Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bet you didn't know today is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day!

Like peanut butter and jelly or milk and cookies, chocolate and raisins are one of food’s great pairs. The makers of Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins invite everyone to celebrate this mouth-watering marriage with delicious, original snack and dessert ideas for National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day.

Few things are as simple and delicious as the natural wholesome goodness of a plump, sun- drenched Sun-Maid California Raisin—America’s # 1 raisin—covered in the finest, creamiest, custom blended pure milk chocolate. This unbeatable combination can only be found in Sun-Maid? Milk Chocolate Raisins, the leading branded chocolate covered raisin in club stores and are a top item in movie theatres nationwide.

Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins are the perfect balance of goodness and delectability,” said Senior Brand Manager Lisa Eustic. “People enjoy them so much because they are delicious on their own, and can bring an ordinary recipe or snack idea to a whole new level. Visit our website for more delicious recipes and for a chance to win big by entering our “Naturally Irresistible” recipe contest.”

Sun-Maid Oatmeal-Milk Chocolate Raisin Cookies


1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 cup light brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins

Preparation: Heat oven to 375 degrees F. With electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in oats and milk chocolate raisins. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased or parchment lined baking sheets. Bake 15-18 minutes, let cool and serve!

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