Homemade Raisin Newtons

5 from 1 review

A homemade version of a favorite childhood snack!


  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 cups California Raisins
  • 1.5 cups hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, nut butter, honey, vanilla and egg and mix well.
  3. Stir in the cinnamon, baking soda and flour and stir until combined.
  4. Freeze for 45 minutes or refrigerate for 2 hours until dough is well chilled.
  5. Put California Raisins in a small bowl and cover with hot water.
  6. Let sit for 20 minutes, drain water and transfer to a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth and set aside.
  7. Divide dough in half, leaving one half to chill while you work with the other half.
  8. On a piece of parchment paper, roll into a long rectangle, approximately 5 inches wide, using additional flour as necessary to prevent sticking to the rolling pin.
  9. Trim the edges so you have a neat rectangle.
  10. Spoon half the raisin paste down the middle of the rectangle.
  11. Lift one side of the parchment paper and fold dough in towards the middle, using your fingers to gently peel the edge of the dough off the paper.
  12. Repeat with the other side.
  13. Transfer dough log to the fridge to chill while you repeat these steps with the other half of the dough.
  14. Cut into newton-sized pieces (I got about 8 per log).
  15. Flip onto baking sheet so the seam is face down and peel off parchment paper off the top. Separate newtons slightly to bake.
  16. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  17. Let cool completely.
  18. Bake