Homemade Raisinets (A.K.A. Chocolate-covered Raisins)

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I love raisins and chocolate together! But buying chocolate-covered raisins in the store means modified ingredients are added to make those sweet little guys last on the shelf.

Here are the ingredients in Raisinets:

Milk chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, nonfat milk, milkfat, lactose, soy lecithin, vanilla — an artificial flavor, natural flavor), raisins, sugar, tapioca dextrin, cocoa processed with alkali, confectioner’s glaze.

Here are the ingredients in SunMaid Chocolate Covered Raisins:

Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Lecithin, Vanillin-An Artificial Flavor), Raisins, Cocoa, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Gum Arabic, and Confectioner’s Glaze

Here are the ingredients that I used:

  • 1 cup Raisins

  • 2 oz. of organic dark chocolate bar

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil 

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and lightly coat with oil. Place dark chocolate and coconut oil in a glass or ceramic bowl. Place in microwave for 30 sec. Stir and heat for an additional 30 sec. Once again, stir. Repeat process until the chocolate is just melted. (It took just two, 30 sec. cycles for mine to melt.) Add in raisins. Stir to coat. Pour raisins onto wax paper and separate any big clusters.  (If you would like to add a touch of sea salt for a “sweet and salty” treat, now is the time.) Place in fridge to chill. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.  

 

 

 

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