I’m here to welcome you to my blog post. Today we will learn how to make candy grapes. Hey guys, are you excited to make this amazing treat? Well, get ready. Let’s make some candy grapes.
I will share with you how to make these, but first, let’s get into the cleaning process.
First, we will take the grapes, and I found some large grapes at the farmer’s market. But my cleaning process uses vegetable wash. Still, it’s great for washing strawberries, grapes, fruits, and vegetables, but you use it. Then you rinse, and then, if you don’t have it, you can use the stale vinegar, but please do not use dish soap on vegetables and fruits.
Now, these are made to order. So the shelf life for these strawberries is no longer than a week, so when you do this cleaning process, you’re removing the wax from the grapes, so let’s get started.
After completing the guide on making candy grapes, you can do it independently.
Things you need to make a candy grape recipe
Ingredients for candy grapes
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- Strawberry Sweet & Sour Powder
- Liquid Gel Food Coloring
- Super Red
- Deep Pink
Step 1: Get the grapes ready for candy
As I mentioned in the blog, clean and dry your grapes completely before dipping. Then you want to insert them with your skewers and ensure you do not pierce them all through. Make sure they’re inserted in the middle just enough and secure for dipping. Now you want to take your grapes and set them aside.
Step 2: Making the syrup for candy grapes
Let’s add our ingredients to a medium-sized saucepan. We’ll mix until this is well combined and take our candy thermometer. You want to ensure you read the tip, insert it into the mixture, and do not let it touch the bottom of the pot. We’ll cook this on medium-high heat, if it’s digital, between five and six. When it comes to a boil and reaches 300 degrees, you want to remove it, which is what it will look like. Go ahead and add your flavor, and let’s do our coloring. So now we will be adding the liquid gel, the liquid gel food coloring, and this is the white. Adding a little bit more so that it can be white. You want to go ahead and dip and let the majority of that candy mixture drain and then insert it into your sprinkles.
Step 3: Adding color to make candy grapes
Now I want you guys to be very careful when dipping these because they are hot, and you need to move quickly. And we will use some sour strawberry powder by Yum Crumbs. Still, carefully, we will use the same mixture and add one drop of the deep pink. Why it’s important not to add too much coloring because if you do, your candy mixture will become thick, so read how you are adding in your food coloring now.
You want to dip and drain most of the candy mixture. Then dip it into the powder and rotate it. I got some of the powder in my mixture so that I couldn’t use the rest of it, so we’re going to boil it out. I got enough dipped to get these for you, but as you’ll see in the next clip, I’m going to begin to clean the pot out. I’m filling it up with water to boil it out. Once it comes to a boil and becomes a liquid form, I pour it out into the sink, and this is what it looked like after I boiled it out, and this is what it looked like after I cleaned it, as you will see in the images given.
Hence, I made another mixture, and I will finish the process. So anytime you see your candy mixture looking like in the image I have mentioned, which has darkened, it has cooked too long. It cooked over the 300-degree mark, so when making the candy mixture, make it at the time instructed. So with the red food coloring we have, add one drop.
Step 4: Coating the candy grapes
As you see here, I’m dipping and just going through the process as the first mix and then applying my grape right into my sprinkles. So, after you have dipped your grapes. I recommend placing them onto a silicone mat, aluminum foil, or aluminum foil pan. I did something that would not allow them to stick, so here is the second mixture I remade and applied in the deep pink. The whole process takes 30-40 min to complete.
Now it’s time for our plating, so here I’m doing my little plating setup, as you’ve seen in the picture. So when you remove the stick, you want to pull out and twist all right here. Now finish up the remaining grapes you see here and add them to the strawberry sour powder mixture.
Once you are done dipping your grapes and placing them on the surface, make sure they have some space apart, because if they’re too close, the grapes will look amazing.
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