Learn how to make white chocolate raspberry truffles the easy way with simple ingredients. This white chocolate raspberry truffles recipe makes a decadent treat any time of the year, but it’s especially fun to make these around Valentine’s Day. Box up a few with some dark chocolate raspberry truffles for a lovely, homemade gift idea. No bake raspberry truffles are a great activity in the kitchen that kids can join in with as well. Ready for the best recipe for white chocolate raspberry truffles? Let’s get started!
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My White Chocolate Raspberry Truffles Backstory
I’ve always loved the combination of white chocolate and raspberry flavors, as evidenced by my enjoyment of making white chocolate raspberry scones. I especially like easy, no bake white chocolate recipes. That’s not the whole story behind these truffles, though. Just as with my dark chocolate raspberry truffles, my fondness for chocolate truffle-making began long ago with a friend from high school. When my boys were young, my friend would come over to visit and we would experiment with fun recipes during the boys’ naptime. One of the experiments was a truffle recipe we had discovered. Most of the ingredients were easy to find, and the result was delicious. We made enough to give away and still had some left over for ourselves. For this recipe, I adjusted the ingredients slightly to incorporate white chocolate. Since seedless raspberry jam can sometimes be difficult to find, I made my own (get the recipe here). I also refined the dipping process by not requiring the use of a double boiler for melting the white dipping chocolate. See what you think!
Equipment for White Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
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As a gift, my friend brought a little gadget that I still use for truffle making. It’s a little scooper, size 100, that is the standard size used for scooping the balls of chocolate truffle filling. It’s not essential for truffle making, but it sure makes the shaping process easier, and the truffles all turn out the same size. Whenever I use this scooper, I think of my friend and those long-ago days of laughing our way through recipes that were new to us while the boys were napping.
Here are some other items you will want to have on hand for your truffle-making adventure.
1 cookie sheet (depending upon how closely you space the truffles, you may need another cookie sheet)
Ingredients for White Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
Most of these ingredients for these white chocolate raspberry truffles are easy to find at any grocery store. The one exception is the seedless raspberry jam. There are brands you can look for, but the jam can be rather expensive and difficult to find. If you are pressed for time, it is possible to find seedless raspberry jam in stores. Who makes seedless raspberry jam? You may be able to find seedless raspberry jam brands like Smucker’s brand seedless raspberry jam on the store shelf. Other brands you might be able to locate include Stonewall Kitchens and Knott’s Berry Farm brand.
Where can I buy seedless raspberry jam? I have found it at Winco Foods. You may also be able to find it at Walmart. You could also order it online. If you have a source of fresh or frozen raspberries, you could make your own. Here are all the ingredients you will need to make this recipe:
1 and 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
1/4 teaspoon raspberry extract (optional)
For coating the outside:
1 cup white chocolate chips or white chocolate bars broken into small chunks
2 teaspoons shortening (I use butter flavored Crisco)
Directions for White Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
How is a white chocolate truffle made? Here are the easy steps. Have fun!
In heavy-gauge saucepan, combine white chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
Stir in seedless raspberry jam. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 20 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with foil. Using the 100-sized scooper, drop scoops of the mixture onto the foil-lined baking sheet.
No scooper? No problem! You could also drop teaspoonsful of the mixture onto the baking sheet, then shape into balls. Freeze until firm.
How do you melt white chocolate for dipping? Here’s my favorite method. While truffles are freezing, heat water in a saucepan. Place a mixing bowl over the hot (not boiling) water. Melt the white chocolate chips and shortening, stirring until smooth.
Drop frozen truffles, one at a time, into the melted coating. Stir quickly to coat. Remove with a fork, shaking off excess coating.
Place coated truffles on the cookie sheet. Decorate with an optional topping like shaved chocolate, finely chopped nuts, or a contrasting color of chocolate drizzle. I happened to have a bit of raspberry dust from some dried raspberries on hand. See the note about making raspberry dust lower on down.
Chill coated chocolate truffles in the refrigerator until set. Store the white chocolate raspberry truffles in the refrigerator. This recipe makes about 3 dozen truffles.
White Chocolate Raspberry Truffles Recipe
- 1 Number 100 mini scooper optional
- 1 Medium-sized heavy gauge saucepan
- 1-2 Cookie sheets
- 1 Heat resistant mixing bowl or double boiler
- Plastic wrap
- Aluminum foil
- 1½ cups white chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
- ¼ teaspoon raspberry extract optional
- 1 cup white chocolate chips or a white chocolate bar broken into small chunks
- 2 teaspoons shortening
- In heavy-gauge saucepan, combine white chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
- Stir in seedless raspberry jam and raspberry extract, if using. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 20 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with foil. Using the 100-sized scooper, drop scoops of the mixture onto the foil-lined baking sheet. You could also drop teaspoonsful of the mixture onto the baking sheet, then shape into balls. Freeze until firm.
- While truffles are freezing, heat water in a saucepan. Place a mixing bowl over the hot (not boiling) water. Melt the white chocolate chips and shortening, stirring until smooth.
- Drop frozen truffles, one at a time, into the melted coating. Stir quickly to coat. Remove with a fork, shaking off excess coating.
- Place coated truffles on the cookie sheet. Decorate with an optional topping like shaved chocolate, finely chopped nuts, a contrasting color of chocolate drizzle, or raspberry dust, if desired.
- Chill coated chocolate truffles in the refrigerator until set. Store the white chocolate raspberry truffles in the refrigerator.
How to Make Raspberry Dust
If you have a food dehydrator and have some dried raspberries on hand, chances are you have raspberry dust in the bottom of the bag or container you store them in. I store my dried raspberries in the freezer in a zipped bag. To get the raspberry dust for decorating the white chocolate raspberry truffles, I use a wire mesh strainer and hold it over a plate.
Then I pour the dried raspberries along with the dust into the strainer. I rest the strainer on the plate until I’m ready to decorate the truffles. When the truffles have been dipped, but before the white chocolate hardens, I put the strainer over the truffles on their tray and tap the strainer to shake the raspberry dust down onto the truffles. This is an easy way to add a decorative touch. It’s also a great way to let someone know what kind of truffle they are getting ready to eat.
Common White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Questions
Do truffles need to be refrigerated?
Yes, white chocolate truffles store best in the refrigerator, at least the homemade variety. However, if the chocolate coating is too thick, chilled white chocolate raspberry truffles may be difficult to bite into. When you are coating the white chocolate truffles with melted chocolate, try to make sure the melted chocolate is not too thick. You could always set the covered container of white chocolate truffles out on a counter for a few hours, then see what you think of the difference.
Are truffles in white chocolate truffles?
The traditional French truffles that are unearthed from the ground are not an ingredient in white chocolate truffles. The truffles from the ground have a more savory flavor. They are often used to add flavor to main dishes and side dishes, not desserts.
What are the best white chocolate chips?
The best white chocolate chips are subjective and depend on personal taste and preferences. Some popular brands of white chocolate chips are Ghirardelli, Nestle, and Callebaut. It’s also important to consider the quality and ingredients used, such as the percentage of cocoa butter, as higher quality ingredients can result in a smoother and creamier flavor. To determine the best white chocolate chips for you, it may be helpful to try a few different brands and compare the taste and texture. Brands such as Callebaut, Valrhona, and Lindt are known for their high-quality white chocolate.
Is white chocolate really chocolate?
What is the difference between white chocolate and regular chocolate? White chocolate is technically not considered “real” chocolate by some definitions because it does not contain chocolate solids (cocoa solids), which give dark chocolate and milk chocolate their characteristic chocolate flavor and color. White chocolate is made from a mixture of cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids, and flavorings, which results in its creamy white appearance and mild, sweet taste.
Are white baking chips the same as white chocolate?
White baking chips typically contain a blend of ingredients, including sugar, palm oil, and milk solids, but may contain less cocoa butter than white chocolate. This results in a lower quality flavor and texture compared to white chocolate, and some people find them to be sweeter and less creamy. White baking chips can be used as a substitute for white chocolate in baking recipes, but they are not the same and may result in a different taste and texture. The same is true for white melting wafers, almond bark, and white candy melts. Although they are in color, they do not have the same flavor and creamy texture and may not provide the same results in recipes.
Why are chocolate truffles so expensive?
Shaping the truffles takes time. Also, good quality ingredients can be expensive. For this white chocolate raspberry truffle recipe, I was able to cut costs by making my own seedless raspberry jam, but not everyone has the time to do that. The raspberry dust was an ingredient I happened to have on hand, but it would probably be expensive to buy. Many people consider handmade chocolate truffles to be a work of art.
How do you know how much raspberry extract to use?
A good rule is to start with 1/4 teaspoon, then add more to taste. You can always add more, but once you add too much, you can’t take it away. This rule is good for any extract you are using to flavor truffles.
How long do homemade white chocolate truffles last?
White chocolate truffles last about 3-4 days at room temperature. They last longer when they are refrigerated, about 2 weeks. White chocolate truffles may also be frozen up to 3 months, but you would want the truffles to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then come to room temperature before eating. If you want your truffles to last for a couple of weeks, but find that they are too difficult to bite into when eaten straight from the refrigerator, try selecting a few truffles from the refrigerator and letting those truffles come to room temperature before enjoying them.
How do you make white chocolate drizzle?
Use the same ingredients called for in the melted white chocolate coating for the truffles: 1 cup of white chocolate chips mixed with 2 teaspoons of shortening. When the white chocolate mixture has melted, use a spoon to drizzle the white chocolate over the truffles. It’s also wonderful drizzled over scones.
How do you eat a white chocolate truffle?
White chocolate truffles are best when enjoyed at room temperature. They may be nibbled on delicately or consumed in a couple of bites. You could also pop the entire thing into your mouth, but it would be a generous mouthful. If the white chocolate coating starts to melt in your hand while eating. you could always use the tines of a fork to hold the truffle while you take small bites.
What is inside a white chocolate truffle?
White chocolate truffle fillings vary. Common ingredients for the inside of truffles include chocolate, butter, and cream, which form a rich ganache. Many different ingredients may be used for flavoring, including extracts. In the case of this recipe, raspberry jam was used to give the chocolate truffle a raspberry flavor with raspberry extract as an option for an additional punch of flavor.
Is it OK to freeze white chocolate truffles?
White chocolate truffles may be frozen for up to 3 months. Before enjoying white chocolate truffles that have been in the freezer, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Before serving, let them come to room temperature, then enjoy every delicious bite.
How do you dip truffles in white chocolate?
You can use a double boiler or a heat-resistant bowl over hot water to melt white chocolate for dipping. Gently drop frozen truffles into the melted white chocolate, quickly swirling around with a fork or spoon. A fork works well for letting excess white chocolate drip off back into the bowl of melted white chocolate.
How do you roll truffles without melting them?
You need to work quickly to roll the frozen truffles around in the melted white chocolate. Using a fork or spoon, swirl the frozen truffle around in the melted white chocolate, coating the truffle. Speedily lift the truffle out of the warm white chocolate, let the excess drip off, then place the truffle back on the foil-lined baking sheet.
What size scoop is best for truffles?
The scoop size that is generally used for making chocolate truffles is a size 100. That size is about 3/4 tablespoon capacity. It’s just the right tool for making these bite-sized gems.
How do you make perfectly round truffles?
The secret is using a size 100 scoop. You can also shape the truffles by hand after scooping, but work quickly so the chocolate doesn’t melt. You can run your hands under cold water beforehand so the chocolate won’t melt as quickly.
What do you do if a truffle is too soft?
Return the truffle to a freezer. Check after 30 minutes. If the truffle is still too soft, keep adding more time in the freezer until the desired firmness is reached.
Why is my truffle mix not setting?
Patience when mixing the chocolate, butter, and cream is important. If you heat the mixture too quickly, it will not become thick and creamy. Mix and stir on the low heat setting, then be sure to chill the mixture in the freezer for the recommended time before attempting to scoop and shape the mixture into balls.
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I hope you enjoy making dark chocolate raspberry truffles. May all of your treat-making endeavors meet with great success!
Lisa Mitchell is a wife, mom, and school librarian who likes to create and share recipes, often using fresh ingredients from her family’s small Pacific Northwest farm. To learn more about what this website has to offer, click on over to the Welcome page.
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