Chocolate Raisin Coconut Clusters

How do you make chocolate and coconut better? Add the energy-giving, naturally-sun-dried flavour of California Raisins to create a snack to stave off after-school hunger.
  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Yield12 clusters
  • Serving Size12
  • Energy180 cal


    • ½ cup granulated sugar
    • ¼ cup unsalted butter
    • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ¼ cup heavy or whipping (35%) cream
    • ¼ teaspoon + pinch ground cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup large-flake (old-fashioned) rolled oats
    • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
    • ¾ cup California raisins, divided



    Total Time: 15 min (+ 25 min standing time)  

    In medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine sugar, butter, cocoa powder, cream, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and salt; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla. Remove from heat.   

    Stir in oats and coconut until well combined. Fold in 1/2 cup raisins. Let cool slightly.  

    Scoop 2-tablespoon mounds and arrange on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Garnish with remaining raisins and dust with remaining cinnamon. Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes or until set and cooled completely. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.    

    Note: Substitute ground cinnamon with gingerbread spice or pumpkin pie spice for variation.

    • Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    • 12 servings per container
    • Serving Size12
    • Amount per serving
    • Calories180
    • % Daily Value*
    • Total Fat9 g11.54%
    • Saturated Fat6 g30%
    • Trans Fat0.2 g
    • Cholesterol15 mg5%
    • Sodium55 mg2.39%
    • Total Carbohydrate25 g9.09%
    • Dietary Fiber3 g10.71%
    • Total Sugars14 g
    • Protein2 g4%
    • Calcium20 mg1.54%
    • Iron1 mg5.56%
    • Potassium150 mg3.19%