Decadent Hand-Crafted Gourmet Chocolate Raspberry Truffles with 5 ingredients and super easy to make.
The deep chocolate taste with hints of raspberry is nestled into each splendid bite!
Is it Raspberry Chocolate Truffles or Chocolate Raspberry Truffles?
Every time I make this I provide myself with the fantastic debate is it raspberry chocolate truffles or chocolate raspberry truffles?
It’s really a tough call because you can alter the ingredients a bit to flavor win this debate almost either way!
In fact, each bite will enthrall your taste buds which in turn will beckon you to try yet another.
As far as chocolate confectionaries go, this combination is definitely incredible.
Dark, delicious chocolate cocoa on the exterior and a sumptuous ganache on the inside, blend impeccably to arrive at bliss!
These gourmet chocolate raspberry truffles are each lovingly made-at-home with ease.
Really, these are chocolate-lovers dreams come true!Jump to Recipe
Hand-Crafted Gourmet Chocolate Truffles with Raspberry
As I was alluding to above there can be a debate as to which type of truffle you are preparing and tasting, but, I will say that no matter what, they are awesome and very giftable.
The hand-crafted gourmet chocolate truffles with raspberry offer a base of basic ingredients, yet are exploding with a deep rich flavor.
Also, you won’t need a lot of time to make a batch of truffles either.
I used some dried raspberries to create the flavor and a light crisp crunch on the interior but you could always serve dipped in chocolate with a raspberry sauce placed atop right before sharing.
Naturally, if you just want to enjoy the gourmet flavored truffles you can simply create the deep rich chocolate ganache balls, and just dress them with a dusting of cocoa and a quick dot of a pink ganache.
Ganache drip is something I use often and you can find the recipe here, and change the colors to make it more Valentine’s or Halloween or holiday season.
Chocolate coated raspberry chocolate truffles
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I want to quickly discuss what I was sharing a bit more.
Yes, these are essentially ganache-coated raspberry chocolate truffles, but, you can make them so much more with so little effort.
For me, just the dusting of cocoa was not enough.
I wanted to enrobe the gourmet flavored truffles with a bit more and I accomplished that with an exterior of ganache as well, or you can simply use melting chocolate for dipping.
Chocolate Raspberry Truffles.
Candy-making can be an art, but making these simple truffles is not hard.
NO matter how you roll them, they end up tasting great.
You will master the art of truffle making in a few short steps and in about 1 1/2 hours (and most of that is refrigeration time)!
Of course, to really understand the simplicity and the rich chocolate flavor, you’ll have to make it and try to believe it!
Do you love sweet and salty? Try these hand-dipped chocolate-covered pretzels.
Tools For Making Gourmet Chocolate Rasberry Truffles
I’ll be very clear when I state; you don’t need a lot of funky tools to make this recipe.
Pretty much, it’s a measuring cup, a pot, a wooden spoon, and preferably a silicone mat.
These Peanut Butter Cups are so good and simple to make, you might want to try these chocolate confections as well!
Chocolate coated raspberry chocolate truffles and timing
First, you do need to know that you will be melting chocolate to create the truffles.
What this means to you is that you will need to set a small slot of time aside in order to watch this happen.
If you put the chocolate on the stove and walk away, chances are that it will burn.
Melting and combining ingredients are the most crucial part of this recipe.
Consistent heat, and a ‘watched pot’ are imperative.
I often find it so inconsistent in theory as the saying goes, a watched pot never boils’ however this pot must be watched.
Do you love chocolate-covered nut clusters? Then try my simple recipe for Cashew and Almond Nut Clusters.
Raspberry chocolate Truffles are Rich and Decadent but…
If you skimp on the ingredient quality you will not yield raspberry chocolate truffles that are rich and decadent.
If you use cheap chocolate, these will not taste good.
In fact, a few simple ingredients need to be used in order to craft gourmet chocolate raspberry truffles.
Splurge on your ingredients, because these are still way less expensive than purchasing such.
Refrigeration is a must, don’t skip on the process or you won’t yield raspberry chocolate truffles that are rich and decadent.
So when the directions share to ‘refrigerate’ do such.
You can’t roll mush, nor do you want to speed through the process.
Patience is your best friend.
Additionally, if you are in and out of your refrigerator, you need to NOT do that while these are cooling.
Keeping the doors closed on the refrigerator allows the appliance to keep a consistent temperature and not lose cooling.
By the way, I will share a secret with you in the recipe, because there is some true nonsense going around about chocolate.
So, read on, grab the recipe and follow it, you will LOVE these I am sure!
The Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Recipe that’s so easy!
Gourmet Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
- 10 Ounces of Rich Dark Chocolate 60% or higher cocoa for rich, pure chocolate flavor Don’t SKIMP!
- 1/4 C Heavy Whipping Cream
- A Pinch of Salt 1/4 tsp no more
- 1/4 C Dried Raspberries crushed
- 1/2 C Unsweetened Dutch Cocoa Powder
- 2 0 Z of Melted Chocolate For drizzling –
- If you intend to dip them you will need much more.
- Prepare your working space with everything you will need.
- Layout a silicone mat (optionally parchment paper).
- Make sure you have a spoon to stir.
- Additionally, a container to place the freshly made ganache into for refrigeration after preparation.
- Also, set up your cocoa powder for dipping and set it aside.
- Then crush your raspberries and place them in a measuring cup as well, then set aside.
- You can pull out a tablespoon or you can use a cookie scoop (2 oz) for the biggest truffles. *Note below
- Additionally, measure your heavy whipping cream and place it in the pot.
- Measure out your chocolate, ( I use a scale, but if you have bought exactly 10 oz, then you are golden!)
- Add your chocolates to the heavy whipping cream that you have already placed in your saucepot.
- HOT TIP: I don’t shred my chocolate, I put it in as is, it will melt no matter HOW you do it, it might just take a few minutes more. Don’t make extra work!
- Heat set to melt this is medium-low, not higher.
- You don’t want to scorch this chocolate.
- Additionally, you will stay with the pot, and stir constantly without exception.
- Please note, this chocolate mixture should NOT come to a boil.
- Once you see the chocolate is beginning to melt, remove it from the heat and continue to stir as the chocolate will continue to melt as you stir.
- Then, you will transfer this to the refrigerator, and I suggest taking it out of the pot and into a heatproof container, before placing it in the refrigerator.
- Leave this in the refrigerator for one hour, it needs to ‘solidify’ but not really.
- Once an hour has passed, your chocolate should be more solid.
- I always test my chocolate when I bring it out, if it is able to be scooped and not ‘wet’ I move on with the process below. However, if it is harder to scoop, I let the mixture rest for about 15 minutes to lightly soften then I proceed.
- Remove the truffle mixture from the refrigerator.
- Using a cookie scoop, capture the firmer ganache and drop the ball into the raspberries.
- Smash it a bit to capture the dried raspberries.
- Next, Remove from the raspberries and roll them into a firm ball.
- Then drop into the cocoa and swirl the cup to coat with cocoa.
- Remove the ball from cocoa with a fork to silicon mat or parchment paper.
- Repeat the entire process until all mixture is used.
- If you choose to liven up the covered truffle, drizzle with melted chocolate.
- Following the directions on the chocolate to melt.
- Use fork tines to drizzle.
- Or make dots atop each.
- Enjoy. ~ Dana XO
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