Caramel Apple Grapes are the perfect snack! Grapes dipped in caramel and then in nuts. A little treat that tastes like caramel apple in every bite.
Another fun snack made with caramel sauce is our caramel apple nachos!
Caramel Apples Made with Grapes
Are these Caramel Apple Grapes not the cutest things ever?! They’re basically like a caramel apple, but made with green grapes instead. So much easier to make…and eat!
These are so much fun for parties, game day, bridal showers, or any occasion. Every time I serve them, they are gobbled up in a flash.
Why Not Just Call Them Caramel Grapes?
But shouldn’t they just be called Caramel Grapes, since there’s no apple in this recipe? << I get that question ALL THE TIME. It’s a fun twist on a classic caramel apple. See the correlation…
And they really do taste like little bites of caramel apple! But if the name bothers you, you can call them whatever you want. Nobody you serve them to will care. They’ll just ask for more!
You only need 4 ingredients to make these:
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Seedless green grapes
- Caramel bits/squares
- Heavy cream
- Finely crushed nuts
If you don’t like nuts or concerned about allergies, there are several other options to dip them in.
- Crushed up toffee bits
- Cookie crumbs
- Graham cracker crumbs
- Sweetened coconut flakes
- You can also dip the grapes in chocolate instead of caramel
- For an adult version, soak the grapes in vodka first for 24 hours
How to Make Caramel Apple Grapes
These caramel coated grapes are so easy to make in just a couple steps. Just like you would a caramel apple, you’ll dip the grapes in caramel, then dredge them in crushed nuts. (For full ingredient measurements and details, scroll below to the printable recipe card.)
Tips for Success
- Make sure your grapes are completely dry or the caramel won’t stick to them!
- Caramel bits are usually in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips. If you can’t find them, just use 1 cup worth of caramel squares (unwrapped.)
- These can be made a day prior to serving. Just keep them in the refrigerator and let them sit out about 30 minutes before serving (or not – they’re delicious cold, too!)
More Snack Recipes:
More Caramel Recipes:
- Easy Caramel Sauce
- Caramel Apple Nachos
- Caramel Apple Sheet Cake
- Homemade Caramels
- Caramel Apple Pie Fudge
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Caramel Apple Grapes
- 50 seedless green grapes , wiped completely dry
- 1 cup caramel bits
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 cup salted peanuts or cashews , crushed finely
- (you will also need toothpicks)
- Poke toothpicks into your grapes; set aside.
- In a small pot, over medium-low heat, combine the caramel bits and cream. Stir until melted. Reduce heat to lowest setting just to keep warm.
- Dip the grapes into the caramel sauce and then into the crushed nuts. Place on a plate to set. Repeat until all the grapes are used.
- That’s it! Pop those babies in your mouth and enjoy!
Reader Questions and Reviews
OMG so surprisingly delicious. I made this for an appetizer party and it was a big hit. I wen tto the craft store and bought a $5 dollar piece of round styrofoam and speared them all around.
Not only gorgeous but totally delicious. Thank you!
This recipe was a hit for my girls night out paint party.
I made these for a party last night. They were a hit! Everyone loved them. They do taste just like a caramel apple.
I made these for a neighborhood gathering during COVID times, and they were perfect, as no serving utensils needed to be shared. They’re a perfect Fall treat. They’re so cute, and quite delicious!
I made these today as a mini dessert for my husband. I had to sneak a few as I was making them. We both agreed that they taste exactly like a true caramel apple. Totally awesome! Will definitely make again for a treat at here at home but also for family gatherings. Thank you for the recipe!!
These are delicious!!! I found your recipe through google and soon as I read the title I wanted to go home and make them. They came out so good!!! Thanks for this recipe, I will be officially looking for more great recipes from you. Keep up the good work:)
A little sweet is well deserved after a long period of diet, this is just the little bit of deliciousness I need in my life.
I made these for my Halloween party last year and they are a huge hit with adults!
I used carmel vodka to soak grapes in 24 hours, dipped in melted carmel and rolled in peanuts. Delish!!
What are caramel bits??
Look in the candy isle. They are Carmel squares individually wrapped in bags. The old fashion way to make Carmel dipped apples.
No, they ate little bits of caramel. In candy isle. Tje bag says “caramel Bits in it. They are new.
I’ve enjoyed reading your recipes and now I’m getting ready to try a few of them. The first one I’m going to make is the Caramel Apple Grapes. Going to see how my family likes these and want to make for next Family Get Together. Thanks for sharing your Great Recipes.
It looks tasty, but dont you mean “Caramel Grapes”
Nope. I love the name as is. Green grapes, dipped in caramel, coated with nuts…just like a caramel apple. And they taste like one, too!
These are also amazing with white chocolate in place of the Carmel. We have been making them that way at my house for years! Always a hit!!
How many carmel squares would you need to compare to a cup of carmel bits, and do you still us the 2 tablespoons of heavy cream for same results
You would measure 1 cups worth. And yes, you’ll still need the cream.
Definitely your caramel apple grapes are awesomeness! This is a great recipe Amy – I made it a short while ago and it was lovely, in fact have made it again since. Thanks for sharing!
Where did you get those toothpicks!? So cute!
At Target! But that was a couple years ago. Not sure if they still carry them.
Can you make the night before or do the peanuts get soggy?
These were simply delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!
You can find them in the kitchen gadget aisle at WalMart.
Go to a party goods store like Party City … they sell fancy long toothpicks
Does the caramel get too hard after its all prepared or does it stay soft?
I wouldn’t say “too” hard, but it does harden.
Would you say chewy? Iam just asking because I tried something like this before and it was super sticky. Wonder if thats what the cream is for.
Made these today for a gathering! I used a carton of caramel and warmed it up on the stove. Turned out great! If you rinse grapes before just make sure they are dry. Didn’t have problem at all with caramel not sticking to grapes. I then dipped them in Health bar crumbles! DELISH!! Thanks!
Should the grapes be room temp or cold from the frig? I wonder if the grapes are cold that is the problem that the carmel is not sticking.
I have made these more times than I can count and have never had a problem with the caramel sticking. I always prep the grapes first (with the toothpicks) before I warm the caramel sauce, so the grapes aren’t cold per se, but I wouldn’t say they’re always room temperature, either. FWIW, I’ve only heard of a few people having issues. If you read through the comment thread, 95% had no problem at all.
Would cookie crumbs or ? work instead of nuts for nut allergies?
I’m going to try these with red grapes. Do you think there would be much of a difference? That’s what’s on sale this week.
I also have the same question .. other than the looks, I think they’ll taste the same. Right?
Can I use the Carmel already made in a container?
Not sure if it would set the same. Try it!
Want to try them who makes the best heavy cream
Made these last night for a small New Years get together. I did peanuts, coconut, and sprinkles. The peanuts definitely complimented the caramel the best and really did taste like little caramel apples. So good! They were all amazing though and totally addicting. Everyone loved them!
Made these for a work holiday party and they were the first to go. Wish I would have made more!
Thank you these were a hit at Thanksgiving dinner! So easy and delicious!
Anybody knows how long they can be refrigerated?
Can you prepare these the night before? Thx!
Yep! Just keep them in the refrigerator and let them sit out about 30 minutes before serving (or not – they’re delicious cold, too!)
Can’t wait to try these golden nuggets.
Way to go, girl! And these little cuties are the perfect way to celebrate! Love love love!
Um, excuse me. THIS IS AWESOME.
Did you have any problems with the caramel dripping down the grape and not hardening? Mine did and now all of the caramel and nuts are on the waxed paper.
Nope, I’ve never had that happen. Sorry :/
Yes i had the same problem and it stuck to the wax paper too..
These look amazing! I love frozen grapes. This recipe would probably be good frozen as well.
What a gorgeous snack… perfect for hot days (or any days, for that matter). I love the fact that you’ve combined some healthy fruit with some indulgence also… makes me think that I could justifiably eat these for any meal of the day: Breakfast? Yeah of course, fruit + nuts + dairy is basically the perfect breakfast food! Good on you for doing 21 days without junk food, I am seriously impressed! x
I so want to make these, I am not familiar with caramel bits, do you mean toffee bits? If not, what isle in the grocery store would they be located??
Caramel bits are basically little round pieces of caramel, made by KRAFT. I buy mine at Target in the baking section (link attached, so you can see what they look like. ) If you can’t find them, you can use caramel squares, but you’ll need to unwrap them. http://www.target.com/p/kraft-premium-caramel-bits-11-oz/-/A-13302189
Think I could use almond milk or a heavy cream alternative?
Hi Nicole – I can’t vouch for the results, but you could try it!
Just made these and they are incredible!! I froze them and they’re even better! Tysvm!!!
Greetings Gina – yay! So glad you enjoyed them! They’re a big hit over here, too…a perfect little sweet/salty bite. Although I usually eat 20 of them ;-)
I am SO PROUD OF YOU! I couldn’t have done it. You’re a much stronger woman than I!
I’m impressed you went that long without ‘junk food’. These grapes fooled me. I thought for sure you were whipping up apples already! So cute.
These are adorable. Perfect in combo with the Coke, because Diet Coke is almost the only junk food I ever eat. Now I am jonesing for one, thanks. PS Good chocolate is not junk food, right? Same with ice cream, right? GREG
Those grapes look so good.
Congrats on your challenge. You are a fair better person than I (asterisk’s inlcuded). The no bread thing would have killed me too.
Glad chocolate is back on the menu.
What a fun party food. Next birthday maybe! Forgot about this challenge when I offered you the robot pop. Woops! Sorry!
I saw these little beauties on Pinterest – LOVE!! I’m glad you’ve confirmed that they’re as good as they look. I may be posting them soon myself.
HURRAY for you that you’re done with your challenge! I think you did a great job!