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Homemade Chocolate Covered Raisins

My kids are almost always hungry, especially my eight year old son, so I am always trying to find snacks that are healthy and  inexpensive to make.

Does anyone else have this problem with kids and snacks?

These homemade raisins don’t exactly fit into the healthy category, but they are semi healthy, and are better than sitting down to eat a cookie or a handful of potato chips. And although these do make a great snack food, they are often dessert in our house.

This is basically the same recipes as my chocolate covered craisins, but with raisins. You can make them either way, they are both very good and very easy to make.

They are also much less expensive than buying chocolate covered raisins at the store.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    I. Love. You. Thank you! I never even considered that I could make my favorite treat at home!!

    • @Elizabeth, I hope you enjoy them! It took me years to realize I could make them at home, now I make them all the time. The good thing about the homemade version is that you can change it up and use different chocolate. It works with regular, dark, or milk chocolate. They are all good. 🙂

  2. Shame on you for putting this recipe on your blog (jk). We made it last night and our tummies are feeling sick from eating it all. Nope, we don’t have any will power! Great recipe! I guess we will have to make it less often or we will be 400 pounds soon.

  3. This is terrific! I think I will try having the kids help me make them too. My son used to BEG me to buy the covered raisins from the store when he was littler and went shopping with me more often. Every. Single. Time. And I usually did, but they are so expensive in the bulk section. Will totally be trying these ourselves–and the Craisin version too. Thanks!

  4. I LOVE choc covered raisins and never thought about making them at home. Thanks for the easy recipe!

  5. I love chocolate covered raisins but never thought to make my own. Thanks for showing me how easy it can be. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your raisins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-8.html

  6. Hi, I’m making these for my boyfriend but he’s lactose intolerant, can I substitute margarine for the butter? Thank you

  7. Moyra Smith says:

    For a more adult treat, try soaking the raisins in brandy or rum before coating them. Mmmm!

  8. Michaelene Derka says:

    Lynn is it a good idea to soak the raisins first

    • For some recipes I soak the raisins, but for this one I don’t soak them. It would change the texture too much if you soaked them. I hope that helps.


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