07 March 2012

Yogurt Covered Raisin Clusters ... V1


I am on the hunt for a more natural version of yogurt covered raisins.  After scouring through recipes that were not quite what I desired, I finally decided to try creating one on my own.

That is why this is labeled V1, aka Version 1.

Why I will try to refine it is because aesthetically it still looks kind of blah.  Taste-wise, this is quite yummy.  And that, is why I will share V1, and maybe get some suggestions from my fabulous blog readers to refine this recipe.  I have a few ideas up my sleeve as well.


The Shopping List:
  • 2 cups golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup agave sweetener
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
The Method:

In a bowl mix the raisins with powdered sugar until they are covered.  Set them to the side and a bring a small sauce pan up to medium heat.  Add in the Greek yogurt, agave sweetener, and honey to the pan and stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil, roughly 12-15 minutes.  Pull the sauce pan from heat and stir in the butter.

Add the raisins to the mixture.  Take a baking sheet and line it with wax paper.  Pour the raisin and yogurt mixture onto the sheet and spread them into clusters.  Allow them to cool and slightly harden overnight.