Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles for Valentine's Day

Since my last post was something so different, I thought it would be best to go with something more traditional for my second Valentine's Day post of 2015.

These raspberry truffles are a no brainer for Valentine's Day. I just added some raspberry flavor oil to my favorite chocolate truffle recipe.

To decorate the truffles, I pulled out every sprinkle, colored sugar, nonpareils that I had in Valentine's colors or theme (lips and XOs!) and mixed them together in a small bowl.

Once these truffles are rolled in Valentine's themed edible decorations and placed in a little paper cup, they are the perfect way to say "I Love You" choco-raspberry style.

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

  • 8 ounces of semi sweet good quality chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3-4 drops raspberry flavor oil
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles, non pareils, quinns ,etc.

  • Place the chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the butter and heavy cream over medium heat until just boiling.
  • Remove the pan from the stove and slowly pour the mixture over the chocolate chips.
  • Let stand a minutes, then whisk to combine the liquid with the melted chocolate chips.
  • Whisk in the raspberry flavor oil.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or until mixture become firm.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the edible decorations.
  • Remove the truffle mixture from the refrigerator and use a teaspoon or melon baller to portion out the truffles.
  • Roll each truffle between your hands to make it round and place in the bowl with the edible decoration mix.
  • Roll the truffle in the mixture, place in a decorative paper cup and set aside on a separate plate.
  • Repeat until you have used up all the raspberry chocolate truffle mixture.
  • Place the plate with the finished truffles in the refrigerator until ready to serve or box them up and give to someone you love or want to impress.

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