Raisin-oni (Chocolate Raisin Clusters)

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
about 16 to 20 clusters
Level:
Easy

Directions
  • For the simple syrup:
    2 cups sugar
    1 cup water

     
    8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips or chopped bar chocolate
    3 tablespoons simple syrup
    1 1/2 to 2 cups raisins
    1 tablespoon water
     

  • For the simple syrup: In a saucepan bring 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, stirring, and boil until sugar is completely dissolved.

     
    Cool syrup.
     
    For the Raisin-oni: Combine chocolate and simple syrup in a heat-proof bowl. Microwave for 1 minute 15 seconds, remove from microwave and stir to smooth consistency. Add raisins and 1 tablespoon water to the bowl and mix to completely cover all raisins. Using a spoon or small ice-cream scoop, scoop out raisins into clusters onto a waxed paper lined sheet pan. Once all RAISIN-ONI are formed, cover them with a sheet of waxed paper and plastic wrap, place in refrigerator and chill until firm.


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