Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles are an indulgent dessert with rich dark chocolate brightened up by fresh raspberries. This homemade treat is sophisticated and the perfect dessert to complete any meal. They are dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, sugar-free, and THM friendly.
Let me just tell you that combining fudgy chocolate with tangy raspberries is sure to have your taste buds singing! These truffles will please your sweet tooth, but they aren't overly rich.
They come together in around an hour, so you could even make them as a last-minute dessert. Take them to dinner parties, potlucks, or serve them to your sweetie for a romantic night at home.
I can almost guarantee if you take these dark chocolate raspberry truffles to a gathering, you are going to be nominated to bring them time and time again! It sounds like a win to me! If you love truffles make sure to get my Free Truffles Cheat Sheet which is a one page printable with 6 truffle recipes.
What You'll Need
A well-stocked keto-friendly pantry will most likely have all of these ingredients. Let's check out what you will need:
- Dark Chocolate - Reach for sugar-free dark chocolate when you are shopping. You'll want to pick something you like on its own because it's the key ingredient.
- Coconut Cream or Heavy Whipping Cream - Either cream will work well. Coconut cream is going to give a touch of coconut flavor, but it's not overwhelming.
- Raspberries - Fresh raspberries really stimulate your taste buds and give the truffles a lovely tart and sweet flavor.
- Powdered Erythritol - You can skip this if you want, but I think it adds a nice touch to the truffles.
How To Make Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
Step One: Place the chopped chocolate in a small heat-proof bowl along with the coconut cream.
Heat for 15 seconds and give it a quick stir. Microwave for an additional 15 seconds and stir again.
Expert Tip: You can also melt the chocolate and cream in a double boiler if you don't want to use a microwave.
Step Two: Place the chocolate mixture in the fridge for 20 minutes to allow it to thicken back up.
Step Three: Drop each of the raspberries into the chocolate and coat them. Put each truffle on waxed paper or parchment paper on a small baking sheet. Place in the fridge and chill for 30 minutes.
Step Four: After chilling the raspberry truffles, roll them in your hands to make them smooth. Then roll into powdered erythritol and serve.
For a more hands-off approach try my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bark. No need to form into balls!
Dark Chocolate Truffle Variations & Tips
- More Chocolate - If you want the truffles to be extra rich, roll them in cocoa powder. Make sure it's unsweetened, and you'll be good to go.
- Coconut is a nice touch - Chop up some unsweetened coconut, so it's really fine. Roll the truffle in the coconut. So delicious!
- Nuts - Chop some nuts like pecans or walnuts and roll the truffles in them. They add flavor and a nice crunch.
- Don't Skip Chilling - I know it's tempting to gobble them up right away, but chilling the raspberry truffles allows them to set up properly.
- Go For Fresh Fruit - Go for fresh raspberries and make sure they aren't wet when you start. Dry them with a damp paper towel if they have a lot of moisture. Frozen berries are too wet and can cause the chocolate to seize.
Can I Use Different Fruit?
Yep! Slice strawberries, use blackberries, or go with blueberries to add some variety. All of them will taste great with chocolate, and if you are serving a lot of people, it's fun to over several options.
If you'd like to use freeze dried raspberries instead you may but they will add a bit of a crunch to the truffles. They soften with storage but if you eat them right away they are crunchy.
How Do You Store Chocolate Truffles?
For best results, the truffles should be kept cold in the fridge. This will keep the chocolate from becoming too soft, and they are less messy to eat. Keep them in a sealed container and away. They can be kept at room temperature for short periods of time, but keep them away from heat, steam, and sunlight if you do.
Can I Give Truffles As A Gift?
Absolutely! Whoever you are giving the truffles to will love you for it. Place a few truffles in a cute little box with tissue paper. Add some ribbon and a card, and you have a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Or place them on a platter and cover with plastic wrap. You can go as simple or as extravagant as you want because the truffles themselves are a show-stopper.
- Add the chopped chocolate and coconut cream into a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds, stir. Microwave an additional 15 seconds, stir until smooth. (If you prefer, you may melt the chocolate and coconut cream in a double boiler).
- Refrigerate the chocolate mixture for 20 minutes or until thickened.
- Coat each raspberry into the melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper or parchment paper. Spread any remaining melted chocolate around each raspberry. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Gently roll the truffles between your hands until they are smooth. Roll in powdered erythritol, if desired.