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Caramel “Apple” Grapes

The crisp fall weather has hit Iowa and I’ve brought out the pumpkin spice candles and the crockpot. I love this time of year and the food that comes with it. Caramel apples are one of the most popular fall weather treat, but just too messy and hard to eat for my liking, especially with kids.

When I tasted these caramel grapes awhile back at a family reunion, I had to make them. They surprisingly taste like little caramel apples and can be made fancy and eaten on a stick or you can eat a bowl full with a fork.

All you need is a bag of red, seedless grapes (the bigger the better), a few tablespoons of sour cream and Marzetti’s caramel apple dip (I chose fat free). You can also make this homemade caramel dip if you prefer. To make things fancier, I stuck each grape with either toothpicks or lollipop sticks to mimic a traditional caramel apple.

I love how simple this recipe is. First, heat the caramel in the microwave in 10 second intervals until it is warm and has smooth consistency. Mix in 2 Tablespoons of sour cream. Dunk the grapes that are on the sticks into the caramel to cover. If you want to add chopped nuts, sprinkles, or crushed m&ms now would be the time do it it.

To make them stand up, you need to make sure there is an excess amount of caramel on the bottom and place them on a lined baking sheet. (You could possible cut off a very small portion of the grape to make a flat surface to ensure that it will stand up, but that would be tedious). Cool in the fridge.

If you don’t want to take the time to put each grapes on sticks and dunk them, you can also pour the caramel over the bowl of grapes and mix and serve chilled in a big bowl. These Apple Cider Cups are another fun, fall treat!

Caramel “Apple” Grapes
Author: Busy-Mommy.com
Ingredients
  • 1 bag of large, red, seedless grapes
  • 1 tub of caramel dip for apples
  • 2 Tbls sour cream
  • Lollipop sticks or toothpicks (optional)
  • Crushed nuts, m&ms or sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat the caramel in the microwave for 10 second intervals until it is warm and has smooth consistency. Mix in 2 Tablespoons of sour cream. Dunk the grapes that are on the sticks into the caramel to cover. Roll in chopped nuts, sprinkles, or crushed m&ms.
  2. To make them stand up, you need to make sure there is an excess amount of caramel on the bottom and place them on a lined baking sheet. (You could possible cut off a very small portion of the grape to make a flat surface to ensure that it will stand up, but that would be tedious). Cool in the fridge.

Comments

  1. Thanks for including the Caramel Apple Grapes Ariana! I always appreciate it :)

  2. Hi Emily! I’ve just posted a Halloween recipe roundup on my blog and I included this recipe along with your picture and a link back to your blog. I hope this is okay – if not, please let me know. This looks like something my readers will definitely enjoy! Thanks :)

  3. A friend of mine makes these but she uses large green grapes. She said they taste exactly like a caramel apple. Her recipe is quite simple as well. She melts caramel squares with 1/2 cup of heavy cream. She crushes up peanuts until they are very fine. She puts a toothpick in the grape then dips it into the caramel, then sprinkles on the peanuts over the bowl of peanuts so no mess is made with them. I have never been around when she has made them but am trying them this weekend. She promises they are delicious & taste exactly like a caramel apple.

    I wonder what the difference in taste is between using the red grapes and the green grapes. To me, green grapes makes sense as they are a bit sour…like a caramel apple.

    What role does the sour cream play? Comparing sour cream to using regular cream…is the sour cream to thin down the caramel or to add that little bit of tartness? I like sour cream but am not a huge fan of it and am not sure how I would like the taste of it on a “caramel apple/grape”

    What kind of nuts did you use?

    I’m going to make both to compare the two & choose my favorite. …or combine the two recipes and create a “new” one :)

  4. I actually like to serve the grapes in a big bowl with a spoon for barbecues and get togethers. You only need to put the sticks in if you’d like to be fancy!

  5. how long did it take you to put a stick in each grape that you have in your bowl of grapes? The recipe is fast, but the presentation, maybe longer? Thank you for your help. I bet it’s yummy!

  6. Wow, what a neat idea! I need to show this to my girls since they love grapes, caramel and actual caramel apples. These would be great for parties. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I do accept as true with all of the ideas you’ve presented for your post. They’re very convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are very quick for starters. May just you please extend them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  8. I love this idea! Much easier to eat than caramel apples. And I think my son would like this!

  9. What does the sour cream do???

  10. I saw the recipe on Save the date for Cupcakes and love it. Congratulations. Greetings from Madrid

  11. Oh how NEAT! What a terrific idea!!

  12. Love them!! They taste like little PB&J’s with chopped peanuts on them.

  13. Those are so cute and perfect after school snack for my little ones. Fabulous idea!!

  14. ooh, love the idea! the “apples” look so cute!

  15. These are too cute for their own good AND are now added to my Pumpkin Carving Menu Must-Haves for next Month (and some testing between now and then!)

  16. seriously how adorable are these. I love them {and i love grapes} so it’s an absolute winner.
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

  17. These are such cute little sweet bites! They are so easy that it appears that you could do just a few for a fast little snack. I love them!

  18. I saw these on Foodgawker – too cute!

  19. So cute and so easy! Can’t wait to try it, thanks for the idea.

  20. What a cute idea! I bet they would be awesome frozen too. Or at least freezing the grapes first and then dipping and eating. Yum!

  21. Caramel grapes, it’s so new, but it looks so chic and adult, I love it, this could be served at a tasting party, fantastic idea.

  22. What an absolutely ADORABLE idea!

  23. Oh, I’ll have to try this! The boyfriend loves caramel apples–and I think he’d love them more if they were bite-sized. Thanks so much!

  24. Those are such a cute idea and we happen to have all of the ingredients for these.

  25. This is super cute and so healthy!

  26. What a great idea! I never thought to use grapes.

  27. What a great idea! I would have never thought to dip grapes.

  28. i can make these right now… I have everything I need. OH Looks so yummmy.

  29. This is a pretty cool recipe. i would never think to dip grapes in caramel. We always do apples but not I need to try this recipe. They look pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.

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