Many of you may scoff, but Raisinets used to be my movie candy of choice.
While my parents favored confections like Milk Duds and Sugar Babies, I would be downing the Raisinets like there was no tomorrow. I used to even buy a box when I rented a movie. I was bewitched!
I wanted to pay homage to my candy obsession by making it into a raw truffle, primarily highlighting the flavors of the chocolate and the raisins. Paired with oats and pecans, these soft, delicious bites have been my go-to snack-slash-dessert as of late. The California Grapevine crooners would be so proud.
- 6 T. oats
- 3/4 c. pecans
- 3/4 c. raisins packed (use fresh, room temperature raisins, as they will blend the best)
- 1/4 c. cocoa powder
- 1/4 t. sea salt
- 2-4 t. coconut oil melted, as needed
- In your food processor, grind the oats into a flour.
- Add the pecans, and process them with the oat flour just until they are a meal consistency.
- Add in the raisins, cocoa, salt, and two teaspoons of coconut oil.
- Process until well combined.
- Try to form a ball from the dough. If it appears to not be sticking together well, add one to two more teaspoons of coconut oil as needed to create a sticky dough.
- Form one to two inch-sized balls from the dough (I made about 12).
- Refrigerate the truffles for a bit until set.
- Enjoy! Keep the truffles in the fridge for best results.
Nutrition facts are based on using three teaspoons of coconut oil. Weight Watchers points (new system): 3
I know raisins can be quite polarizing, but I’d wager these might win over the most adamant hater…
I like to make a big batch of these and snack on them throughout the week. They make a great whole food, sugar-free treat!
What’s your favorite movie candy?
Aside from Raisinets, I also really liked Hot Tamales and Junior Mints. 😀
Shared with: Healthy Vegan Friday