Healthy Sour Candy Frozen Grapes

Sour Candy Frozen Grapes

Y’all, my new Sour Candy Frozen Grapes may be my favorite recipe to date on the blog. Sour Patch Kids has always been one of my all time favorite candy. However, I try to stay away from them because they have so much sugar. I kid you not….these grapes taste identical to Sour Patch Kids. Trust me!

Sour Candy Frozen Grapes

The best part about this recipe is it is 100% KID friendly. Both my 5 and 2 year old can’t get enough. As you can tell with the picture below, I couldn’t even get through the photo shoot. Sweet baby Nora snuck her sweet hand in the shoo to get her a quick bite.

Sour Candy Frozen Grapes
Sour Candy Frozen Grapes

The best sweetener to use for these Sour Candy Frozen Grapes?

1.Monk Fruit Sweetener This is my favorite sweetener to use because I feel like it has the closest taste to sugar. It also doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste that most other sweeteners have. Additionally, this is an all natural sweetener that does not have a negative affect on my blood sugar.

2. Swerve Sweetener is a sugar replacement made from the natural ingredients such as erythritol and other natural flavors.

3. Organic Stevia Organic Stevia comes from an organic stevia plant leaf sustainably grown without the use of harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

4.Erythritol is a type of sugar alcohol. Erythritol occurs naturally in some fruits and fermented foods.

Sour Candy Frozen Grapes

If you are desperate for a sweet treat and don’t want to throw your calories down the drain, give these grapes a try. I will even add them to portioned baggies and allow my girls to go out to the freezer and grab a bag for a mid afternoon treat.

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Sour Candy Frozen Grapes

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


These Sour Candy Frozen Grapes is a healthy twist on Sour Patch Kids. They are kid friendly and the perfect healthy and Paleo snack or dessert. 



  • 4 cups green grapes (cleaned)
  • 3/4 cup Monk Fruit Sweetener (granulated)
  • 2 limes, juiced


  1. Cover a large baking dish with parchment paper. 
  2. Clean and dry the grapes. 
  3. Place in a large bowl along with the juice from 2 limes. 
  4. Mix together using a spoon and allow to sit in the fridge for 10 minutes. 
  5. Transfer the Monk Fruit sweetener into a medium bowl. 
  6. Remove the grapes from the fridge and roll each one into the monk fruit making sure each grape is completely coated. 
  7. Transfer the coated grapes onto the parchment paper and freeze for 2-3 hours.
  8. Enjoy!
  • Category: Snack/Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 67
  • Sugar: 12
  • Sodium: 2.7
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Protein: 0.8

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Comments (24)

  • Such a simple and yummy idea! I ended up eating more of them as I was making them 😋

    • Thank you so much.

  • Thanks for such a fun and tasty recipe! My girls and I loved making and eating these. We doubled the batch a shared with their cousins. They are obsessed with both fruit and sour patch kids so I love having a healthy treat to give them this summer!

  • YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE! 🙂 Wow! These are amazing!! I had to comment, because I am so grateful. I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis among some other health problems, and I know when I eat a lot of processed sugar I have so many flare ups.
    It’s a process trying to cut out sugar as well as gluten and some other big triggers for me. During this quarantine I have been emotionally eating A LOT. It’s been so hard. And one of those comfort foods? SOUR PATCH KIDS! They have comforted me since childhood – always a grab when I was at the movies, a gift from a friend ’cause I loved them so much, or just a treat for myself when I wanted. So – they bring up all these nostalgic good memories. When my naturopath asked about my diet I was honest and told her my addictions to Sour Patch & some other processed things 😛 She told me to look online and guaranteed there is a DIY for my addictive snacks that is healthier and still yummy.
    I had to look and am so glad I did, because these taste SO CLOSE to the original. So now if I feel like emotionally eating I will remember this recipe again as I feel completely guilt-free and no flare ups after!! And even brings back some good memories since it tastes so close :). I don’t know how you did it, but thank you thank you thank you!
    I also wanted extra sour for mine and so I sprinkled lime juice on top of some of them before freezing to see what it would do and it formed a little frozen puddle of lime juice and the sweetener & I dipped the ones that the sweetener got washed off into it as it melted 🙂 hehe, just thought I would share. I’m excited to receive your updates! Much love, gratitude, & blessings to you during this challenging time – I hope the your food-expertise is also helping you through!!! <3

    • This is so great. Happy to hear you loved them. Thank you

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  • Sounds amazing! I know my 4 year old will love these and have fun making. I bet they would be extra sour if I sprinkled some citric acid on top! Yum!

    • Yes, that is a great idea!

  • Hi! what can I replace the monk fruit sweetener with? Can I use stevia or brown sugar?

    • You could use any of those!

  • Do these have to stay in the freezer until you’re ready to consume? Or how do you store what you’re not eating right away? Thanks for the fun idea!!

    • Yes, just keep them in the freezer. 😉

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  • Would it be ok to substitute the monk fruit with allulose? Thank you! 😊

    • Absolutely!

  • Have you considered shaking clean grapes in powdered Jell-O before freezing? Eat while frozen because Jell-O gets globby.

    • I have heard other people doing that. I wanted to keep mine Paleo, so that is why I used Monk Fruit.

  • These were amazing! Such a good treat when craving a sweet. Thank you!

    • Yay! So happy that you loved them!

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  • Could you mix some citric acid in with the monk fruit sweetener?

    • For sure!


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