Saturday, August 20, 2011


Posted by - Rena

I know, I know... you're thinking that making Raisinets is a cop out. You'd be wrong.

I have a very bad relationship with melting chocolate. I've done it once successfully and all the other times ended in disaster or as a messy clump of hard chocolate. I was thinking about all the yummy candy bars I love including Twix, Mounds, Baby Ruth and decided that I couldn't be left alone in an apartment with a whole batch. It's still summer and I still have no will power. Raisinets seemed like a good compromise. I went to my local Fairway to find chocolate and raisins but they didn't have any dark raisins! They had golden raisins and some funky raisin I had never heard of but I didn't want to risk it. I wound up getting dried cranberries.

With two ingredients I couldn't possibly fail but in the end, I have a large clump of chocolate covered cranberries. They are delicious but I didn't managed to get individual pieces. I'm not sure if that's even possible without hours of work (or maybe some technique) but they do taste like Raisinets and I melted the chocolate with ease. Any excuse to bust out my $5 green 1970's double boiler!

and this is where I gave up shredding the chocolate and threw the whole chunk in the boiler


Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

Nice attempt! Glad it taste good. Not sure why you had trouble. You should easily be able to make separate pieces.

Rena said...

I wound up putting the whole chunk in a plastic ziploc and broke it up into smaller pieces. It's all gone already. :)

thecraftypepper said...

I love your double broiler! I am glad they at least tasted good.