Coconut Covered Raisins: A Dairy Free “Yogurt” Covered Raisin

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It all started with a craving for yogurt covered raisins…

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I browsed through my pantry and pulled out a few ingredients.

|coconut butter|
|coconut oil|
|raw honey|

I melted the coconut butter, coconut oil, raw honey and vanilla together and poured the mixture over the raisins. I let the raisins cool and harden in the refrigerator.

I broke up the coconut coated raisin clumps into small pieces  for my two-year old and I to snack on. Delicious!

Coconut Covered Raisins

Heat coconut butter, coconut oil, raw honey and vanilla extract in a small sauce pan over low heat. Stir until all the ingredients are combined. Take of heat and pour over raisins. Mix well and allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes or until raisins soak up the coconut mixture. Spread raisins over a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place in refrigerator until cooled and hardened, about 30 minutes. Use a spatula to break up the coconut covered raisins. Serve and enjoy!

Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.


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19 comments… add one

  • gabriela March 28, 2012, 9:08 pm

    Good luck ,Great post,y love you!

  • Lisa @ Real Food Digest March 28, 2012, 9:31 pm

    What a great recipe!! I may try adding some cocoa powder for a chocolate version as well.

    • The Coconut Mama March 28, 2012, 10:04 pm

      I bet that would taste wonderful!

  • March 29, 2012, 3:57 am

    Very cool idea!

  • Kalinda March 29, 2012, 8:23 am

    Hi Coconut Mama,

    I couldn’t find a contact for you anywhere so I’m asking here. I write a weekly gluten-free, vegetarian recipe roundup. It goes out every Friday. The format is pretty basic: name of site, link to a specific recipe, and photo underneath. I plan to include these raisins this week. If it’s OK with you, I’d be happy to include a picture from the post. I think people are more interested in recipes if they can see a picture, but I always like to ask first.


  • Kitty March 29, 2012, 11:29 am

    what’s the difference between Coconut butter and coconut oil?

    • The Coconut Mama March 29, 2012, 6:28 pm

      Coconut butter is pureed whole coconut meat.

  • Erica March 30, 2012, 8:22 pm

    I just made these! Delicious! I added almonds, which were great tasting but not as coated as the raisins. These are pretty rich tasting so you don’t need to eat a lot. I think these would make a great homemade gift, super good.

  • Gabby @ the veggie nook March 31, 2012, 4:26 pm

    I loved yogurt covered raisins and I miss them so much sometimes. This is definitely bookmarked! Awesome idea :)

  • Jonathan April 2, 2012, 9:53 pm

    I’m really interested in trying this! How well does the recipe work without the coconut butter? (it’s a bit difficult to get here, plus I don’t have a food processor…)

    • The Coconut Mama April 3, 2012, 5:46 pm

      I’m not sure! I haven’t tried it without the coconut butter. Sorry I couldn’t help more :(

      • Jonathan April 8, 2012, 4:20 pm

        No problem! Come to think of it, using just coconut oil wouldn’t have been much better – no way to dissolve the honey then and just as pricey 😛

        I tried making a batch with a package of creamed coconut that I happened to find in my pantry, figuring it would be a pretty good substitute. And it works well – it’s just a bit difficult to get the honey and vanilla to mix properly. Damn tasty though. Will try again!

  • Shanna July 28, 2012, 11:43 pm

    I just made this but the coating didn’t melt down thin enough to make a coating, it was like a thick paste. I even added some extra coconut oil and it was still too thick. I mixed it into my raisins as best I could then kind of smashed it between two sheets of wax paper. Just put it in the fridge and I’m hoping for the best. Not sure what happened I followed the measurements exactly. The only thing I can think of is that it was the last of my coconut cream concentrate. Maybe the bottom of the jar was thicker?

    • Colleen July 29, 2015, 12:37 pm

      A similar thing happened with mine – the coating seized and some liquid separated out. It may have to do with the vanilla extract. I salvaged it by adding shredded coconut and chopped almonds. It became a delicious granola!

  • Krystal Caddow-Levine March 28, 2013, 5:11 pm

    Wow! These are rich! I also added almonds, didn’t coat the almonds as well as the raisins but still did the job. Kind of tastes like cookie dough.

  • Amy April 7, 2013, 7:54 pm

    Would this work with a different ‘butter’, such as sunbutter? I might try this.

  • Lolo2228 November 5, 2013, 12:10 pm

    Wayyy to sweet for me. Perhaps with a quarter the amount of vanilla would do.

  • Ginthemusicmama November 13, 2013, 4:05 pm

    If I don’t have coconut butter could I just use regular salted or unsalted butter?

  • Laima January 21, 2015, 3:26 am

    Sweet! It’s my very first alkaline dessert recipe I come across :) Next time I make this I will try to use a chocolate form to make it look like candy! Thanks for sharing!


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