When I went to the movies as a kid I would get either a box of malt balls or a box of Raisinettes as my treat for the show. I didn’t like Mike&Ike or Red Vines as much because I didn’t go for the chewy or sticky candy. I liked chocolate. Malt balls were a once in a while thing for me. I had to be in the mood for them. Raisinettes were another story. I can eat chocolate covered raisins anytime.
Since April 30th is National Raisin Day we’re going to honor it by making and enjoying homemade chocolate covered raisins. Hooray! They make a delicious snack and making them at home means you control the ingredients.
What you will need:
- Raisins – I used unsweetened golden
- Chocolate for dipping — dark chocolate for me
- Wax paper
- Double boiler
- Spoon or spatula
First lay out a sheet of wax paper as your work area. Next, melt your selected chocolate in your double boiler. Make sure the water doesn’t steam. We don’t want it to condense on the chocolate and ruin the consistency. Once the chocolate is melted you can turn off the heat.
Add your raisins and stir to coat evenly. Finally, scoop out the covered raisins onto your wax paper and allow to set. It will take 20 minutes to an hour depending on humidity, heat, etc. Share and enjoy!
If you don’t want to go through the mess or hassle of making your own, you can always order something raisiny delicious from Drexelius Chocolates. Suggestion: Claudio Corallo’s decadent Ubric bar, which has plump raisins infused with a special cherry distallate by Vittorio Gianni Capovilla. Order it now by clicking on the photo below and savor this critically acclaimed chocolate for yourself!
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