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Raspberry & Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles
Servings: 35
: 90 kcal
Author: Just Jo
For the praline
  • 40 g caster sugar
  • 50 g honey roast or plain salted peanuts
For the truffles
  • 200 g fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 150 g dark chocolate chips
  • 100 g milk chocolate chips
  • 200 g double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
To decorate
  • 75-100 g dark chocolate melted
  1. Make the praline. Put the 40g caster sugar in a small saucepan with a splash of water. Stir well before you put the heat on then put your spatula away! Stirring caramel as it cooks only causes it to crystallise. Turn the heat up gradually until the sugar first dissolves, then bubbles and darkens in colour before your eyes. Do not leave it for a moment and as soon as the colour changes from a light honey to a darker bronze, take off the heat and add the peanuts. Pour onto a silicone baking sheet and allow to fully cool. When cold, blitz to rubbly golden dust and set aside.
  2. Next make the raspberry puree. Cook the berries with the tbsp of caster sugar until they are far less liquid and formed a pulpy mass reduced in volume by half. Pass through a fine sieve until all the seeds have been removed and you have maximal puree left.
  3. Put the chocolate chips, raspberry puree, vanilla and peanut butter in a large bowl then bring the double cream to a boil and pour this over the chocolate etc. Stir well until it has all fully dissolved and then leave to cool a little before stirring in all but 2 tbsp worth of the reserved praline.
  4. Remember when working with chocolate, the room temperature will influence your setting points so allow yourself plenty of time to avoid disappointment. Being cold in England right now these truffles were ready in a few hours but if you are in the Southern Hemisphere it may need a spell in the fridge or leaving somewhere very cool over night.
  5. When set but not solid, scoop out onto a large platter. I used a single tbsp sized ice cream scoop which is the biggest you would want these truffles. A teaspoon would give a smaller, more rustic feel.
  6. Drizzle with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with the 2 tbsp reserved praline. Leave in a cool place until fully set before serving. Placing them in petit four cases and boxing them up in small cardboard boxes makes them a homemade but beautiful gift. If you can bare to give them away!
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Annie Rigg's book Sweet Things