Homemade Chocolate Covered Raisins that are vegan and have no refined sugar. Made with just a few simple ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Chocolate covered raisins, seems people either love them or hate them. I'm definitely in the camp that loves them. Sweet, chewy, and coated in chocolate. Yum! So, of course I was a huge fan of Raisinets as a kid, my husband on the either hand was definitely not. He was the kid who'd suck all the chocolate off the raisin and then spit it out. Fortunately, things change-he came around to raisins, we went vegan (best decision ever!) so no more Raisinets, but now I have this super tasty and simple vegan version of one of my favorite candies. And all three kids love chocolate covered raisins too so the whole family enjoys this treat!
Admittedly, these chocolate covered raisins are not the most photogenic food out there, but what they lack in visual aesthetic, they definitely make up for in taste. I promise.
There are some pre made vegan options out there, but really there's no need for store bought when these chocolate covered raisins are so simple to make. You need just 4 ingredients - cocoa powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, and raisins. That's it, no weird or hard to find ingredients or fancy equipment needed!
Start by combining the cocoa, oil, and syrup together until smooth and chocolatey like below. You don't even need a whisk, a fork works too. Stir in the raisins to coat, spread on a sheet pan, pop in the fridge to set the chocolate, and you're done. Super simple and very delicious.
The one note for this recipe is these raisins melt easily and need to be refrigerated until ready to eat and then expect some serious finger licking to go on!
I have a super fun recipe using these chocolate raisins coming up Thursday so be on the look out for that and try not to eat all the raisins before then 😉
If you do try this recipe, let me know how it turns out! Leave a comment below or snap a pic and tag it @weelittlevegans on Instagram so I’ll be sure to see it!
Vegan Chocolate Covered Raisins
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
- 3 tablespoon maple syrup, room temperature
- 2 cups raisins
- Line a small sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a bowl, combine cocoa powder, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Whisk to thoroughly incorporate. Mixture should be a liquid.
- Add raisins to chocolate. Make sure there are no large clumps. Stir to coat well.
- Spread raisins in a single layer on lined sheet pan and place in the fridge to set chocolate, about 20 minutes.
- Transfer raisins to a container and store in the fridge.