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Sour Patch Grapes Using Only TWO Ingredients


Pucker up buttercup! It’s time to have fun making Sour Patch Grapes with the kids in the kitchen! It’s an inexpensive sweet and tart treat using only two ingredients that will satisfy any sour and sweet tooth craving. It’s a perfect sour candy alternative you and the kiddos will love to make and eat. Plus, you have the pick of the Jello section in the grocery store to make your favorite flavor combinations, so the sky is the limit! I happened to stumble across Starburst-flavored Jello, and yummo! They were a hit on the tastebuds! What flavor combinations will you try?

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

  • The cookbook recipe calls for Jolly Rancher Jello, which has been discontinued, but any Jello brand will do.
  • In my honest opinion, if you are looking for picture-perfect results, the toothpick method is the way to go. If you are going for only taste, strain a few grapes out of the water and roll them all at once in the Jello powder.
  • This is an easy way to remove grapes from the stem. Place your grapes on a kitchen towel and cover. Lightly roll the grapes back and forth until all grapes are loose.
  • Rinse the grapes, then keep them in a bowl of water until ready to coat them with Jello powder. This will ensure the powder sticks.
  • I used paper plates for the Jello powder coating.
  • To get the most even coverage, use toothpicks inserted into the grapes before coating them with powder.
  • Place parchment paper on a baking sheet that will fit in your freezer. Place grapes in a single layer, then freeze or refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  • I found that placing the powder-covered grapes in the fridge worked the best! The toothpicks were easier to remove, and the powder adhered better to the grapes than from the freezer.

Sour Patch Grapes


  • 1 box of EACH Jello mix flavor, kept separate
  • 3 pounds grapes
  • Toothpicks
  • Water


Pour each flavor into separate shallow bowls. Poke a toothpick in the grape through the spot where the stem was attached. Using a toothpick, dip in water and roll in Jello powder (or have the grapes in a bowl of water). Put in the freezer or the refrigerator for as long as it takes to chill them completely. Once they are fully frozen or chilled, remove the toothpicks.

There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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