Just 2 ingredients & 10 minutes to make chocolate-covered grapes! Enjoy the grape chocolate as it is, with toppings, frozen, or make a grape kabob out of it!

Chocolate covered grapes fruit on a baking sheet from above on a white baking sheet.

Why You Will Love This Chocolate-Covered Grapes

  • 🎨 Customize with toppings for a snack that is really to your liking.
  • ⏰ Done with just 10 minutes of actual cooking, so easy!
  • πŸ‡ I find dipping each grape and decorating it with the toppings very therapeutic and allows you to slow down and practice mindfulness, even if it’s just for 10 minutes
  • 🍫 Fulfill your chocolate cravings with a healthier twist, thanks to fresh grapes.
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ Shareable Delight – Whip up a batch to share with friends or family!

Ingredients

  • Grapes: Fresh grapes bring a burst of natural sweetness and a juicy texture to balance the chocolatey decadence.
  • Dark Chocolate Chips: Adds richness and depth, and a bit of bitterness to balance out the grapes.
  • (Optional) Toppings of Choice: Use toppings that are small in size such as seeds, crushed nuts, coconut flakes, or even a bit of salt flakes!
Ingredients for dark chocolate covered grapes with labels.

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Grapes, Step-by-step

Preparations:

  • Thoroughly dry the grapes to ensure a silky chocolate coating.
  • If the grapes are not at room temperature, microwave cold grapes in 15-second increments to bring them to room temperature.
    • If the grapes are cold, the chocolate might solidify.
Green and red grapes after cleaning in a clear white bowl.

Melt the Chocolate:

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips for 30 seconds. For very high-powered microwaves (more than 900 watts or if your microwave heats food faster than usual), use 50% power capacity to prevent burning.
  • Repeat in 15 to 30-second intervals, stirring in between until nearly all chips melt.

Dipping Time:

  • Lay the toppings on a small bowl, if using the toppings.
  • Use a toothpick to skewer a grape, then dip it into melted chocolate, ensuring half the grape is coated.
  • Optional: Gently pat the bottom in seeds/nuts.
  • Slot the toothpick between fork tines, positioning the grape below. Push it down onto a lined baking sheet using the fork.
  • Repeat for the remaining grapes chocolate.

Refrigerate:

  • Refrigerate the chocolate-covered grapes for at least 25-30 minutes to set. And tada, enjoy your chocolate-covered grapes!
  • Unless you live in warmer countries, they will solidify and stay firm at room temperature. But when refrigerated, the chocolate will become firmer and crunchier, so feel free to experiment!

Top Tips

Microwaving: Begin with a lower microwave time to avoid chocolate burning; you can always microwave it a bit more, but you can’t reverse a burnt chocolate.

Toothpick Alternatives: If you don’t have a toothpick, a skewer or any pointy object works just as well for piercing through the grape.

A bunch of red and green chocolate covered grapes with hemp seeds, sesame seeds, and desiccated coconut.

Tight on Time?

  • Simply add all grapes to the melted chocolate. Stir for even coating. Using a spoon, individually place coated grapes on a baking sheet, ensuring they don’t touch together. Sprinkle optional toppings and chill in the fridge.
  • It will look something like below!

Freeze for a Twist: Pop these chocolate grapes in the freezer for a unique, frosty treat – perfect for warmer days.

Toppings Options

You can really be creative here since chocolate pairs well with so many things! I’d advise going for toppings that are small in size so that they look better when paired with the small grapes. So stuff like:

  • Seeds – hemp seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, poppy seeds, you name it!
    • Avoid using larger seeds such as pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds so that they won’t look awkward with the grapes
  • Crushed Nuts – any kind will work!
  • Coconut Flakes – I think they’re underrated, but they pair great with chocolate!
  • Salt flakes – simple but beautiful!
  • Chopped dried fruits
A bunch of chocolate covered grapes stacked in a black container.

Recipe Variations / Modifications / Substitutions

Fruits: If you don’t have grapes on hand, feel free to use other types of fruits. Strawberries, bananas, oranges, blueberries, and even apples are great options.

Chocolate: Feel free to experiment with other types of chocolate such as some vegan milk chocolate or white chocolate to make some white chocolate covered grapes. Pick your favorite!

Close-up of a red grape covered in chocolate and sesame seeds.

Smooth Grapes: If you’d like your grapes to be smooth all the way around, let the chocolate-dipped grape dry out on the toothpick for a few seconds, before putting it on a lined baking sheet.

Grape Kabobs: Once the chocolate hardens, feel free to skewer a couple of chocolate grapes together to make grape kabobs. Fun!

What fruits can you cover in chocolate?

The options are endless! Some of the most popular options to cover fruits with chocolate are: strawberries, grapes, bananas, and oranges, with strawberry-covered chocolate being the most popular type. You can also use blueberries, apricots, blackberries, pineapples, and even dried fruits such as banana chips and apple slices.

Combining fruits with chocolate is a tasty and quick way to jazz up your fruits and is a great option for a healthy-ish snack that is less processed but still tastes delicious!

Close-up of a red grape chocolate with desiccated coconut.

Are chocolate covered fruits healthy?

A nice tool I use often is to ask myself: healthy compared to what? If I’m eating chocolate covered fruits instead of a processed, store-bought dark chocolate granola bar which I was craving, then yes, these chocolate-covered grapes are healthier. However, if I didn’t have a chocolate craving and had opted for plain fruits instead of this grape chocolate, then this grape chocolate would have been less healthy.

The best is of course to just eat fruits on its own, without any chocolate covering them since even dark chocolate may contain a significant amount of sugar despite some of the health benefits it has (see this Healthline article for more info). However, if you’re using this chocolate and grapes recipe to swap out your chocolate bar, then yes, it’s a step in a healthier direction!

Green chocolate covered grape with coconut flakes on a baking sheet.

Storage, Meal Prep, and Freezing Instructions

Storage: Keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week, or whenever your grapes would spoil.

Meal Prep: Ideal for meal prep and snacking; store in the fridge for up to a week. Using fresh grapes means that they will last longer while if your grapes are already wrinkling, please consume them within 2-3 days.

Freezing: Transfer to a bag and freeze these chocolate and grapes for up to a month. Perfect for snacks on warmer days! The texture is a bit different but they’re absolutely delicious!

A green grape kabob with hemp seeds, pierced using a toothpick.

FAQ

Is grapes and chocolate good?

Yes! You wouldn’t expect this combo but they pair well! Imagine that juicy burst from the grapes combined with a rich, satisfying flavor from the chocolate!

How many calories in a chocolate covered grape?

Each homemade chocolate-covered grape contains about 15 calories per piece.

How long can chocolate covered fruit last?

When stored properly in the fridge, chocolate-covered fruit can last up to 7 days. How long it lasts depends on how fresh your fruit is.

If you’d like them to last longer, store them in the freezer for up to a month.

What tastes good dipped in chocolate?

Nuts pair really well with nuts (check out my Chocolate Covered Peanuts recipe here), and also almost all types of fruits from strawberries, kiwi, grapes, oranges, bananas, or even dried fruits.

Do I need to add coconut oil to this recipe?

No, I don’t find that necessary. Feel free to add some for a smoother texture, but the difference will not be noticeable.

Chocolate grapes (red and white grapes) with various toppings in a black container.

Looking for More Snacks/Desserts Recipes?

If you’re a fan of chocolate, try my Chocolate Chip Baked Oats or this Chocolate Flax Seed pudding. You might want to check out my Brownie Baked Oats without Banana too, which is a variation of my Baked Oats No Banana recipe.

Or try my Sugar-free Vegan Nutella recipe, which you can then use to make this Nutella Mochi Daifuku recipe.

Want other delicious non-chocolate sweet stuff? Try my Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Mochi, or my Strawberry Oat Milk recipe.

For more indulgent recipes, try my Oreo (Cookies and Cream) Overnight Oats recipe (which tastes like McFlurry, really!) or my Biscoff Overnight Oats.

10-Minute Chocolate Covered Grapes Fruit (+ Step-by-Step Photos)

Chocolate covered grapes fruit on a baking sheet from above.
Just 2 ingredients & 10 minutes to make chocolate-covered grapes! Enjoy the grape chocolate as it is, with toppings, frozen, or make a grape kabob out of it!
Jem @ The Fruity Jem
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Serving Size 60 grapes

Equipment

  • 1 large microwave-safe bowl
  • 1 toothpick/skewer
  • 1 fork

Ingredients

  • 1 pound grapes (1 lb, 453g), washed and dried, room temperature
  • 1 ΒΌ cup dark chocolate chips (200 g), or any chocolate chips of choice
  • ΒΌ cup toppings of choice (I used hemp seeds, sesame seeds, and coconut flakes but feel free to use any other toppings such as crushed nuts, or even flaked sea salt)

Instructions

Preparations

  • Make sure that you've thoroughly dried the grapes since otherwise, you won't get a smooth chocolate coating.
  • Then make sure that your grapes are at room temperature. If they're cold, microwave them at 15-second increments until they are about at room temperature.
    Cold grapes will solidify your chocolate so please do not skip this step to make your life easier! πŸ˜‰

Melt the Chocolate

  • Place the chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave them, first for 30 seconds.
    If your microwave has a power greater than 900 Watt or heats food much faster than other microwaves, start at 50% of the capacity so you don't burn your chocolate.
  • Repeat microwaving the chocolate in 15 to 30-second increments until almost all chocolate chips are melted. Stir in between rounds.

Dipping Time

  • (Optional) If you're using seeds/crushed nuts, spread them onto a small bowl.
  • Use a toothpick to pierce through a grape. Then dip the grape into the melted chocolate, holding on to the toothpick, such that about half of the grape is covered in chocolate.
  • (Optional) If using the nuts/seeds toppings, gently pat the bottom part of the chocolate-covered grape onto the seeds/nuts.
  • Slot the toothpick in between the fork tines (the pointy parts of the fork used to pierce through food), making sure that the grape is positioned below the fork.
    Then use the fork to push down the grape onto a lined baking sheet (see the pictures in the blog post above if this is not clear).
  • Repeat until all grapes are covered
  • Place in the refrigerator to cool down for at least 25-30 minutes. Or freeze them for some chocolate covered frozen grapes!

Notes

Notes
  • Microwaving – Start low on the microwave time to prevent burning the chocolate. Remember that you can always microwave further, but you can’t turn back a burnt chocolate.
  • Toothpick – If you don’t have a toothpick, you can use a skewer or any other pointy object to pierce through the grape.
    • Another option is to just place all the grapes into the melted chocolate, then stir to coat evenly. Use a spoon to line each individual grape on a baking sheet, making sure that they don’t touch. Add the optional toppings, then chill in the fridge.
  • VariationsΒ – For more options and variations, check out the full post above!

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So pretty and easy to make!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for Valentine’s Day yesterday. Skipped the toppings but they’re still great.