Holiday, party time or on a hot day in the summer. Skip a trip to the candy store and make these gorgeous, chocolate raspberry clusters!
Chocolate raspberry clusters get raves anytime!
They are especially pretty on Valentine’s Day! Let your best friend or that special someone know that you care about them on that day of love right around the corner.
What follows is one of our simplest party or summertime go-to recipes. Taken straight from fridge, you can’t beat these chilled, mouth-watering chocolate raspberry clusters. If you take them on the sunny patio, enjoy them right away or they could melt if it’s a really hot day.
Recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Clusters
Is there anyone else who loves the combination of dark chocolate with a perfectly ripened, juicy red raspberry?
That’s one of the reasons I decided to grow Heritage red raspberries.
Another reason is that red raspberries contain high amounts of ellagic acid which has been found to suppress the development and growth of breast cancer tumors.
Ingredients for Raspberry Clusters:
- 68 fresh red raspberries, chilled (makes 23 clusters w/ 3 raspberries), (17 w/ 4 raspberries) or (13 clusters w/ 5)
- 2 TBSP organic butter
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips (optional: substitute 3/4 c. Lily’s stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips).
- a pinch of sea salt
1. First wash the berries and make sure they are completely dry.
Chocolate will not stick to wet or damp raspberries! Chill them before drizzling chocolate.
2. Make your chocolate raspberry clusters little works of art.
Place berries in clusters of three, four (or five) on a cookie sheet covered in wax or parchment paper, then drizzle small spoonfuls of chocolate, while hot, over the center.
3. Allow to cool in the fridge until set. They should hold together nicely when totally chilled.
Quick, pretty on the plate and deliciously cool on the tongue!
I like to serve them on a 3-tier serving stand.
You can nibble off the raspberries one at a time or pop the whole thing in your mouth and let the chocolate melt s.l.o.w.l.y! Exceptional both ways!
These elegant little chocolate raspberry clusters also show off fancy-dancy when presented on a pretty serving plate and would be the perfect finish for a special event.
“…for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”