Crack Grapes Made With Jolly Ranchers

Two glass vases that have crack grapes with toothpicks in certain in them in the base. Surrounding the base are some of the crack grapes

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These candied grapes are perfectly sweet with a crunchy Jolly Rancher coated outside and a burst of juicy goodness inside. And the best part is they're surprisingly easy to make and take under 30 minutes! 



2 cups grapes

2 cups sugar

⅔ cup water

½ cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup Jolly Rancher (or other hard candy) crushed


  1. Wash and dry the grapes well. Insert the toothpicks in the grapes.
  2. In a heavy bottom saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. You should maintain the best rolling boil that you can, stirring frequently, without letting the syrup boil over. Boil for about 5 minutes to reach the right temperature. You will need a candy thermometer to confirm when the syrup has reached 300-305 degrees Fahrenheit (148-152 degrees Celsius).
  3. Stir the vanilla extract into the syrup. 
  4. Carefully dip each grape into the syrup, moving quickly to get the syrup covering over the entirety of the grape. Roll each grape in the crushed candies. 
  5. Let the grapes dry on a parchment paper lined tray.


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