Snacks, Special Occasions

Frosted Grapes

April 10, 2012

Frosted Grapes are a staple in our home. They are a quick snack and simple way to help with any sweet craving I might be having and the secret is JELLO.

When I first tried out this recipe I was a skeptic. I mean, WHO in their right mind would cover rapes with powdered jello mix and freeze them? The good news is they taste a lot like sour patch kids which happens to be high on my list of favorite candies. The first bite is a little tart and sour but by the end you’ve got a nice sweet finish.

We stick to one basic method which includes green grapes and lime jello. The flavors seem to pair nicely together but I’m sure you could mix and match creating countless combinations. I think we’ve even tried the sugar free JELL-O and couldn’t even tell a difference. You can’t go wrong with a snack that’s only two ingredients and not too unhealthy. The kid gives these two thumbs waaaaay up and always gets excited when he sees them in the freezer.

You’ll want to start by removing the fruit from the stem and washing them in a colander. Don’t worry about getting them too dry since the water is going to help keep the Jello powder stuck onto each one.

Toss the two ingredients into a large Ziploc bag, make sure it’s closed good and tight, and give it a shake.

It is that simple. In under five minutes you will have these babies ready for the freezer. I like to put them in an air tight container before I place them in the freezer to give them a little extra protection from freezer burn. One or two always help with my sweet cravings but my little guy likes a small bowl full. We see more of these during the summer months but occasionally they make an appearance in the fall.

Frosted Grapes


  • 2-4 cups green grapes
  • 6 oz limeJello


  1. Start by washing your grapes. Pull them off of the stem and toss them into a colander. Rinse them well. Don't worry about getting them too dry since the water helps the jello to stick.
  2. Place your jello into a giant Ziploc bag. Add the grapes and shake them like crazy! Place them in an air tight container and put them into the freezer for a few hours.
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Comments (13)

  • Steph @ The Silly Pearl Reply

    April 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Oh these look so refreshing! Fun treat!

  • Julie @White Lights on Wednesday Reply

    April 11, 2012 at 5:14 am

    What a groovy idea. I bet my kids will love these during the hot AZ summers. I’m totally pinning this for later. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂 I’d love for you to come share your post at my link party.

  • Jonnique Reply

    April 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Love your blog and this yummy recipe ! Can you please post at my Taste This Thursday party! Your newest follower !

  • Alison Reply

    April 13, 2012 at 4:51 am

    I have never even heard of frozen grapes. But these sound incredible!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  • Alyssa Reply

    April 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    These look good, I think this looks like a really good treat. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday I hope to see you there!

  • Becky Reply

    April 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    These look very interesting. Hmm… will try! Please link up to Foodie Friday Don’t forget to leave me a comment too!

  • Shasta Farrar Reply

    April 14, 2012 at 3:46 am

    I just saw your link at TT&J’ party and soooo glad I did. I was just looking for a healthy “cold” snack for my son for hot days. This is perfect! He loves grapes and the potential for different flavors of jello is awesome. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to have to pin this so I’ll remember it.

    Have a good weekend,

  • Cooking lady Reply

    April 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I have book marked this because I want to fix them for the grands. It will be great in the summer time. And it’s better than junk. Thanks for sharing.

  • hani@craftionary Reply

    April 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    love this idea.. super yummy and fun for summer.. pinning it 🙂
    thanks for linking up at friday fun party

  • A Pool Side Snack! Reply

    June 6, 2012 at 6:28 am

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  • Kim Anderson Reply

    June 7, 2012 at 1:59 am

    I actually have something similar, you take an apple, peel, core it and slice. Then sprinkle some strawberry jello on it place in refrigerator and presto! You have a snack. You can use sugar free jello too. I also have taken a fresh pineapple, cored it and cut chunks. I sprinkled strawberry jello, put it in the fridge and it will make a glaze. I use those frilly toothpicks and have a great snack for the pool, birthday and anytime. Thanks for the grape idea!

    • Jesseca Reply

      June 7, 2012 at 2:25 am

      This is genius! I’ll have to try that this week! Thanks Kim!!

  • Roberta Reply

    July 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I love these! I made these for St. Patty’s Day, for my coworkers. They turned out great!! My boys love them, as well. It is nice to be able to give them something semi-healthy, and tasty since they both have MAJOR sweet tooths!

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