In the United States, this candy is so famous that on March 24 they celebrate Chocolate Covered Raisins Day.
Chocolate covered raisins are a very simple snack to make at home, and that you can prepare with dark or milk chocolate.
This delicious bauble, which takes us back to the disappeared Miramar de Savoy, which brought a divine combination of raisins, hazelnuts, almonds, candied fruits and roasted peanuts covered in chocolate, was made famous in 1927 by the American chocolate company The Bluementhal with its product Raisinets.
In the movie theaters of the United States and Canada it is a tradition to eat Raisinets together with popcorns, just as it was the Miramar in Venezuela at the time.
But in recent years, more chocolate brands have added this sweet combination to their production line, such as the Venezuelan St. Moritz.
Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
Chocolate Covered Raisin Day is a celebration that was created in the States to enjoy these healthy snacks that has been adopted in other places.
- 1 cup raisins
- ¾ cup of butter
- 1 cup muscovado (or brown) sugar
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix the butter with the sugar in a small bowl and cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until you get a smooth caramel.
Add to the raisins and add the chocolate pieces until melted and mixed with the raisins, forming a single mass. Let cool or cut into squares. Store it in an airtight container.