When I work in my kitchen I feel like I am an inventor, and an artist all wrapped up in one.
I love to bake. However, where it is always fun to make or create a new recipe, there is something to be said about making a tried and true family/personal favorite. That is how I feel about Chocolate covered raspberry clusters. They are super easy to make but taste sinfully delicious. My kids love helping me make these. It only takes a few minutes start to finish. and you can eat them as soon as the chocolate cools and hardens.
My husband even prefers them to chocolate covered strawberries. If you are looking for the perfect treat to make your special someone this Valentine’s Day look no further!
- 8 oz Red Raspberries
- 1 1/2 Cup of Chocolate Melts
- Cupcake tins
- First rinse and pat dry your raspberries.
- Then place them in clusters of 5 in each cupcake tin.
“Where some people will use just candy melts I personally will only use real chocolate.”
- Next, it is time to prepare your chocolate. Where some people will use just candy melts I personally will only use real chocolate. The flavor is way better and it is also better for you. I buy my chocolate in bulk (5 lbs at a time) from a local baking store (Orson Gygi) since They have both quality chocolate and great prices. I have used both Milk and Dark chocolate to make this treat and both taste great so go with whatever you prefer.
- To melt the chocolate you can either do so by placing the chocolate in a bowl and heating it slowly in the microwave (like 15 seconds at a time.so as not to over cook) making sure to stir frequently. Or you can do the double boiler way. I don’t have a double boiler so when I choose to do this method I just place a glass mixing bowl in over my cooking pot partially filled with water. Again, you want to make sure you heat the chocolate slowly and stir frequently to make sure it doesn’t overcook or burn.
- Once the chocolate it melted all you have to do is use a spoon to pour the chocolate over the raspberries. I like to do just enough to hold all the raspberries together while still allowing some red to peek out. Then I let the chocolate cool before serving.
I promise if you love Raspberries and Chocolate you will love these. The combination of firm chocolate and juicy raspberries explodes in your mouth causing you to reach for another and another until they are gone. What is Your favorite way to eat a raspberry?
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