Cow Pats

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Home Made

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2011

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Yea, funny name! But that’s what I used to call them. They are actually peanut-raisin rock biscuits. You can replace the peanuts with cashew nuts or almonds.


  • 350 g (12 oz) milk or dark chocolate
  • 50 g (approx 2 oz/½ stick) butter
  • 125 g (4 oz/ cup) raisins
  • 125 g (4 oz/¾ cup) peanuts


Heat the chocolate and the butter over a bain-marie. Stir in the raisins and peanuts. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture on a large sheet of baking paper. Leave to dry and set in the refrigerator.

If you are in a decorative mood, you can melt a little white chocolate and with the help of a spoon run a thin trickle of white chocolate on the rocks. They will no longer look like cow pats, but perhaps that’s for the best.