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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

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


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Katydidd76 User ID: 6995720 255211
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"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."

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RanchoDelux User ID: 7826894 214422
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."

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 11088
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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alysssssssaaaa User ID: 7511096 199738
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"sorry i dont like raisins"

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 6958
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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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 6071
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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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 6294
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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fishrgal User ID: 1182152 6161
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"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!"

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fishrgal User ID: 1182152 6949
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"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!"

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hpwexler User ID: 6839913 8230
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"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!"

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