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


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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 199 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein


  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

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"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."

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."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"sorry i dont like raisins"

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!"

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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