How to Make Chocolate Covered Raisins

Chocolate covered raisins were first introduced in 1927 by Nestle Raisinets. Since then, they have grown in popularity and remain one of the most popular chocolate treats in the United States. They are absolutely delicious and not as unhealthy as other homemade chocolate snacks and treats. If you enjoy chocolate covered raisins, you can make your own at home.


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    Prepare and lay out all of the necessary ingredients. The chocolate and the dark corn syrup will be used together and the powdered sugar, vanilla, and raisins will be used together. The process of making chocolate covered raisins can be relatively quick, and you don't want to burn your chocolate in the next few steps because you couldn't find a specific ingredient. If you have all of the materials ready to go before you even start, you reduce the likelihood of messing up.
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    Prepare a double broiler. In order to do this, place a saucepan on top of your stove and fill it between 1/2 and 3/4 full of water. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Place a smaller saucepan in the water.
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    Melt 6 oz. chocolate and 1/4 cup dark corn syrup together in the double boiler. Stir constantly and make sure to scrape the chocolate off the sides and the bottom of the saucepan while stirring. If you don't, you may burn the chocolate.
    • Make sure the water doesn't get too hot. Even if the chocolate doesn't burn, heat that is too strong could force the chocolate to start crumbling and separating. Just keep stirring and don't stop until it's all melted.
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    Remove the mixture of chocolate from the heat when all of the chocolate has melted. Place the saucepan with the chocolate mixture onto a separate burner that is cool and turn off the heat for the other saucepan.
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    Stir 2 tbsp. powdered sugar, 2 cups raisins, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Make sure the vanilla and the powdered sugar are distributed evenly across the mixture and make sure that the raisins are all fully covered in chocolate.
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    Spoon the chocolate covered raisins onto wax paper. Size the individual dollops to your liking. It is recommended that you use half tsp. drops, although you could also drop the raisins individually.
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    Allow the chocolate covered raisins to chill. Place the wax paper on a tray and stick it into your refrigerator or freezer. Depending on the size of your dollops and the temperature of your container, you may need to wait anywhere from 10 to 60 minutes. They are ready when they are hard to the touch.
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    Store in an airtight container. Place the container in the refrigerator to prevent melting.
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Things You'll Need

  • 6 oz. (170 g) chocolate in small pieces, preferably 60-75% fair trade cacao organic chocolate
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) dark corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp. (29 ml) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. (7 ml) vanilla
  • 2 cups (330 g) organic raisins
  • 2 saucepans, different sizes
  • Wax paper
  • Tray

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Categories: Desserts and Sweets