Petite Raisin Sweeties
Chocolate covered sweets with raisins and nuts.
- 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
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 (30% from fat); Total Fat 6g (sat 3g, mono 2g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 5mg; Protein 1g; Carbohydrate 29g; (Dietary Fiber <1g; Sugars 24g; ); Iron 0mg; Sodium 65mg; Calcium 9mg; Potassium 102mg
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