Cow Pies Candy Recipe
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Cow Pies Candy Recipe

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A barnyard birthday party just wouldn't be complete without cow pies! The kids loved 'em once they got a taste of these yummy treats packed with raisins and almonds and covered in rich milk chocolate. —Karen Kenney, Harvard, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped slivered almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 199 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in raisins and almonds. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Chill until ready to serve. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cow Pies Candy in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 199 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

If you like Cadburry's Fruit and Nut candy, you will love these! This easy candy is a great change of pace. I used the microwave to melt the chips- stirring every 30 seconds. The raisins give these goodies an unexpected chewiness.

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

sorry i dont like raisins

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

I meant to say I CHILL the candies on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet! Thank you all for your patience!

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

A post script: I've given friends this candy, too! I like the fact that these candies are so simple to make! I DO shill the candies on waxed-paper-lined baking sheets and I use my trusty double boiler on my rangetop, rather than a microwave! This way, I can keep an eye on my chocolate candy base! I don't use almonds! But that IS an alternative-it is a key ingredient to these candies! DELOWENSTEIN

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

Actually, I have prepared this candy! I used 1 package of those chocolate Make & Mold Candy wafers which are sold in craft stores! I DID use the vegetable shortening! I also have used raisins or else substituted finely chopped candied cherries or crushed Starlites peppermint candy for the raisins & I've used about 1/2 cup roasted peanuts or up to 1 to 2 cups crushed potato chips or about 1/2 cup broken Utz's or Snyder's sour dough pretzel twists. I use this recipe for the holidays whenever I make candies for my colleagues at the local hospital where I volunteer! those candies are much enjoyed! thank you for sharing this recipe, Karen! DELowenstein

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