Chocolate-Raspberry Truffles

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photo by Randi B. photo by Randi B.
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Ready In:
5hrs 10mins
Ingredients:
6
Yields:
40 truffles
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ingredients

  • 12 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces best-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 cup butter, cut into bits and softened
  • 12 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons Chambord raspberry liquor (raspberry liqueur)
  • 12 cup sifted unsweetened cocoa
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directions

  • 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.

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Reviews

  1. 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!
     
  2. rusticgirl
    Fantastic! I only used raspberry jam, not liquor since I didn't have any, and it still turned out fine. Not as raspberry-ish as I would've liked, but still fab. I'll be making these again this year for the hols. I'll have to be mindful this time to make the balls smaller - they are very rich. Delicious and easy!!
     
  3. lollipoplane
    YUM!!! Delicious...and quite easy. I did heat the jam jut a tad based on the other posts....covered some in cocoa and the rest in chocolate. Also used watkins raspberry extract instead of the liquor since I already had it...<br/><br/>Thanks for the great recipe!
     
  4. Aundav
    Absolutely delicious & easy - the greatest combination!
     
  5. Dying2Live
    Amazing! I substituted Raspberry Extract for the liquer as I am giving them as gifts and some of the people on my list are devout non drinkers and I feel better about my kids eating them as well! Also it is much more economical for me to buy a small bottle of extract over a bottle of liquer that I most likely would never use. <br/>I would reccomend adding the butter and jelly right away, or heating your jelly before adding it as I hard to heat the mixture up a bit to get the jelly to mix in all of the way. I also covered mine in Chocolate Bark as I thought that may hold up better to shipping as the filling was very soft.
     
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Tweaks

  1. SweetsLady
    Wonderful truffles! I used 1 t of raspberry flavoring instead of the liquor and used sugar free jam. They were a little softer probably than the regular ones, but they taste great! :) Thanks, Evelyn!
     
  2. Aroostook
    Wow!! Just finished putting these little hummers on my holiday goodie tray!! Instead of the raspberry liquor, we used a bit more raspberry jam and a tsp of cherry flavoring. The raspberry flavor was perfect even with this tweak. This truffle has a subtle lingering aftertaste that's perfect. Thanks for posting!! =)
     

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