Any dried fruit works: cherries, blueberries, pineapple, etc. I stuck with raisins because after three stores those were literally the only dried fruit I could find without added sugar. And no one has time to keep searching at more than three stores! If you know of some dried blueberries or cherries without added sugar - Please Tell Me!!! For the chocolate chips, I use enjoy life chocolate chips because they are free of dairy and soy!