This is a variation of our dark chocolate covered fruit bites base recipe. These dark chocolate covered raisin bites are a great midday pick-me-up or tasty after-dinner sweet treat. This recipe uses ingredients that are sweet, salty, and creamy – important elements of a satisfying treat!
Are dark chocolate covered raisins healthy?
For sure! We are big dark chocolate fans here at To Taste, so this recipe is a great way to incorporate that love of chocolate with some healthy fat, fiber, and protein. We think that these fruit bites taste way better than store bought dark chocolate raisinets, plus, they’re much healthier too! The featured ingredients in this dark chocolate covered raisins recipe are raisins, peanut butter, and dark chocolate.
Raisins contain carbohydrates, vitamins, and antioxidants – all important nutrients for a healthy body. For optimal nutrition, choose unsweetened varieties.
Peanut butter contains plant-based protein and healthy fats. These nutrients help you feel satisfied. Choose natural versions with as few ingredients as possible (i.e. just peanuts and salt).
Cocoa is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The darker, the better. You receive the most nutritional benefits by consuming dark chocolate with more than 70% cocoa solids.
To make the best dark chocolate covered raisins, we recommend using a food processor for this recipe, although a high speed blender may also work. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the processor or blender as you go.
The fruit and nut mixture gets quite sticky, so you may have to wash your hands a few times between rolling the fruit bites.
If the chocolate starts to solidify while dipping the fruit bites, simply reheat it in the microwave for ~30 seconds.
If using a microwave to melt the chocolate, heat in 30-60 second increments, stirring in between.
- Raisins: can use purple or golden raisins.
- Peanut Butter: can substitute any all-natural nut butter of your choice – almond, cashew, pecan, walnut, etc.
- Chocolate: use dark or semi-sweet chocolate for best flavor and nutrition. We don’t recommend using milk or white chocolate, as these are not generally healthy options. They could, however, be used as a decorative drizzle on top.
There are many ways that you can adapt this recipe to your taste. Feel free to add more of your favorite ingredients mixed in with the raisins or sprinkled on top. Coconut flakes, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, cocoa powder, and cinnamon could all be delicious additions.
Don’t like salty with your sweet? Simply leave off the flaky salt at the end!
Don’t have chocolate chips on hand? Try dusting the fruit bites in cocoa powder!
Want a vegan chocolate covered fruit recipe? Use vegan chocolate chips!
Want a nut-free chocolate bite? Use either sunflower or soynut butter, or leave out the nut butter. Add a little more water for best texture.
Ready to adapt this recipe to YOUR taste? Use our base recipe as a guide!
Store these dark chocolate covered raisin bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week for best quality. You may also store them in the freezer for up to one month; however, texture and flavor might be affected after thawing.
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These dark chocolate covered raisin bites are a great midday pick-me-up or tasty after-dinner sweet treat. This recipe uses ingredients that are sweet, salty, and creamy – important elements of a satisfying treat!
- 14 ounces raisins
- 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Flaky sea salt
In a food processor, combine raisins, peanut butter, and water. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula as needed.
Using a tablespoon, scoop mixture into your hands and roll into 1-inch balls. Place on a baking sheet or cutting board lined with parchment/wax paper or a silicon baking mat.
Melt chocolate over low heat in a small sauce pan or microwave in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals (stirring between each).
Using a fork, dip raisin bites in melted chocolate. Let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl, then place back on lined baking sheet or cutting board.
Sprinkle chocolate-covered raisin bites with flaky sea salt. Place in refrigerator until chocolate is set (~30 minutes). Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Enjoy!
If the chocolate gets too hard to continue dipping raisin bites, simply place it back in the microwave for ~30 seconds.