Drain the plain yogurt well. Wrap it in paper towels, put a weight on top, and leave to drain for a whole day.
Mix the raisins in evenly, leave for another day, and it's done (I used brown and yellow raisins in the top photo.)
Wrap small portions in plastic and leave for a day. The bites will harden into little desserts.
I used some cocoa powder on top of the yogurt morsels in the Step 3 photo, but cinnamon powder is good too. Try adding some rum to the yogurt. If you add one tablespoon of skim milk powder, the tartness of the yogurt will become mild.
Although it doesn't fit the recipe title, adding other dried fruits is delicious too. The version in the Step 5 photo has dried mango and orange peel.
This is great sandwiched between cookies, too. If you use it like this, make sure to drain the yogurt very well!
Story Behind this Recipe
I love raisin butter, but I can't help eating too much of it. If I use yogurt instead, I don't have to worry if my kids gorge themselves on it!! I made this with plain yogurt, and the result was thick and rich tasting.
Make sure to drain off the yogurt whey completely. You can adjust the amount of raisins, but the raisins absorb moisture from the yogurt, so the final texture will differ if you add more or less than the recipe. Other dried fruits are delicious in this too. You can omit the salt if you prefer.