Holiday® Grapes Sweet Snack Board

Indulge your sweet tooth with a fun and festive snack board featuring three unique and delicious ways to enjoy Holiday grapes. Try these juicy recipes on their own for a Holiday grapes-inspired sweet treat, or prepare them all at once for the ultimate Sweet Snack Board!

Holiday Grapes Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups

Course: Dessert

Author: Tara Snyder

Ingredients:

Chocolate:

  • 1 (12oz) bag of milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Jam filling:

  • 3 cups of Holiday grapes
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tablespoons of red wine
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds

Peanut butter filling:

  • 1 1/4 cup of creamy natural peanut butter – no sugar added
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Prepare a small baking tray with 12 cupcake liners or reusable silicone cupcake liners.
  2. Next, prepare each of the ingredients.

Chocolate

  1. Using a double boiler, fill your saucepan with water and enough room so the heatproof bowl doesn’t cause the water to overflow when you place it on top. Pro-tip: If you don’t have a double boiler, create one using a medium-sized saucepan with a heatproof bowl for the chocolate.
  2. Allow the water to heat up over medium heat.
  3. Once the water has started to boil, drop the temperature.
  4. Add the chocolate chips, coconut oil, and maple syrup to the bowl in the top portion of the double boiler.
  5. Cook over low heat, whisking until the chocolate has melted.
  6. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla.
  7. Once melted, put a scoop of chocolate in the bottom of each of the cupcake liners and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  8. Prepare the peanut butter.

Peanut butter

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a medium-sized saucepan and cook over medium-low heat.
  2. Whisk consistently to prevent the peanut butter from burning (you could also use a double boiler for this).
  3. Once the mixture is creamy and smooth. Add a scoop of peanut butter into each of the cups and place back in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Prepare the jam.

Jam

  1. Add all of the ingredients except the chia seeds into a medium-sized saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  2. Once the mixture comes to a soft boil reduce heat and add in the chia seeds.
  3. Continue to cook the mixture until the jam starts to thicken up.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Once the jam has cooled. Add a scoop of the jam to each of the cups and put it back into the freezer.
  6. Let sit for another 15 minutes.
  7. While the cups are back in the freezer reheat the rest of the chocolate using the double boiler method.
  8. Once reheated pull the cups out for the last time and top them off with the remaining chocolate.
  9. Then allow them to chill for about 20-25 minutes.

Place on a cheeseboard or a snack board.


Candied Holiday Grapes

Course: Appetizer

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Holiday grapes
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of cane sugar
  • 1 cup of sugar

Instructions:

  1. Prepare a baking tray with a cooling rack on top for the grapes.
  2. Wash off the Holiday grapes and set them aside.
  3. Add the water and ⅓ cup of cane sugar to a small saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves stirring occasionally.
  5. Once the sugar has dissolved remove from heat and add the grapes. Make sure the grapes get coated in the sugar mixture.
  6. Let them sit in the sugar mixture for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove and place on the cooling rack for 45 minutes to an hour. You want the sugar mixture to drip off and to be slightly tacky so the sugar sticks a bit better.
  8. Once the grapes are a bit tacky roll them in the cup of sugar and place them on your cheeseboard.

Holiday Grapes Spiced Jam

Course: Appetizer

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of Holiday grapes pulsed in a high-speed blender or food processor
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tablespoons of red wine
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds

Instructions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients except the chia seeds into a medium-sized saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  2. Once the mixture comes to a soft boil reduce heat and add in the chia seeds.
  3. Continue to cook the mixture until the jam starts to thicken up. I prefer to serve my jam warm on my cheese boards, but you can also let it cool down too.