Top Review by Randi B.
This was the first time I have ever made truffles as a Valentine's gift for my husband because he LOVES raspberry and chocolate. UNBELIEVABLE! I have a tip that I figured out as I was having a hard time with them melting in my hand while rolling (even though I left it in fridge overnight). I used a soft cold pack from the freezer and touched it with palms before rolling each one. Worked like a dream. The little bottle of Chambord was $3.99 and well worth it! I covered them in various toppings, including dipping them in chocolate. Those were the BEST ones! I will add pictures if I can figure it out!
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 12 ounces best-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1⁄4 cup butter, cut into bits and softened
- 1⁄2 cup seedless raspberry jam
- 2 tablespoons Chambord raspberry liquor (raspberry liqueur)
- 1⁄2 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa
Directions See How It's Made
- In a saucepan bring to the cream just to a boil over moderate heat and remove from heat.
- Add chocolate, stirring, until smooth.
- Let cool slightly and add butter, bit by bit, stirring until smooth.
- Stir in jam, Chambord and a pinch of salt and transfer to a bowl.
- Chill, covered, for 4 hours, or until firm.
- Form mixture by heaping teaspoons into balls and roll in cocoa powder.
- Chill on a baking sheet lined with wax paper for 1 hour, or until firm.
- Keep in an airtight container, chilled, for up to 2 weeks.