Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Raspberry Truffles

These were good. As in - don't make them unless you are taking them to a party or you will accidentally eat them all yourself good.  If you can imagine biting into a small ball of raspberry flavored chocolate ganache... that's basically what these taste like.  I didn't have any nuts to roll them in this go round, but would love to try them covered in almond bits as well as I think the crunch would just put them totally over the top.  Maybe do a tray with both....These are for sure going on the holiday "do" list.

Rasberry Truffles
Makes 20 1-inch truffles

Recipe from Amy Guittard
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (I used Guittard chips of course)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
1 tablespoon rum (optional, I did not add this)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or finely chopped toasted almonds (Shhhh, I used Nestles Quick...)
Combine all ingredients except cocoa powder/nuts in top of double boiler over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Chill at least 3 hours or until firm enough to handle.
Form into 1-inch balls, using scoop or teaspoon. Roll in cocoa until coated; refrigerate.
Note: To prepare using microwave, combine all ingredients except cocoa powder in small microwave-proof bowl. Heat at medium (50 percent) 2-3 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, then at 30-second intervals until mixture is smooth. Proceed as above.
Per serving: (1 truffle) 66 calories, 1g protein, 4g fat (3g saturated), 8g carbohydrate, 2mg sodium, 5mg cholesterol, 1g dietary fiber


  1. Those look absolutely D I V I N E!! YUM!!! Raspberry Truffles are a favorite around here. Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

  2. I love truffles....I make them a lot but I have never made Raspberry Truffles....sounds like a dream come true!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. WARNING! DO NOT MAKE THESE IF YOU HAVE TEENAGERS IN THE HOUSE! You won't be able to hide them well enough to have to share with friends!

  4. Hi Just wanted to say thank you so much for being so nice and thanking me for Liz's give away. You are so kind. These truffles look delish!!!