Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoon vanilla or rum extract
  • 1 Pound powdered sugar
  • 2 Cups California golden raisins
  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla

Procedure

Beat butter, corn syrup, salt and extract together until creamy. Mix in sugar, 1 cup at a time, until mixture thickens. Then, using hands, mix in raisins, nuts and remaining sugar. Knead on board sprinkled with powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Shape into 1-inch balls and chill thoroughly.

To finish, melt chocolate, corn syrup and water together over hot water, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla; remove from hot water, and drop in chilled balls, one at a time. Remove with fork and place on waxed paper, swirling tops. Let set.

Note: Omit Chocolate Coating and roll in sifted powdered sugar, finely chopped walnuts or salted peanuts. Chill and store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 30%); Total Fat 6 ( Saturated Fat 3; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 5; Sodium 65; Potassium 102; Total Carbohydrate 29; Dietary Fiber <1; Sugars 24; Protein 1; Calcium 9; Iron 0;

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