I always eat lunch with my boys when I volunteer at school. The boys take their lunches but like to go through the lunch line to get a cold milk and another fruit if it strikes their fancy. I walked through the line with my twins and saw that one of the fruit choices for the day was sour raisins. I had never heard of them before, have you? Without hesitation, both of them grabbed the little boxes of sour dried fruit.
Their little fingers could not wait to open and taste the new fruit choice! The sour raisins were liked. I came home and immediately made my version of them. They twins loved them.
I haven’t stored them yet, what wasn’t eaten yesterday was sent with lunches today. A little treat at the end of their lunch of pretzels, crackers, cheese, carrots, ranch and fresh fruit. I’m sure they enjoyed it!
This recipe is for 1 cup, you will want to at least double this recipe. I bought the citric acid at a Whole Foods Store. I tried using the citric acid only and it was too sour for us. The sugar added just the right balance of sweet and sour. You could also use dry flavored gelatin for different tastes.
*Update…I just asked the boys about their lunch and one of the twins said his little girlfriend ate all of his sour raisins. I guess they were okay.
- 3 Tablespoons sugar, less if you want them really sour
- 1/4 teaspoon citric acid
- 1 cup raisins
What to do
Mix sugar and citric acid together. Toss in raisins to coat. I put them on wax paper and separated them.
I am going to make the whole box next time and package in Halloween themed bags.