Spooky grape jelly

Another Gluten-free cooking for kids recipe

Here's a fun recipe for Halloween.  I tried this on some of Ruthie's friends last week and they loved it.  It is really easy to make and if there are any left over maybe you can sneek a couple when the kids go to bed.  And there is nothing to stop you making this for adults.  You can substitute alchoholic sparkling grape juice to make a more adult centric dessert.


enough for 4

Preparation time

10 minutes and a minimum of 4 hours to set


3 leaves gelatine
40g caster sugar
285ml Welch's grape juice
70ml sparkling grape juice (non alchoholic)
55g seedless grapes, halved


Soak the gelatine in  a dish of cold water for about 5 minutes.  It will go from brittle to slippery. Place a few grape halves into each of  the cups/containers.  Now place the grape juice in a saucepan (or in a microwave) with the sugar and heat gently until the sugar is dissolved.  Turn off the heat.  The mixture should be tepid, not hot.  Remove the gelatine from the water and place in the saucepan.  Stir gently until it's dissolved.  Now pour in about 1/3 of the sparkling grape juice into the saucepan.  Pour the remaining sparkling grape juice into each of the cups/containers.  Pour the gelatine mixture on top.  Place in the fridge and leave to set. 


You can substitute any juice for the grape juice as long as you keep the proportions the same.  Most fruit will work well in this dessert with the exception of pineapple and kiwis which may stop the jelly from setting.