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Cow Pies Recipe

Cow Pies

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"This chocolate confection is easily popped in the mouth and will melt away, leaving you with a chocolate memory that will need to be revived ...with another!"

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  1. In the top pot of a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and shortening over simmering water in the bottom pot.. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in raisins and almonds.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment. Chill until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 28, 2010

I absolutely love these. They were so simple to make. I didn't have any raisins though so I doubled up on the nuts ( which by the way I used Honey Roasted Peanuts). That's all I had handy... but ya know they came out great. They tasted awesome!!!! I would defnitely make these again and again!!!! A+ to the person that submitted this recipe :[]

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 04, 2012

we found these just too sweet with the milk chocolate - and i even added more raisins and almonds. easy to make, though.


24 Ratings

Feb 05, 2004

These turned out really well, and couldn't be any easier to make. The chocolate didn't pool on the bottom, which happens to me a lot with this type of candy. They look very professional and pretty. And taste great! The only problem is that they melt awfully fast in your hand. I'm sure a more experienced candy maker would know how to resolve that.

Dec 06, 2010

I have made these with craisins, dried blueberries and chopped dried cherries. Have never been disappointed!

Apr 14, 2011

This was SO easy to make! I needed something fast and easy for a potluck party. I followed the directions exactly except I only had walnuts. So with walnuts, raisins, it was GREAT. I used the Barefoot Contessa's trick and added 1 teaspoon of instant coffee to brighten the chocolate flavor...this was amazing. I almost didn't want to share! Thanks for the GREAT recipe!

Jan 06, 2009

These are great and very simple. My husband was wary of them, but I was curious, so I went ahead and tried it. He loves them! I had to use honey roasted peanuts since that is all I had, and they actually worked. I did not chop the peanuts, and some parts of the treat are hard to bite into, so if you have the time or are making them for a party, I would go ahead and break them down just a little for ease. But for us, it was fine.

Feb 05, 2004

A wonderful homemade treat for chocoholics. These are really yummy, Noel. But why save them for Christmas. To a chocoholic, these would be good annyyytiiimmmeee! Thanks for sharing.

Dec 23, 2010

This recipe is wonderful, easy, and fast to make. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins and they were delicious. The name, however, could use some work. My brother and I decided that we didn't want to tell people that they were called "cow pies" thus draw up such an image in their heads. Instead, we called them "Bonzai". Much more appetizing.


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  • Calories
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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