Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sweet Treat- Chocolate Covered Raisins

Hi everybody!   Happy almost TGIF!  AND it's almost TGIF of a LONG WEEKEND!  Woot woot!!   Just a quickie post about my brand new favorite sweet treat!  I got inspired to make some chocolate covered raisins the other day (remember having those chemical-laden ones as a kid?!...gross). 

Check it out!

















They look pretty good, no?  All I did was melt a square of Trader Joe's dark chocolate with a pinch of coconut oil over the stove (you could use the microwave if you wanted), and threw in a handful of raisins.  Stir stir stir and plopped on some aluminum foil.  I stuck them in the freezer to harden for a minute or two, and devoured them in about the same amount of time.  Brenton didn't like that I used dark chocolate.  He said "Eww... that's that bitter chocolate you eat.  Milk would be much better".  and then continued to eat a few more (hahaha)

Did you win anything on Angela's Shop 4 A Cause yesterday??  I was out-bid at the veeeeery last second!!!  Just when I thought I was going to win- BANG!- a higher bid.  Oh well.  She raised a TON of money for Cancer research, and THAT'S what's most important.

Any big plans for the long weekend?  I have some teaching to do on Saturday, and then I think we're going to go to the cemetery and then take a walk at Highbanks Metro Park to enjoy the weather a little bit. Then on Sunday I think we're having a BBQ cookout at my brother and sister-in-law's house... thinking of making BBQ Tempeh 'Ribs' and grilled veggies.  We'll see what inspires me!!  My goal for my day off on Monday is to do as little 'work' as possible and really enjoy the day.  (I say that now, but you KNOW I'll be knee deep in laundry or something)

Have a fantastic-o Thursday!!

2 comments:

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

freaking genius!

if you like coconut oil and choc (sorry to link drop but you have to make this!)

http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2010/02/raw-vegan-coconut-oil-chocolate-mailbox.html

and i will make your raisins after i am unpacked in the new house...YUM

Annie D. said...

Averie-

Thanks! I know, it was kinda trial and error with the raisins. I tried them without the coconut oil and they came out ok... but not as smooth as I had hoped. So I thought "hmm... how do I make these better.... let's try this!" Super smooth!

THANKS for posting the chocolate recipe- it looks DE-LISH!!!