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Red Velvet Raspberry Truffles

Surprise your Valentine with a beribboned box of homemade red velvet chocolate truffles with luscious raspberry flavor.

Ingredients
Serves:
Directions
25 mins Prep time
25 mins Prep time
Cook time
  • Melt 8 ounces of the chocolate as directed on package. Beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, food color and raspberry extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth. Add melted chocolate; beat until well mixed. Cover. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until firm.

  • Shape into 24 (about 3/4-inch) balls. Place on wax paper-lined tray. Refrigerate until ready to dip.

  • Coat only 12 truffles at a time. Melt 4 ounces of the remaining chocolate in small microwavable bowl on MEDIUM (50% power) 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Using a fork, dip 1 truffle at a time into the chocolate. Tap back of fork 2 or 3 times against edge of dish to allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place truffles on wax paper-lined tray. (If there are any “bald” spots on truffle, cover with melted chocolate that remains on the fork.) Repeat with remaining 4 ounces chocolate and remaining truffles.

  • Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Store truffles between layers of wax paper in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tips:

  • When dipping the truffles, do so in 2 batches (as directed above in Step 3) as the coldness of the truffles may cause the melted chocolate to harden.

 

  • To decorate, sprinkle truffles with colorful sprinkles immediately after dipping in semi-sweet chocolate. The sprinkles will adhere to the truffles as the chocolate coating sets in the refrigerator. Or, decorate truffles with white chocolate. Refrigerate truffles as directed. Melt white chocolate as directed on package. Use a fork to drizzle white chocolate over truffles. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until white chocolate is set.

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Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 247Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Sodium: 36mgProtein: 3g
  • Total Fat: 15gFiber: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g

Ratings & Reviews: 2

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Comments

  • Nika on 04/26/2014

    These are my best hit with my friends and they all can't believe these are homemade. Also great for appetizers for an event.

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  • Jennifer on 02/13/2014

    Yummy it is just that simply

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