This chocolate confection is easily popped in the mouth and will melt away, leaving you with a chocolate memory that will need to be revived ...with another!

Noel
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In the top pot of a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and shortening over simmering water in the bottom pot.. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in raisins and almonds.

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  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

191.9 calories; 3 g protein; 23.8 g carbohydrates; 6.1 mg cholesterol; 0.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
I absolutely love these. They were so simple to make. I didn't have any raisins though so I doubled up on the nuts ( which by the way I used Honey Roasted Peanuts). That's all I had handy... but ya know they came out great. They tasted awesome!!!! I would defnitely make these again and again!!!! A to the person that submitted this recipe: Read More
(16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2012
we found these just too sweet with the milk chocolate - and i even added more raisins and almonds. easy to make though. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
I absolutely love these. They were so simple to make. I didn't have any raisins though so I doubled up on the nuts ( which by the way I used Honey Roasted Peanuts). That's all I had handy... but ya know they came out great. They tasted awesome!!!! I would defnitely make these again and again!!!! A to the person that submitted this recipe: Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
I absolutely love these. They were so simple to make. I didn't have any raisins though so I doubled up on the nuts ( which by the way I used Honey Roasted Peanuts). That's all I had handy... but ya know they came out great. They tasted awesome!!!! I would defnitely make these again and again!!!! A to the person that submitted this recipe: Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2004
These turned out really well and couldn't be any easier to make. The chocolate didn't pool on the bottom which happens to me a lot with this type of candy. They look very professional and pretty. And taste great! The only problem is that they melt awfully fast in your hand. I'm sure a more experienced candy maker would know how to resolve that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2010
I have made these with craisins dried blueberries and chopped dried cherries. Have never been disappointed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2011
This was SO easy to make! I needed something fast and easy for a potluck party. I followed the directions exactly except I only had walnuts. So with walnuts raisins it was GREAT. I used the Barefoot Contessa's trick and added 1 teaspoon of instant coffee to brighten the chocolate flavor...this was amazing. I almost didn't want to share! Thanks for the GREAT recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2004
A wonderful homemade treat for chocoholics. These are really yummy Noel. But why save them for Christmas. To a chocoholic these would be good annyyytiiimmmeee! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2009
These are great and very simple. My husband was wary of them but I was curious so I went ahead and tried it. He loves them! I had to use honey roasted peanuts since that is all I had and they actually worked. I did not chop the peanuts and some parts of the treat are hard to bite into so if you have the time or are making them for a party I would go ahead and break them down just a little for ease. But for us it was fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2004
A great quick simple dessert that everybody loves. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2010
This recipe is wonderful easy and fast to make. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins and they were delicious. The name however could use some work. My brother and I decided that we didn't want to tell people that they were called "cow pies" thus draw up such an image in their heads. Instead we called them "Bonzai". Much more appetizing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2011
These were easy (especially since I microwaved my chocolate to melt it instead of breaking out the steamy double-boiler) and tasty. I used pretzels and cheerios in place of the almonds. Next time would probably add more raisins but overall yummy enough to make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2012
we found these just too sweet with the milk chocolate - and i even added more raisins and almonds. easy to make though. Read More
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