Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Truffles

Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Truffles are decadent bite-sized treats!

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Our kids have been doing lots of research lately.  My oldest daughter researches animal facts and my son researches Lego’s.  They love watching videos of kittens frolicking on YouTube or Legos’s being assembled.  All fun, all harmless and informative.

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But something happened recently that reminded us that we should always be near to monitor their searches.  All three kids were seated at the computer.  They started out innocently enough researching animals.  One search lead to another.  First it was biggest cat in the world, then biggest shark in the world.  They moved onto the biggest lizard in the world as well as the biggest ship in the world.

Rich and decadent raspberry mocha chocolate truffles. www.lemonsforlulu.com

The kid’s laughter and conversations were just background noise for my husband and myself.  But the subject matter turned and our ears perked up.  Out of the blue we hear “lets look up the biggest butt in the world.”  It was uttered in innocence.  I mean really, what kid doesn’t think “butts” are hilarious?   Adults are wiser of course and can sense the danger that awaits with such a search.  I start screaming for the kids to back away from the computer, my husband is shouting a warning that they will see things their young, tenders eyes are not ready to see!  It was total pandemonium!  My kids were knocking over chairs in their attempt to scatter, papers went flying and my dog hid for cover under the couch.  Thankfully the crisis was averted.

Decadent and rich raspberry mocha truffles. www.lemonsforlulu.com

Needless to say, child initiated research has been banned.  All research will be done by adults.  I actually thought I should research the biggest chocolate truffle in the world, but realized I don’t really care about the answer.  All I care about are THESE truffles and about how absolutely sinful they taste.  They have rich, fudgy chocolate, a hint of mocha and a swirl of raspberry.  I might need to go eat some more truffles….it’s all in the name of research of course!

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Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Truffles
 
Ingredients
  • 1 12 oz package semi sweet chocolate pieces
  • ⅓ cup whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoon raspberry jam
  • 2 teaspoons coffee extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles, cocoa powder or nuts
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan cook chocolate and whipping cream over low heat until chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and stir in raspberry jam and extracts. Beat mixture with a hand mixer on low speed until chocolate is smooth. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  3. Shape cold chocolate into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sprinkles.
  4. Store truffles in a single layer in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving

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19 Responses

  1. hahahahhahaha. That story is hilarious.
    In other news though, THESE TRUFFLES!!! Giiiirrrrl. They are gorgeous! And your photos are amazing! But seriously though… I kinda wonder what happens when you Google ‘biggest butt in the world’ …

    • Awe, thank you! I may have to do my own Google search when the kids aren’t around!

  2. These truffles look absolutely amazing! They don’t seem that hard to make either, so it will certainly be something I have to try. I’m drooling right now and the pictures certainly don’t help! Also, absolutely love the story with your kids, so funny!

    • They are the easiest dessert to make Felicia!! Thank you!

  3. Yummy. Great minds think a like we both had raspberry and chocolate on the brain.

  4. What a story!!! I’m laughing but I’m glad you caught it in time.
    Truffles are my happy place. I keep an “emergency” stash on hand at all times!

  5. Um, am I some kinda loser for still thinking the words ‘butt’ and ‘poop’ are funny? Haha, my entire family calls each other one or the other all the time! It’s our term of endearment, I suppose :) but I could toooootally see how searching either one of those on Google could lead to some pretty not-so-endearing photos or videos. Yikes! Same with searches of truffles since I’m pretty sure I’ve already found the best one here! LOVE your pictures too, Tanya!

  6. Haha I can just imagine hearing that as a parent and going for your kids like NOOOOOOOOOOOOO (in slow mo of course ;) These sound like a great flavor of truffles, raspberry and mocha..MMMM

  7. HA! I have to laugh because I can TOTALLY relate! One, my kids love doing iPad “research”….two, they think butts are the funniest things ever! What is up with kids….seriously!? I am dying over these delicious truffles….dangerously poppable, Tanya! (By the way – I LOVE your new look! Very classy & clean!)

    • I’m glad I’m not the only who has inquiring kids! You have to always have your eyes and ears open! Thank you Cathy!

  8. These look amazing! Bite size is always best for me when it comes to chocolate and who can resist a truffle! Thanks for sharing~

  9. These look amazing!
    Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps}
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