If you are looking for a special dessert for your Valentine’s Day dinner for two, look no further. These Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles and decadent, pretty to look at and very easy to make. They are cross between a cheesecake recipe and a candy treat!
Truffles are one of the most popular forms of candy, especially around holiday time. There is even a national candy day in November!
If the idea of making home made truffles scares, you don’t let it. They really are very easy to make and the ingredients can be switched around to go along with the holiday or season. The sky is the limit for flavoring options. For today’s truffles, raspberry jam takes center stage.
These Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles have a lovely creamy center.
Whenever I used to buy boxes of chocolates, I would always go looking for the caramel or nut centers, and always shunned the cream centers. But for some reason, when I actually MAKE candy, I seem to prefer the sweet treats with a rich creamy center. Go figure!! The creamy center is flavored with cream cheese and raspberry jam. A few drops of red gel food coloring gives me the pretty pink center that I am looking for.
I used both dark and light chocolate to coat these delicious Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles. Melting it in the microwave is a cinch and is gone in just a couple of minutes. A bit of coconut oil helps the chocolate to melt smoothly.
I used a combination of pink sugar candy, pink red and white sprinkles and some Wilton heart shaped candies to decorate the top of the truffles. Also, a candy dipping tool made easy work of dipping the balls into the melted chocolate. I really love the little wire ladle. The melted chocolate drips off the finished truffle to make the process a breeze. Small Valentine’s day cupcake liners make pretty seasonal holders for the Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles.
Aren’t they pretty cooling on a wire rack?
I love that these pretty sweet treats require no baking. They store well in the fridge in an air tight container.
The question now is, will it be light chocolate or dark? Perhaps one of each is the answer!
For more Valentine’s Day Sweet treats, be sure to visit my Pinterest Valentine’s Day Board.
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