Mixed Raisin Candy
|Sugar||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Whipping cream||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||2 Tablespoon|
|Raisins||9 Ounce (1 Package)|
|Chopped pecans/Chopped walnuts||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Flaked coconut||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Semi-sweet chocolate morsels||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/4 Cup Plus 1 1/2 Teaspoons)|
Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; stir well.
Bring to a boil, stirring often, until mixture reaches soft ball stage (234°).
Remove from heat; cover and chill 1 to 2 hours.
Stir in raisins, pecans, and coconut; shape into 1-inch balls.
Combine chocolate and shortening in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts.
Place several candy balls in chocolate mixture; coat evenly.
Remove with a wooden pick or spoon, allowing excess chocolate to drain off.
Place on wax paper to cool.
Repeat procedure until all candy balls are coated.
Cover and store in refrigerator.