These grapes flavored with cherry Jell-O mix don't really have magical powers. And the name of the recipe given to me years ago was "cherry-flavored grapes," which prompted one friend to say, "Why would you make one fruit taste like another?" We will ignore that friend.
Instead, we will pay attention to another friend who, whenever she throws a party, calls me up and asks, "Can you please bring the Magic Grapes?" I've referred to this recipe as Magic Grapes ever since, and I like to think of them as the ruby red slippers of the fruit world.
Both adults and children are pretty amazed by this crazy-simple recipe, and these grapes would be especially appropriate for a slumber party or really any party at all.
- 2 bunches of red grapes or thereabouts
- 1 small package of cherry-flavored Jell-O
Place the grapes in a Ziploc bag, pour in the Jell-O, seal, and shake shake shake until coated. Remove grapes from bag and place grapes in a clean Ziploc bag (since excess Jell-O creates an undesirable, soupy effect). Freeze; then serve. And be forewarned: These suckers are messy!
Note: Despite the ease of the recipe, there are a surprising amount of opportunities for screw-ups. I once froze the grapes before shaking them in Jell-O, and the Jell-O clumped and created a red pool of a mess, prompting someone to say at one party: “What is this?” Nobody really touched those grapes. When I made the same recipe correctly the next day, everybody thought they were the greatest thing ever and ate them until they were gone.
Posted by Christine on July 16, 2008 in Food and Drink