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Sweet Grape Salad

This sweet grape salad is packed full of green and red grapes and made with cream cheese and marshmallow fluff. This is super delicious and perfect for summer BBQs.

Sweet Grape Salad topped with chopped pecans.

Even though this is called a salad, it’s really a sweet, fun dessert that even the biggest kids will love!

This sweet grape salad is full of juicy, tart, and fresh grapes, tangy cream cheese, and sweet and smooth marshmallow fluff.

Fit for a backyard BBQ, birthday party, or just a random weeknight treat, this creamy grape salad is super easy to put together!

Trust me, everyone’s going to want seconds of this cream cheese grape salad.

In fact, this was my favorite summertime salad my stepmom used to make.

Looking for more old-fashioned salad recipes? Try this fruit salad with cool whip!

Grapes, cream cheese, and marshmallow creme on a table.

Ingredients for sweet grape salad

  • Red and green grapes – I use both here because red grapes add a little more sweetness, and green grapes are a little tarter. Perfect balance!
  • Marshmallow Fluff This soft, cloud-like spread adds the perfect amount of sweetness to our salad.
  • Cream cheese – Cream cheese is creamy and tangy!
  • Chopped pecans – Found in the baking aisle of most major grocery stores, chopped pecans add the perfect crunch and flavor.
Grapes mixed with marshmallow fluff and cream cheese in a bowl.

What is marshmallow fluff?

Marshmallow fluff is a marshmallow spread product, made from egg whites, sugar, and golden syrup. 

It is found in most major grocery stores, in the baking aisles in a jar. 

It is easily spreadable and has a classic marshmallow flavor. 

Marshmallow fluff is also what I used in my S’mores Iced Coffee.

If you cannot find marshmallow fluff you can also use marshmallow cream which works just as well. The big difference is the size of the containers but they only differ by 1/2 an ounce.

Sweet Grape Salad in a bowl.

Different toppings for creamy grape salad

I’ve chosen chopped pecans as my topping but there are tons of others you could add instead!

Nuts are a great choice, they will also give a nice crunchy texture. My favorites are crushed peanuts, walnuts, and pecans – like I did here!

If you’re not a fan of nuts, no worries!

Secondly, you could also top this creamy grape salad with a sprinkle of deep, rich brown sugar. This will add a little molasses flavor which pairs perfectly with the sweet and tart grapes.

Lastly, one of my favorite ways to serve this is sprinkled with toffee bits!

Creamy and sweet grape salad in a bowl topped with chopped pecans.

Storage and leftovers of grape salad

The sweet grape salad is best made the day that you’ll be serving it, it doesn’t do well sitting in the refrigerator for too long.

Lastly, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days. 

Sweet Grape Salad in a serving bowl and 2 small bowls.

More summer BBQ salad recipes

Sweet Grape Salad

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This sweet grape salad is packed full of green and red grapes and made with cream cheese and marshmallow fluff. This is super delicious and perfect for summer BBQ's.
4.56 from 9 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 pound red grapes stems removed and washed
  • 1 pound green grapes stems removed and washed
  • 1 7.5 ounce container Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 8 ounce brick cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts or toffee bits


  • Remove stems and wash red and green grapes. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl add marshmallow fluff and cream cheese.
  • Blend with a handheld or stand mixer until creamy and thoroughly combined.
  • Gently stir in grapes and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  • Right before you serve your grape salad sprinkle it with toffee bits or nuts.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese grape salad, creamy grape salad, easy side dish, marshmallow fluff grape salad, marshmallow grape salad, side dish, sweet grape salad, toffee grape salad
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

Recipe Rating


Thursday 29th of January 2015

I make something similar but use grapes (red or green) and a small bit of sour cream and mix then sprinkle with brown sugar or brown sugar Splenda Delicious and low calorie. Very refreshing summer dessert.


Tuesday 24th of July 2012

I make a similar version, using the grapes, small slices of celery and salted peanuts. The dressing is made of mayo and concentrated cherry juice. Really delicious. Having said that, I cannot wait to try your version; though I doubt it will last long. Can I say SCRUMPTUOUS!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

the first time i saw this, i made a face and had serious doubts, but it really is delicious!

Jodi Pavlik

Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

I do still live in Ohio! I can't believe you lived in Fremont! The construction company I work for is under contract with the city of Fremont to build the reservoir! We have been working up there for almost 2 years!!


Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

That is crazy! Such a small world :)

Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

Monday 2nd of July 2012

My family makes something similiar and I swear people lick the bowl clean lol


Monday 2nd of July 2012

Hahaha that is how I feel when I make it!


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