These sour patch kid grapes are a healthier take on a candy classic made with real fruit and no added food colorings! They can be made paleo and AIP, and are vegan friendly.

Sour patch grapes on plate

What are sour patch kid grapes?

This fun little recipe got popular online and on TikTok! For the most part, it was made by dipping grapes in lime or lemon juice and rolling them in jello mix. This created a sour, sweet, colorful, and flavorful bite-sized snack that tasted like candy.

I decided to make a version of this recipe without any jello mix, and only using fruit! I also added an option to use a sugar-free sweetener, if that’s something you tolerate. They’re kid-friendly, vegan, and can be made to be paleo and AIP.

The Ingredients Needed for Sour Patch Kid Grapes

  • Grapes. You can use any grapes of your choice!
  • Freeze-dried strawberries. This makes the red coating on the grapes to make it colorful and even sweeter!
  • Swerve or coconut sugar. Keep in mind that sweeteners like swerve aren’t paleo or AIP, but they’re a white sugar substitute that you can use if you tolerate it. You can also use coconut sugar (though it will be a darker color) or just stick with the freeze-dried strawberries to keep it compliant!
  • Lime juice. This is what you’ll use to prepare the grapes for the coating.

How to make Sour Patch Kid Grapes

  • Prepare the powder coating. Pulse the freeze-dried strawberries in a food processor until a fine powder forms.

freeze-dried strawberries pulsed to powder form in food processor

  • Setup your ingredient station. Using 4 separate bowls, separate the grapes, strawberry powder, sweetener, and lime juice.

Grapes and other ingredients separated in bowls

  • Prepare the grapes. Pierce a grape with a toothpick and dip in the lime juice.
  • Roll in the topping of choice. Roll in the strawberry powder. Set aside on a clean plate. Repeat the same process for the remainder of the grapes, alternating between the strawberry powder and the sweetener (if using).

Grape with toothpick inserted ready to dip

  • Serve fresh and enjoy! You can also store these in the fridge or freezer for later use.

Up close image of sour patch grape held between fingers

Can you just dip it in the lime juice?

Yes, it won’t be as sweet, but it’ll still taste sweet and sour!

Can you use something other than freeze-dried strawberries?

Yes, any freeze-dried fruit will work!

“I can’t get the strawberry powder fine enough!”

It really depends on your food processor, but you can also use a sifter to sift out any large pieces of powder.

Sour patch grapes in bowl on counter

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Sour Patch Kid Grapes


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 bag freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1/4 cup swerve (omit or sub coconut sugar or more strawberry for AIP)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 cups mixed grapes (I used both green and red grapes)

Instructions

1.Using a food processor, add the freeze-dried strawberries and pulse until a fine powder forms. If any large chunks still remain, run the powder through a sifter to make more fine.

2. Using 4 separate bowls, separate the grapes, strawberry powder, sweetener, and lime juice.

3. Prepare the grapes by piercing a grape with a toothpick and dipping in the lime juice.

4. Roll in the strawberry powder. Set aside on a clean plate. Repeat the same process for the remainder of the grapes, alternating between the strawberry powder and the sweetener (if using).

5. Serve fresh or store in the fridge or freezer.

 

 

Notes

All nutrition facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Category: Treats
  • Method: No Cook

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 94
  • Sugar: 19.6g
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.8g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Protein: 1.1g