Yesterday I shared the fun Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed lunch that I made to celebrate Roald Dahl Day, and today I wanted to expand on one of the fun food ideas I used in the lunch – grape sweets! I thought this was a really fun idea that deserves a post all of its own – they turned out so cute!
This is such a simple idea that took just a minute or two to put together but my boys both loved them! As well as popping them in the Roald Dahl lunch, I made a batch of them for my youngest to have with his lunch too, adding cherry tomatoes as well as he really likes them. He thought it was brilliant fun unwrapping each one, it kept him quiet for ages!
These grape and tomato sweets would make a fun snack or lunch box idea, would be great for cute and healthy party food and of course would make a perfect fun food prank for April Fools day when it comes around again – I’ll definitely be making them again on the 1st of April!
Grape and Tomato Sweets
- handful green and red grapes
- handful cherry tomatoes
Wash the grapes and cherry tomatoes and dry with kitchen paper. If making for a toddler or young child, slice each grape and tomato in half lenthways, keeping the two halves together.
Cut off a strip of greaseproof or baking paper about 2 1/2 inches wide then cut the strip into 4 or 5 pieces.
Place a grape in the middle of the paper and tightly roll it up. Twist each end of the paper to hold the grape in place, it should look like a wrapped sweet.
Repeat with as many grapes and tomatoes as you need. If using cut grapes/tomatoes, gently press the two halves together before placing in the paper and rolling up – they should fall apart back into halves once opened.
Be sure to supervise young children closely when feeding them grapes and tomatoes as they can be a choking hazard.
To make them look even more like sweets, try serving them up in a glass jar or paper bag, fun!