Looking for a delicious and healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth? Frozen chocolate raspberries are the perfect treat for you. This homemade dessert is a quick and easy way to enjoy the fresh raspberry flavor, combined with creamy and delicious chocolate. Unlike store-bought snacks that may contain artificial flavors and additives, these bite-sized pieces are made with clean ingredients, giving you a guilt-free snack that you can enjoy any time.
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Frozen chocolate raspberries are a versatile snack that you can enjoy in different ways. Dip your real fruit in dark chocolate for dipping or milk chocolate for a sweeter taste. You can also add a layer of white chocolate for a delicious and creamy texture. The excess chocolate hardens around the juicy fruit, creating a delicious chocolate layer that is perfect for a movie snack, afternoon treat, or a quick dessert. You can also chop them up into smaller pieces for a firmer texture, making them perfect for on-the-go snacking.
Whether you're in the mood for a healthy snack or a sweet treat, frozen chocolate raspberries are the perfect choice. Made with fresh raspberries and your favorite bar of chocolate, these delicious snacks are perfect for any occasion. Enjoy them as a frozen snack during hot summer days, or warm them up for a creamy chocolate experience during colder months. With their delicious taste and healthy ingredients, frozen chocolate raspberries are the perfect snack to satisfy your cravings while keeping you on track with your health goals.
What are Marshmallow Frozen Chocolate Raspberries?
Marshmallow Frozen Chocolate Raspberries are an indulgent and delicious treat that will delight your taste buds. This homemade dessert combines chocolate's creamy texture with fresh raspberries' berry texture. These treats are perfect for any occasion, whether you want a quick dessert or a decadent treat to share with friends. Try filling them with plain yogurt for a protein punch, too!
To make Marshmallow Frozen Chocolate Raspberries, you will need juicy and delicate fruit, such as fresh raspberries, and your favorite bar of chocolate. You dip your berries in chocolate for dipping so you can enjoy them in bite-sized pieces for a frozen treat. You can also add a layer of marshmallow fluff for a creamy and delicious chocolate layer, or sprinkle some chocolate chips on top for an extra touch of decadence.
These delicious snacks are perfect for a movie snack or an afternoon indulgence. The excess chocolate hardens around the beautiful fruit, creating a delicious chocolate layer that is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Whether you prefer milk, dark, or white chocolate, Marshmallow Frozen Chocolate Raspberries are a delicious and versatile snack that you can enjoy any time.
- Fresh Raspberries: Raspberries provide a burst of juicy and sweet flavor to the recipe. Fresh raspberries work well, depending on availability. Use premium fruit like raspberries instead of frozen raspberries. Do not use frozen fruit.
- Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, or Dark Chocolate Chips: The different chocolate varieties add depth to the recipe and create a more complex flavor. Milk chocolate is sweeter, while dark chocolate is richer and more bitter. You can use sustainable chocolate, too. My favorite chocolate for dipping is a Lindt 70% dark chocolate bar.
- Marshmallow Fluff: Marshmallow fluff adds a creamy and fluffy texture to the recipe, making it even more indulgent.
- Coconut Oil: Adding coconut oil to the melted chocolate creates a smoother and more even consistency. It also adds a subtle coconut flavor. THIS IS OPTIONAL!
Other Simple Ingredients (Optional)
- Vanilla or Plain Yogurt: Yogurt is a great addition to the recipe and can be used to coat the raspberries. Vanilla yogurt adds a sweet flavor, while plain yogurt adds a tangy flavor to the juicy fruit.
- Raspberry Jam: Raspberry jam can be used to create a raspberry-flavored chocolate layer. It adds a sweet and fruity flavor to the recipe.
- Coconut Oil: A bit of coconut oil can be added to the melted chocolate to create a smoother consistency. It also adds a subtle coconut flavor.
- Frozen Yogurt: Using frozen yogurt instead of ice cream makes the recipe a healthier option. Frozen yogurt raspberries are a great summer treat.
- Plant-Based Yogurt: For a dairy-free option, plant-based yogurt can be used instead of dairy-based yogurt. This option is great for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan.
- Parchment Paper: Parchment paper can be used to line the baking sheet to prevent the raspberries from sticking.
- Chocolate Bark or Chocolate Chips: Chocolate bark or chocolate chips can be used instead of melted chocolate for a simpler and quicker recipe. They still provide a delicious chocolate layer around the raspberries.
- Combination of Fruit: Instead of using only raspberries, a combination of fruit can be used. This adds variety and a range of flavors to the recipe.
- Yogurt to Coat: Yogurt can also be used to coat the raspberries instead of chocolate. This option is great for those who prefer a lighter and healthier snack.
Preparing the Raspberries and Container
- Start by washing the raspberries and patting them dry.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will prevent the raspberries from sticking and make cleanup easier.
- Arrange the prepared raspberries on the parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure they are not touching each other.
Melting the Dark Chocolate
- Break the dark chocolate into small pieces and place them in a clean bowl.
- Choose a method for melting the chocolate. Two common methods are the microwave method and the stovetop method.
- For the microwave method, place the bowl with the chocolate in the microwave and heat it in 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval. Stop heating once the chocolate is smooth and fully melted.
- For the stovetop method, fill a saucepan with a few inches of water and bring it to a simmer. Place the clean bowl with the chocolate on top of the saucepan, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Stir the chocolate until it's fully melted and smooth.
- If using the microwave method, be careful not to overheat the chocolate, as this can cause it to seize and become grainy.
- Once the chocolate is melted, transfer it to a microwave-safe bowl or a dipping bowl for easy dipping.
Adding Optional Ingredients to the Chocolate Mixture
- Place the melted chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Add any optional ingredients, such as coconut oil or raspberry jam, to the melted chocolate.
- Stir the chocolate mixture until the optional ingredients are fully incorporated.
- If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little more coconut oil to thin it out.
- Be careful not to add too much of any optional ingredient, as this can change the texture and consistency of the chocolate.
- Once the chocolate mixture is fully mixed, it's ready for dipping the frozen raspberries.
Fill Raspberries with Marshmallows
- Fill a pastry bag with marshmallow fluff.
- Place a small amount of marshmallow fluff in each raspberry, filling the center.
- Once all the raspberries are filled with marshmallow fluff, place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Dipping the Raspberries into the Chocolate Mixture
- Using a toothpick or fork, dip each raspberry into the chocolate mixture and coat it evenly.
- Gently tap the raspberry on the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate.
- Place the chocolate-covered raspberry on the parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat the process with the remaining raspberries.
- Once all the raspberries are coated in chocolate, place the baking sheet in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Once the chocolate has hardened, gently remove the chocolate-covered raspberry bites from the prepared baking sheet and place them on a serving plate.
Freezing and Storing the Finished Product in an Airtight Container
- Once the chocolate has hardened, remove the chocolate-covered raspberry bites from the parchment paper.
- Place the chocolate-covered raspberry bites in an airtight container with a lid.
- Make sure there is adequate space between each raspberry bite to prevent them from sticking together.
- Place the container in the freezer until the chocolate has frozen solid, usually 1-2 hours.
- Once the chocolate is frozen, the chocolate-covered raspberry bites can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
- Whenever you have a chocolate craving, take out the desired number of raspberry bites from the freezer and let them thaw for ample time at room temperature before serving.
- Chocolate-Covered Blueberries: Substitute the raspberries with blueberries for a sweet and tangy flavor combination. In this case, pipe the marshmallow fluff on top of the blueberry first, freeze, and then dip into the chocolate.
- Chocolate-Covered Pomegranates: Try dipping pomegranate seeds in chocolate for a crunchy and flavorful snack.
- Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: Use whole strawberries instead of raspberries for a classic chocolate-covered fruit recipe.
- Flavor Combinations: Experiment with different flavors by adding spices or extracts to the melted chocolate, such as cinnamon or peppermint extract.
- Place the chocolate-covered fruit in an airtight container to keep them fresh.
- For long-term storage, use a permanent storage container that can be used over and over again.
- Use an airtight, freezer-safe container to store the chocolate-covered fruit in the freezer.
- When storing multiple layers of chocolate-covered fruit, place parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.
- Baking sheet with parchment paper for freezing the raspberries.
- Permanent storage container for storing the finished product.
- Airtight, freezer-safe container for storing the chocolate-covered raspberries in the freezer.
- A microwave-safe bowl for melting the chocolate.
- Toothpicks or forks for dipping the raspberries in the chocolate.
- A clean bowl for mixing any optional ingredients into the melted chocolate.
- A small spoon or knife for filling the raspberries with marshmallow fluff or other fillings.
The equipment needed for making chocolate-covered raspberries is fairly minimal and includes items that are likely already in your kitchen. From a simple snack to an indulgent treat, this equipment will help you create a delicious, fresh raspberry flavor with a firmer texture coated in creamy chocolate for a tasty treat.
Marshmallow Frozen Chocolate Raspberries
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- ¼ cup marshmallow fluff
- 7 ounces dark chocolate
- Flaky sea salt
- Wash and dry the raspberries.
- Fill a pastry bag with marshmallow fluff and pipe marshmallow fluff inside of each raspberry.
- Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring after each interval, until the mixture is smooth.
- Dip each raspberry in the melted chocolate, making sure to coat it evenly. Place the coated raspberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt over the top of each raspberry.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 2 hours, or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Once the chocolate has hardened, transfer the raspberries to an airtight container and store in the freezer until ready to serve.