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.
Dark Chocolate Raisinet Truffles
- 6 T. oats
- ¾ c. pecans
- ¾ c. raisins packed (use fresh, room temperature raisins, as they will blend the best)
- ¼ c. cocoa powder
- ¼ 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.
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
I have been noticing a lot of oats used in 'raw' food items. Is this digestible?
I actually asked my local 'health food store' owner.....she looked horrified when I asked her if you could actually eat raw oats or raw oat flour.
Thanks for your help and advice. And what do you think could work as an alternative to this? D
I've never had any trouble with eating them raw, and I would assume the oat flour sold in stores is 'safe'. If you're really weary of it, maybe try buckwheat groats?
These look yum. I have pinned some of your great recipes for later!
Thanks Sandra! 😀 I hope you enjoy anything that you try!
These look and sound delicious. I will be trying them.
Well these truffles make my mouth water. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Gotta try this at home!
Gabby @ the veggie nook
Oh I am totally with you on the Raisinettes. Something about the combination of the 2 different sweetnesses of raisins and chocolate. I will have to try these 🙂
Katherine Natalia @ Green Thickies
Mmm yum, these look gorgeous. I adore truffles and I love the simple healthy ingredients list.
Yum Lauren! These look so good!
And girl, I am all about the popcorn at the movies! But I am a salty girl through and through. Not huge on the sweets (well, whole food sweets yes), but those traditional sugar laden sweets were always too much for me. Funny I know. I'm an anomaly. 🙂
Laura | My Little Gourmet
I used to always get Raisinets at the movies too. Haven't had them in a long time though since you can't really get them here in Germany so I will have to try out these truffles as a replacement! Thanks for the great idea!!
Thanks Laura! My husband traveled to Germany for the Army a while back and just loved it there. 🙂
Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
I second the Junior Mints! They are amazing. And I'm a huge fan of chocolate covered raisins, but I want them to be dark chocolate covered. I don't really like milk chocolate. 🙂
Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life
Junior mints! And snickers bars:) I've made these with dates, but not raisins ... I will make em this way next time. I'm craving some right now!
Could multi colored raisins be used, or are the regular black ones best for this?
Oh sure! The appearance would be the only thing affected. 🙂
I'm with you! Raisinets and Junior Mints! Yum!
Can't wait to try these!
Christina @ Pinch of Healthy
I'm not a big candy lover but I have always loved raisinets...will have to try this out!