Raisin and Almond Rocky Road

Another semester is almost over, and needless to say I have been busy. I have only been cooking the basics lately and haven't had much time for creative cooking. I have actually been meaning to post this dessert recipe for a while but haven't had time to sit down and write out the recipe. These little rocky road candies are inspired by Nigella Lawson's from her book How to be a Domestic Goddess. In her recipe she uses brazil nuts and mini-marshmallows. I chose to use raisins instead of marshmallows because they are sweet and chewy still, but are less processed than marshmallows. You can use any dried fruit and nuts in these, of course.

Raisin and Almond Rocky Road
Printable Recipe

8 oz bittersweet or dark chocolate
3 oz raw almonds, coarsely chopped
3 oz raisins (I used a mix of golden and regular raisins)

1. Melt the chocolate in a metal or glass bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (do not let the water touch the bottom of the bowl).
2. Fold the almonds and raisins into the melted chocolate.
3. Drop the mixture by teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper. Leave to cool on the counter.

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