|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||40%|
|Total Carbohydrate 45g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 35g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Chocolate-covered raisins is a classic candy that's easy to make at home. After learning how to do it yourself, you may never buy a box at the store again.
The sweet, dried fruit is a healthier alternative to the typical candy bar. You'll love snacking on this simple homemade candy, and it packs well for taking on the go. Serve it alongside freshly popped popcorn at your next home movie screening.
Eat chocolate-covered raisins on their own or add to trail mixes, snack mixes, or yogurt. You can also experiment by substituting other dried fruits for some or all of the raisins in this recipe, and try mixing up the chocolate types. White chocolate and milk chocolate both add different elements that can be fun to play with, and dark chocolate adds a richer, sophisticated touch.
3 ounces (1/2 cup) semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons oil, such as coconut oil
1 cup plump, moist raisins
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or waxed paper and set aside.
Place the chopped chocolate and the oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, stirring after every 30-second increment to prevent overheating.
Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, add the raisins and stir until they’re well coated with chocolate. The chocolate will leave a thin coating on the raisins.
Scrape the chocolate-covered raisins onto the prepared baking sheet and try to separate them so there aren’t any large clumps.
Refrigerate the tray for about 15 minutes to set the chocolate. Break up any clumps into individual raisins.
- Try swapping all or some of the raisins for other dried fruit like dried cranberries, blueberries, or cherries. You can use golden raisins or regular raisins.
- You can also partially dip dried mango, pineapple, or apricots for an attractive treat.
- Combine chocolate-covered raisins with toasted cashews or peanuts, almonds, and yogurt chips for a delicious trail mix. Or use your favorite mix of nuts and dried fruit and fun ingredients such as pretzels or banana chips. The chocolate raisins will add a nice sweetness and chewy texture to the snack mix.
If you find the raisins excessively dry, remove them from the container and transfer to a bowl. Pour recently boiled (or very hot) water to cover them and let them sit until they plump up—this usually takes 15 to 20 minutes, but if you're in a hurry, you can let them sit for less. Rinse and drain them, and pat them completely dry with paper towels.
How to Store and Freeze Chocolate-Covered Raisins
- Store chocolate-covered raisins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- You can also freeze chocolate-covered raisins for at least three months.