About a week ago, Taylor bought some candy to give out to students for going to the board to answer questions. It’s two months before Halloween and the aisle is filled with candy. Naturally, I grab a bag of candy for myself, Raisinets, and begin taking in 1/4 cup of them to work each day. I decided it was a decent snack because raisins are good for you and eating that small amount of chocolate is better than whatever is sitting in the breakroom (last Friday: doughnuts). I already have two other snacks I take into work: almonds and bunny grahams. This is just something additional to have instead of the aforementioned breakroom food (last Wednesday: brownies).
I got to thinking – it’s chocolate covered almonds. How hard can that be to make myself? Turns out, it is very easy and consists of 3 ingredients.
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup raisins
Melt the chocolate and oil in a bowl in the microwave, stirring at 30 second intervals until melted. Add the raisins and spread in a pan that is covered with parchment paper. Stick in the freezer for 15 minutes and break up into small pieces. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
The 1/4 cup serving has about 150 calories and if that stops me from whatever is in the breakroom – last Tuesday, pizza – I think it’s a good caloric investment.