop-rocks, sour powder…The possibilities are limitless!