Skip the store bought version and make 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 recipe 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.
This recipe is not really a recipe. I do have an exact recipe, but it is really just melted chocolate and raisins. You can easily add a little more chocolate or use fewer raisins. It is an easy recipe to adapt.
Can I also just say that it is hard to get a decent picture of chocolate covered raisins. They don’t photograph well, and actually, they are not pretty in real life either, but they are delicious.
These chocolate covered raisins are an easy three ingredient snack. As long as you use gluten free chocolate these are also an easy gluten free snack.
More Homemade Snack Recipes
Snacks are easy to make at home. Skip the store bought snacks and make your own. They are less expensive to make and you can control the ingredients.
- Chocolate Covered Craisins
- Homemade Trail Mix
- Homemade Chex Granola Bars
- Homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 12 ounces of raisins
- Melt chocolate chips and butter in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Add raisins and stir until well combined and mixed together.
- Spread out on a cookie sheet that has been lined with waxed paper and refrigerate for several hours or until firm. Remove from the waxed paper and enjoy!
- I like the chocolate on these to stay firm so I suggest storing them in the refrigerator, that is if you can avoid eating them all.
If you are gluten-free be sure to read labels to make sure the ingredients are gluten-free.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 34gProtein: 2g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
Originally posted in March 2011. Updated September 2022.