Milk Chocolate Covered Raspberry Creams

It’s no secret that I love chocolate… and chocolate and raspberry together?  Oh man.  I’m hooked!  I absolutely love that combination.  When I made our chocolate covered raspberry jellies I was in heaven.  But they were a little messy to make so I wanted to try something a little different.
Last year we made homemade peppermint patties (delish, by the way.)  I wondered what would happen if we used the same recipe but replaced the peppermint extract with raspberry extract.  Oh yeah.  Good call (if I do say so myself.)  They were delicious!  And so easy!
Raspberry Creams
* 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
* 1/2 tsp. raspberry extract
* red food coloring
* 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
* melting chocolate (I always use milk chocolate)  =o)
Cream together cream cheese and extract.  Add a couple of drops of food coloring (as much as you want color.)  Add powdered sugar and mix until smooth.  You want it thick enough to roll into balls but not so it breaks apart and cracks.
I had a helper assisting me (which always makes everything more fun and exciting.)
Roll them into 1 inch balls and flatten slightly with your fingers.
Melt chocolate in the microwave in bursts of 30 seconds, stirring after each time.
Dip each patty into chocolate and let harden on waxed paper.
They were delicious!
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and gobble them up!

We have two fun things going on here right now!  One is our handmade card swap.  Have you read the post?  If not, check it out here.  We have over 30 people participating and I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

The second fun thing is we will be having a giveaway starting Saturday!  It’s my daughter’s birthday so what better way to celebrate than to give away something?!?!

I’m linking to the linky parties on my sidebar!
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Comments

  1. They looks amazing! I love this combo
    Have a nice day!

  2. I LOVE, did I say LOVE raspberry!! Wow, and with chocolate…YUM!!!!

  3. Wow those are beautiful. Look like bakery cookies.

  4. These look DELICIOUS!!! PINNED! 🙂

  5. Seriously, Erin, you could open a candy store. Those look so perfect.

  6. looks fabulous!! thank you for this.

  7. These look so good! I love raspberry and chocolate together!

  8. What a great recipe, especially for the kids to help with. Yummy!

  9. I love raspberry creams! Never thought of making them myself… Thanks for this easy and delicious recipe! Thanks, Erin 🙂

  10. What an wonderful recipe, I am definitely going to try this one. I am allergic to nuts, and sadly can no longer enjoy my favorite cream filled chocolates. I can’t wait to try these!! Stopping by from TGIF link up.

  11. Hello! I’m a new follower from the Weekend Hop. I’d love it if you would follow me back!

  12. Chocolate and raspberry … two of my favorite things! I am stopping by from Weekly Round Up.

  13. These look beautiful! I’d like to invite you to share these on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2012/03/sweet-indulgences-sunday-46.html

  14. Chocolate and raspberry is such a yummy pair! Happy 7th Birthday to your daughter! 🙂

  15. So, so pretty!

  16. These look so professional. Thanks for sharing.

  17. They look absolutely wonderful!
    I’m saving this reckpe – it’s great when you need something sweet with no baking flourless
    Thank you so much for sharing

  18. Your little helper is just precious!
    These are lovely treats that we would really enjoy, they look perfect! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. mmm YUM! I have made mint ones before but Raspberry?! I will have to try 🙂

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

  20. You are definitely a woman after my heart. I’m always falling in love with your creations! I’ve made the mints several times and can’t imagine why I’ve never thought to make raspberry ones…that’s my favorite choc combo too. These look divine- printing this recipe to make soon.

  21. These looks so delicious!! Now I’m craving chocolate! Thanks for linking up to my party 🙂

  22. These look amazing, love raspberry and chocolate together. Have to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  23. Thanks for linking to Must Try Monday. These LOOK so good! That’s part of getting people to enjoy it, right?! Visual appeal?

  24. Anonymous says:

    Yum! Thank you for sharing!

  25. My mouth is seriously watering. These look great and not too hard! Thanks for sharing!

  26. I love making homemade candy, but haven’t done so in quite some time. I would have loved to be with you that day. Your candy looks really good! Looks like you and your helper had a great time!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Your Cozy Home Party!

  27. These look delicious!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a great week!

  28. this looks like a little piece of heaven!!!

    Your newest follower!!!

    I would love it if you could share this on my link party – Serenity Saturday
    http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha xxx

  29. I love the raspberry filling, what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday! I hope you’ll stop back soon 🙂

  30. I can NOT wait to try these! They look amazing. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Show and Tell!

  31. These look so yummy, and professional…..I cannot wait to try them….I am also your newest follower.

  32. These look so good. I wish I was better at making candies. I would love if you would share this on my linky party!
    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks,
    Marcie @ http://www.IGottaTryThat.com

  33. Anonymous says:

    What kind of chocolate did you use?

  34. Do you think you could freeze these? Would love to make in advance before the holidays (not this far out, but just asking!):)

  35. These look wonderful! I can’t wait to make them! Do you think a “creamsicle” version would work? (Orange and vanilla swirled patty with white chocolate?) And would they freeze okay?

    • Stephanie, that sounds wonderful! I think it would be delicious! They freeze great. Now I’m wanting to make those too =o) Thanks for stopping by and I hope you make them!

  36. These look awesome! Making today but have a question. Do they require refrigeration because of the cream cheese? I’d like to be able to store/ship as gifts. Thanks!