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Surprise your Valentine with these super simple chocolate truffles. A raspberry M&M in the center brings in a surprise flavor!


Raspberry Surprise Truffles on Taste and Tell

Happy birthday to my sister Janell!! I hope you have a great day today!

I thought I was done with the Valentine’s sweets after Red Velvet week.  But here I am, bringing you one more treat!  This one is so simple that anyone could make it, and it would be a great gift for loved ones, friends or neighbors!

Have you seen these raspberry m&ms?  I ran across a bag of them over a month ago, and I couldn’t not buy them.  I put them in my cart, thinking that I would use them for something fantastic.  I thought and thought, and couldn’t decide what I wanted to make with them.  There’s always cookies.  Or brownies.  But I never thought of something good enough to actually get me into the kitchen to actually make something using them.

Raspberry M&Ms in Raspberry Surprise Chocolate Truffles

But then yesterday, I had an idea pop into my head.  What if I made truffles, and stuck an m&m in the center?  I thought it was worth a try!  If you haven’t made truffles before, it doesn’t get easier than this.  In fact, I had everything both ingredients on hand, so it was a no-brainer to try them and see how they would turn out.  At first I was afraid that the m&m would just get lost in the center, that the chocolate from the truffle would overpower the m&m and you wouldn’t even be able to taste it – or know that it was there.  But I was pleasantly surprised when I bit into one and the m&m gave the truffle so much flavor!  I actually ended up really surprised at how much flavor it actually gave to the whole truffle.  And if you don’t have or can’t find the raspberry m&ms, I’m sure another flavor would work great – and the truffles are delicious without the filling, too!

I think that these are such a great Valentine’s Day gift for so many reasons.  First, they are delicious.  Second, they look like you spent a ton of time making them, but in reality, they come together super fast.  You do have to wait for the chocolate to set up before rolling them into balls, but the actual hands on time is very minimal.  And third, a homemade gift is a bazillion times better than some generic store-bought box of chocolates.  And I can guarantee that these taste better – and cost less – than one of those boxes of chocolates!   These chocolate truffles are a great way to say “I Love You!”

Raspberry Surprise Chocolate Truffles recipe


Raspberry Surprise Chocolate Truffles

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 30-60 truffles, depending on size

Raspberry Surprise Chocolate Truffles

Surprise your Valentine with these super simple chocolate truffles. A raspberry M&M in the center brings in a surprise flavor!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 30-60 Raspberry M&Ms
  • assorted sprinkles, colored sugar, powdered sugar, etc.

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium-low, combine the chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk. Stir together until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Place in a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop or a spoon, take about a tablespoon of the chocolate mixture. Roll it into a ball, putting one m&m in the center of the ball. Roll in sprinkles, colored sugar, powdered sugar or chopped nuts.
  3. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. (I like to bring mine to room temperature before eating.)
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28 Responses to Raspberry Surprise Chocolate Truffles

  1. these are so cute and pretty! I just posted truffles on my blog today too :) I love the surprise you have inside yours. Happy birthday to your sister :)

  2. How simple and delicious! Love love love!

  3. Rosa says:

    They are so pretty and must atste just divine.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. wow they look detailed and full of awessome goodness. I d love to pick one or too out of my screen. Great idea and the colores just fit so well together.

  5. Bev Weidner says:

    Look at how cute those are! I want to pet them.

  6. These are lovely, Deborah! I love the unique M&M’s that are available. Love these!

  7. Oh Deborah, these are gorgeous! I’ll take 2 dozen. Do you ship? :)

    Seriously, so beautiful!

  8. Jennifer | Mother Thyme says:

    These are just adorable! What a great idea. Definitely will be making these!

  9. Katrina says:

    Yes please!! These are so pretty!

  10. Love the valentine sprinkles you added, they add a nice burst of color! :)

  11. Deb, you’re dishes are always so delightful but this is just the yummiest, prettiest, must have creation. I just love these little things.

    I can’t wait to make these for my Air Force boy. He’ll love a gift like this from him Mama.

  12. Mercedes says:

    I have never tried this recipe for truffles but I now have it bookmarked! They look so beautiful and perfect!

  13. jeralyn says:

    I wish I could make these and stop at just one!

  14. aimee says:

    Once I tried making truffles and it was a disaster. I think I used too much liquid because they they would not harden, no matter what I tried. This looks fail proof. Hopefully! So I will definitely be trying this. Plus raspberry m&ms, what a dream! I love raspberry with chocolate. Pooh, mint m&Ms would be crazy good too. Thanks for sharing!

  15. So cute. I love the new raspberry m&m’s so I’d probably eat a dozen of these just to get to ‘em!

  16. Chels R. says:

    I love the idea of putting the M&M in the middle of the truffle and truffles is something I’ve been wanting to make since I saw Giada make them on her show! I’m going to look for these M&M’s and if I don’t get around to making these truffles then I know my little Eden would be thrilled to see she has a new potty training treat :)

  17. Kelley says:

    How can something so beautiful be so simple? I love it! I’m scared though. If I were to make these, I’d eat them until my belly hurt.

  18. Joanne says:

    Especially since I can’t find those M&M’s ANYWHERE, this would be the best surprise center EVER.

  19. seems like everyone else gets the good M&M’s but not here.
    that last photo is really good Deb!!

  20. Haha! I made chocolate truffles a few days ago to share as my last Valentine’s recipe this week. Mine are just plain chocolate truffles but I love your version with the hidden M&M!

  21. grace says:

    what a clever idea, deborah, and it worked out so well!

  22. Mary says:

    These are adorable! I love how cute they are for valentines day.

  23. Danielle says:

    I made these last night! theyre sooo easy and so delicious! I couldnt find Raspberry mnms so I just used these peanutbutter ones i found. Still came out delish!

  24. Kim says:

    Thank you for this recipe!! I made truffles from the Nestle website mistakenly thinking they knew what they were talking about and they were terrible!!! They would not stay together when I tried to roll them. The just melted immediately. These were awesome!! I rolled all them and they never melted in my hands. I used cherry M&M’s and they are good too. :)

    • Deborah says:

      I’m so glad they worked out so well for you!! I think I need to get my hands on cherry m&ms now!! :)

      • Kim says:

        They were a HUGE hit with my co-workers for Valentine’s Day. They liked them so much I’m making some more for them today. They LOVED the cherry M&M centers :) Thank you again!

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