Not joking: these are the most awesome treat you can make for a party or gathering. They are moist, sweet, bite-sized, and so, so, delicious.
The raspberry cuts through the chocolate in such a bright and berryish way, and the thick outer shell of chocolate hits that sweet-tooth-satisfying spot perfectly.
Choc-raspberry brownie balls
- 250g butter
- 250g dark chocolate
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups caster sugar
- 2 cups plain flour
- 4 tbsp self raising flour
- 1 1/2 cups raspberries (either fresh, or frozen ones that you have thawed)
- 600g milk chocolate
- 200g white chocoloate
- 3-5 drops pink food colouring
- Preheat oven to 160ºc, and line two small baking trays with greaseproof paper.
- Melt butter, dark chocolate, and vanilla in a small saucepan over a very low heat. Stir periodically until ingredients are fully melted and well combined.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and creamy.
- Pour in melted choc-butter mixture, stirring constantly until thoroughly combined.
- Fold in flour.
- Divide batter evenly between baking trays.
- Bake brownies for 25-30 mins, then remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- Once cooled, break brownies up in a large mixing bowl with your hands.
- Add raspberries, then squeeze and squelch together until you have what is essentially a brownie-raspberry mud.
- Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls, then chill for an hour until they firm up.
- Melt your milk chocolate in a bain marie, and then dip each ball in chocolate, and roll around until thoroughly coated.
- Set these on a tray, or in small chocolatiers patty pans and allow to set.
- Once the milk chocolate has set, melt white chocolate with pink food colouring in the same manner. Spoon this into a piping bag, snip off the smallest corner, and drizzle pink chocolate in streaks over your brownie balls.
- Chill and serve.
As you can see, these are a little more labour intensive than most of my recipes, but when you make them you will see that it’s worth it.
Bring some to the next party you go to, and you will be hailed as a dessert hero by kids and adults alike.