These caramel dipped grapes are a fun snack idea for the kids. They are simple and fun to make. Perfect little treats for weekends or staycations. Bite sized little bits of pure joy!
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Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE fruit. Fresh fruit is my snack of choice on any given day. There is nothing like fresh fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth.
One of my all time favourites is grapes. I absolutely LOVE them. I'll eat them in any form I can get them but I honestly prefer them ice cold. Cold grapes are everything.
I know many of my readers know me for seriously decadent desserts. I'm not going to lie, I have a serious sweet tooth and I love a great sugary dessert.
However, I love fruit equally. Oddly, I tend to like it in it's purest form 90% of the time. I enjoy it in baked goods but the more pure the better for me.
I always stock up on TONS of grapes every time I hit the grocery store. Since we live in Ontario I'm super happy I can always get fresh grapes from southern climates like Chile.
That's what I love about recipes like this. It's just a simple twist to amp up the fun factor for kids and adults, alike. One addition and it becomes something entirely different.
My kids are older now but when they were little they had their friends over constantly. Especially during march break and summer vacation. My house was always packed.
The kids' friends loved coming over because I always had the best food and snacks. No lie. I had a million options on any given day. Some day I had a million and one.
Since I was always cooking and baking the kids would gravitate to the kitchen. Usually, they would camp out at the kitchen table and talk while I was busy doing my thing.
It always led to lots of giggles and me finding out way too much about their lives but I wouldn't have it any other way. They would usually forget I was the mom and talk openly.
We would gab about everything from school projects to what teachers annoyed them. They would tell me who they were crushing on or who was getting into trouble.
Those gab sessions were always the highlight of my week and always included lots of fun snacks. Sometimes it was junk food but more often than not it was fruit with a bit of a twist to it.
Many times they would stop by unannounced so I learned to whip up fun snacks with minimal ingredients. Apples with fruit dip, bananas covered in chocolate, and grapes dipped in caramel.
Whenever we made these I would set out little ramekins of extra things they could dunk the caramel grapes into. Things like graham crumbs, smashed Oreos, coconut, dried fruit, or nuts.
The possibilities are endless with snacks like this. You can dress them up any which way you like. Basically, use what you have or use what you love. That's always the best rule of thumb.
Let the kids have fun and be part of the process. Just be very careful if you're letting them dunk the grapes in caramel. It gets super hot and can really hurt if you touch it when it's hot.
So while I advise you to use caution, I also highly encourage you to get the hooligans involved. Let them put toothpicks or drink skewers in the grapes. Let them pick out things to dunk into.
It's all about the time you spend with them. Cooking is about teaching them life skills but it's also about making memories with them. You can never spend too much time with them.
During March Break, Summer Break, and staycations try to spend as much time with them as you can. You will never regret spending time with your munchkins. Ever.
Let them have some fun treats. Allow them to make messes. Encourage them to let their creative side come out. The more you encourage them to create the more their confidence grows.
So, get in the kitchen with them and whip up some fun snacks. Make a mess, make a treat, but most of all make some memories. You will treasure those memories forever. Trust me.
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Caramel Dipped Grapes
- 1 pkg caramels
- 1 bunch grapes
- graham crumbs
- shredded coconut
- chopped nuts
- melted chocolate
- multi-coloured sugar
- For directions please visit Produce Made Simple to get the full recipe for these Caramel Dipped Grapes!
Aren't these ridiculously adorable? I know, right. They're so stinking cute!
I'll be sharing another fun twist on this next week. You will flip your lid.
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These are adorable, and I like the flavor combo idea going on here! What can't caramel do!?!?!
Thanks so much. I'm a sucker for anything caramel.
Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
Yes, yes, YES! Ice-cold grapes are the best! And I have to admit: it never would have occurred to me to pair grapes and caramel—it sounds delicious! What a great snack for kids to come home to. You're such a great mom! 😉
Thanks so much. We love playing around with fun combinations. These are amazing dunked in coconut sugar and coconut too.
I never would have put grapes and caramel together. This looks like a great snack/indulgence idea!
It's actually really good on strawberries too. We are big dippers in this house so we love trying new things. My daughter's favourite thing to dunk in and drizzle on is honey.
Such a cute idea and fruit is usually my go to snack as well 🙂
Thanks so much. Kiddos just love them. So do moms. Ha.
These are such cute bite-sized treats! I love it!
Thanks so much Mary. I appreciate it.
These are cute little treat will be show stopper for any appetizers. caramel does wonders when it combines with any thing.
Thanks so much. I'm a sucker for caramel treats.
What a tasty treat! I bet my kids would.love them!
Thanks so much Nicole. They will love them. They seem odd but they taste incredible. There's just something about them that makes you pop one right after another. We love them.
Brandy | Nutmeg Nanny
I'm honestly pretty upset I haven't thought of this in the past! My idea of a perfect treat!
Bah ha ha ha. I'm dying. Thanks so much Brandy. You have to give them a whirl. This version is great but I also really love them dipped in coconut after the caramel. And s'mores ones are to die for.
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
This is actually SUCH a brilliant idea! I love the idea of grapes to make it nice and light!
Thanks a million Taylor. We love making these for movie night. It sounds like an odd combination but it's so addictive. Just made another batch with coconut. To die for.
Yah, I need these! Mmmm!
Thanks so much Jenny. You have to try them. They are wicked good.
I need to try this! Such a fun idea!!
Thanks so much Naomi. I really appreciate it.
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
My kids are going to love me. And you. I promise I'll tell them it was all Kim's idea!
Ha, thanks Brianne. I hope they all love them. It seems like such a weird combination but it's so darn good. Try dipping them in coconut after the caramel, to die for.
This is such a great idea. Grapes and caramels are two of my faves, but I never thought of combining them like this! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Heather. I know it seems like such an odd combo but it's so good together. They're really good if dunk them in coconut or coconut sugar after the caramel. Again, weird combo but so good.
Oh, grapes are my favorite fruit. I'm definitely giving this one a try - I think the kiddo will love them, too.
These are seriously so cute!!
Thanks so much Whitney. I appreciate it.
Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls
Like caramel apples, but bite sized! What's better than that?
White chocolate peanut grapes and toffee grapes are favorite treats at my house. 😉
Right!! So good!
Omg, I have to try that version immediately. The kids are visiting for Easter so I'm going to give that a try.