Monday, December 22, 2014

Raspberry Cream Chocolates

Watch your loved ones' eyes sparkle
as they indulge in these sparkling
Raspberry Cream Chocolates.

These have been Mrs. Claus' favorite
for years.  She loves the tart of the
raspberry with the richness of the dark
chocolate.  You can dip with either
milk or dark chocolate but I prefer
dark with fruit centers.

Raspberry Cream Fondant

1 C. whipping cream
3 T. light corn syrup
3 C. sugar
1/8 tsp salt
Pinch of baking soda
12 oz. frozen raspberries, thawed, pureed and put
through a sieve
1/4 tsp. citric acid
1/3 C. marshmallow cream

In a large heavy saucepan place the cream, corn syrup
sugar, salt and baking soda. Bring to a boil, stirring
constantly.  Wash down the sides of the pan with
water using a pastry brush.  Cook until about 200
degrees then add the pureed and sieved raspberries.
Now it is really important to stir, scraping the bottom
of the pan as any seeds might stick to the bottom and
scorch.  Bring the mixture to 239 degrees.  Be sure
and check to see where your thermometer boils.  It
should boil at 212, but here at our high 
altitude it boils at 200 so I have to subtract 12

When it reaches temperature, pour into a 9x13
inch pan.  Don't scrape the pan and place it in
the fridge without moving the pan much.  Let
the pan cool about 15 minutes, then check
the bottom of the pan.  It should just be
slightly warm when you start to stir. 

For some reason, this fondant takes longer
to turn than most.  After you have stirred it
about 20 minutes, just keeping the mass moving,
add the citric acid and the marshmallow cream.

It will eventually turn from stringy to like
a stiff frosting.  This time I gave up after
over an hour of stirring and left it in the
pan overnight and it had turned into the
frosting like mass in the morning.  

Form into patties, using a little flour on hands
and pan if needed to keep it from sticking.

Dip in tempered chocolate.  To learn how click here.
Decorate as desired.
We used edible sparkle dust.  

These need a few days to ripen, or for the 
centers to soften.  They will keep several weeks
or you can refrigerate them.

You do know that women need chocolate 
once a day don't you?!!  These fit the bill.

I have to tell you that I always refer to 
myself as Mrs. Claus and I bought a cute
hoodie this year that looks like a Mrs. Claus
and this weekend I called myself Mrs. Claus
and my 4 1/2 year old granddaughter said, "You
are not Mrs. Claus, Grandma, that's just a
costume!"  We all had a good laugh over that.

I will be posting these with 


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Yum! They look so pretty, Jacqueline....Christine

  2. She is wise:) She and Oli:)
    Happiest of Holidays to you and your colorful fun family Jacqueline!

  3. These sound delicious. Unfortunately I have run out of time and energy this Christmas so I will file the recipe for next year. Warm regards and Season's greetings.

  4. Jacqueline! Good evening! Doesn't this look good...I love raspberry and chocolate, and these look rich and the real deal!

    Happy Christmas and may your new year be peaceful and full of love and family! Anita

  5. Yes...I believe....a girl needs chocolate every day! ;-)
    And these dark chocolate raspberry treats are just what the doctor would order for a daily dose.
    I made a big batch of white almond bark and most of it went to my own tummy so I'm only looking at your homemade chocolates.
    Merry Christmas Jacqueline.

  6. Oh Jacqueline, good morning again! How lovely to see your comment on my page this morning! Thank you for your kind words and may your new year be rich in fun, family and LOVE! And also rich in delicious experiments! Oh how those raspberry goodies look so good! Anita

  7. Would you believe I've made candy only once? I am going to taste vicariously through wonderful sweets made by other loving hands! Have a very merry Christmas, and here''s to what lies ahead.

  8. What a decadent treat for our eyes and mouths. you again have created some beautiful candies. Merry Christmas. xo


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