Cow Pies Candy Recipe

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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

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

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped slivered almonds
  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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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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maggieandjack User ID: 5719430 2592
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"Also made with peanuts...yummy! easy, too."

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HeatherBresslaw User ID: 4385521 7767
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

"Wow, easy and delicious! My husband says better than Cadbury's Fruit and Nut!"

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