Raisin-oni (Chocolate Raisin Clusters)

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: about 16 to 20 clusters
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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


  1. 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.   
  2. 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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