Raisins are a controversial little item.
I just want to state, for the record, that I don’t think raisins ever belong in cookies. Especially when they look like chocolate chips. A single bite into that cookie is one of life’s greatest letdowns.
Raisins in cookies…downgrade.
But covering raisins in chocolate and peanut butter….upgrade!
Chocolate covered raisins were always a special little treat in my house growing up. We took them hiking, to the movies, and on long road trips. I have nothing but love for raisins coated in chocolate.
Turns out, they’re just about the easiest treat on the planet to make at home. (I mean, covering them in chocolate, not actually making raisins from scratch. Hours of the day don’t grown on trees, people.) Tedious, but easy peasy.
So here’s how how one makes chocolate covered raisins at home…as if any five year old couldn’t have come up with this. (sheeesh, pumping out recipes like this is how I know I’ve been busy. Nostalgic comfort food that takes five minutes.)
Chocolate covered raisins for the win (and maybe your next long car ride).
Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Raisins
- 1 C chocolate chips
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1 T peanut butter
- 1 C raisins
Melt the chocolate, coconut oil, and peanut butter together. (I used a double boiler, but you could just do it in the microwave).
Separate all your raisins so there aren’t any clumps. You want as large of a chocolate to raisin ration as possible.
Drop the raisins, about a handful at a time, in the melted chocolate, roll them around and fish them out with a fork or slotted spoon. (If you melted your chocolate in the microwave, you may have to re-microwave it if it starts to harden up between raisin batches.)
Put them on a plate or cutting board lined with parchment paper transfer to the refrigerator until set – about an hour. Also, they need to be stored in the fridge (or freezer) as they get melty and messy pretty quickly.