- 2 cups (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped slivered almonds
- 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.
Reviews for Cow Pies Candy
"These are so delicious and easy to make. This recipe lends itself well to variations; sometimes I use dark chocolate chips and substitute walnuts for the almonds. So good and if you don't like raisins, leave them out, or try dried cherries or cranberries."
"Easy simple recipe and for the idiot that gave it one star just because she doesn't like raisins that is no reason to even give one star.Reviews are given when you make the recipe not just by your personal preference."
"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."
"sorry i dont like raisins"
"I meant to say I CHILL the candies on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet! Thank you all for your patience!"
"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"
"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"
"These are excellent! I didn't use the raisins, used 3/4 cup of coconut instead. Yummy! I did use semi-sweet chocolate as that is what I had on hand, but milk chocolate would certainly be better and that is what I am buying today to make another batch. I did take 1 cup whole almonds and chopped them a little, but they could also be left whole. And someone mentioned peanuts, I have had them that way too and yes, delicious!"
"These are excellent! I didn't use the raisins, used 3/4 cup of coconut instead. Yummy! I did use semi-sweet chocolate as that is what I had on hand, but milk chocolate would certainly be better and that is what I am buying today to make another batch. I did take 1/c whole almonds and chopped them a little, but they could also be left whole. And someone mentioned peanuts, I have had them that way too and yes, delicious!"
"Delish! We tested it out for my son's farm-themed birthday party. We used Wilton's candy and melted it in the micro for 2 minutes. No need for the shortening. Also, replaced the almonds with pecans we had in the house. Wonderful and Easy!"