Making homemade truffles is much easier than you might think, so it should seriously be something that everyone should have in their repertoire! These dark chocolate raspberry truffles are literally as simple as combining high quality chocolate, cocoa and raspberry jam.
There is just something about the combination of raspberries and chocolate that go so well together. I used a couple tablespoons of a good quality jam that I had on hand, but if you wanted to add a little texture to the truffles, you could easily throw in some chopped fresh raspberries before letting the mixture firm up in the fridge. Just imagine how amazingly fresh that would taste.
Or, you could even mix up the flavour completely — add your choice of fruit preserves, a splash of your favourite extract, or chopped nuts. If you get to work on these dark chocolate raspberry truffles now, they could be yours in about 2 hours!
Just be wary not to overheat the heavy cream. That is the secret to getting that smooth, creamy texture, otherwise your cream will curdle. Carefully watch the cream while heating on the stove or you risk burning it and having to start over.
These are so, so good. I’m only mad that I didn’t think to make them for Valentine’s Day! I won’t make the same mistake next year.