Raspberry Brownie Truffle Bites…

 

 

My sweet husband researched and bought me a new amazing lens for my camera. What do you think of the photos above that I took with my new lens? I am beyond thrilled with the results and it really is amazing how a great lens can totally change and improve a photo. I have been frustrated with my photography lately and my sweet guy took the time to figure out how to help me and he even bought me some books too! Awww.. Here have a brownie honey. Made just for you!

So I wanted to thank my husband by making him some super rich brownie bite truffles laced with raspberry and dark chocolate. You will NOT believe how yummy and easy these are. I used ready made everything and the richness came from the divine Dove Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Swirls:

These little yummies of decadence are incredible! I was wondering how they would taste if they were baked right into the center of a brownie bite, my two favorite things rolled into one. Opps, I mean my hubby’s favorite things (wink). Yep, I just plunked a Dove swirl halfway into the brownie batter and then topped with more batter and simply baked them:

 

 

The dark chocolate and raspberry flavor of the Dove chocolate perfectly melted right into the brownie batter and it baked up beautifully. I also chopped up the extra Dove chocolates extra fine and created a buttercream raspberry chocolate frosting to top them! Let’s see another picture:

 

 

Again friends, everything in this recipe is ready made and takes very little time. There are several ways that you can change up this recipe depending how decadent and rich you want your bites. I wanted super rich bites that tasted like a really rich truffle so I baked a whole Dove Swirl into the batter. A variation is to finely chop up the Dove chocolates and mix in the batter, which would help decrease the richness if your not fond of super rich. Also, these bites are incredible even without the icing and I have to say, I used too much icing on these and a small dolup of icing for the additional raspberry taste would be perfect!

So here’s the recipe

Raspberry Brownie Truffle Bites {makes 24 Bites}

Ingredients:

1 10.25 ounce package of Pillsbury Classic Fudge Brownie Mix
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Oil
2 Tablespoons Water
1 Package of Dove Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Swirls (there is about 35 in a package)
optional frosting:
1/2 a container of Duncan Hines Creamy Buttermilk Frosting (ready made)
2-3 drops of red food coloring

Directions for the Brownie Bites:

1) Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
2) Spray Pam or grease mini muffin pans
3) Mix brownie mix, egg, water and oil in a large mixing bowl
4) Pour brownie batter into a small ziploc bag
5) Make a very small cut at the tip of the corner of the bag and begin filling the cups 1/4th of the way of the mini muffin pan.
6) Add a individual Dove Raspberry Chocolate Swirl to each muffin cup. (Variation… Finely chop 20 of the chocolates and mix in batter)
7) Top the chocolate and muffin pans with brownie batter until it is about 3/4ths of the way up.
8) Bake for 16 minutes.
9) After baking, remove and cool (after about 20 minutes, I used a really narrow sharp knife and went around the edges of the bites to be sure that they would pop out perfectly)

Directions for the Raspberry Buttercream Frosting:

1) Finely chop eight Dove Swirls with a large sharp knife. You’ll want to get it as fine as possible.
2) Mix the chopped chocolates, frosting and 2-3 drops of food coloring into a mixer bowl and beat on high speed for 4 minutes.
3) Lightly frost brownie bites after they have completely cooled.

You can also shave some of the extra chocolates to put on top of the frosting as well. Again, I would not use as much frosting as we did, a very small taste is all it needs because it is so rich.

Thank you so much to my neighbor awesome cake baker Glenda for helping me {again} on this food recipe. She is so awesome and helped me figure out the recipe and she frosted all of the bites! Thank you Glenda!!

Well friends, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! We are still organizing around here and I plan on sharing another organization post next week, so please check back!

Cheers!

Cyndy

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11 Responses to Raspberry Brownie Truffle Bites…

  1. Sharon Rudis says:

    Thanks for this recipe Cyndy!! I waited until the last minute and was not able to find anything special from a local bakery for my Dad’s birthday. These will be perfect!

  2. Michelle says:

    YUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMM! These look amazing!

  3. tiffany says:

    oh yum! raspberry and chocolate is the best combo!! 31 flavors used to have it as ice cream! heaven! have a wonderful weekend..

  4. Melissa says:

    Mmmm… Dove chocolate is my favorite! These look soooooo yummy!

    I found you on Tatertots & Jello…

    I’m hosting a Valentine theme linky party starting tonight at 11:30. Would love it if you came by and linked up! http://www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
    -Melissa

  5. These look awesome. Pinning them!

  6. Paula Pierce says:

    Your photos ( and food) look awesome! What lens did you get, and what kind of a difference do you think that it made for you?

  7. nicole says:

    Beautiful! I’m itching to know what lens you got? Please fill us in. I see someone else also asked. We are event planners and are desperate to get some good pictures of all our hard work on our events. Any help would be wonderful! Thank you -

    • Cyndy says:

      My husband researched and purchased the Canon-EF 50mm f/1.8 II Telephoto Lens for Canon Digital. It has changed my photography life! It is perfect if you want to focus on something and blur out anything surrounding stuff. Ideal for close ups! Thanks Nicole!

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