Meet this three-ingredient chocolate-raspberry dessert that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or, frankly, all days. This buzzy truffle recipe is incredibly delicious and packed with health benefits—thanks to anti-inflammatory ingredients like dark chocolate and raspberries—and it’s refined sugar-free.
How to make these easy 3-ingredient chocolate raspberry treats
In a recent TikTok video by @natalia.be.be, we learned that making homemade chocolate raspberry truffles is even easier than we could’ve imagined. To make it, start by mashing a cup of fresh raspberries with the back of a fork in a small bowl until it resembles a puree. Next, mix in a splash of honey to taste (like a tablespoon or so) for a little sweetness.
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Then, scoop about a tablespoon at a time of the honey raspberry mixture and dollop it on a piece of parchment paper, leaving a few centimeters in between so they don’t clump together. (We also recommend placing the parchment paper on top of a baking sheet before adding the mixture to make transferring it to the freezer easier.) You’ll then want to freeze the raspberries until they’re solid—this takes about two to three hours.
Then, the best part: Rich and luscious chocolate. Melt your favorite chocolate in a bowl (we prefer dark over milk for some extra antioxidants). Take the frozen raspberries and dip them into the melted chocolate—using a fork to flip them over until they’re fully coated—and transfer them back onto the parchment paper. Place them back into the freezer until the chocolate is fully hardened. You can then garnish them with the toppings of your choice, like a drizzle of raspberry yogurt, or add a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
We also learned in the video’s comment section that this simple dessert is modification-friendly. One user recommended swapping out raspberries for strawberries, for instance. But any one of your other favorite fruits will work too—whether that means blackberry, mango, or peanut butter and banana-filled chocolate (just saying). Another commenter said that they add chia seeds, which give this dessert a boost of omega-3s, fiber, and tons of protein. And if you aren’t a huge fan of the crunchy raspberry seeds, another TikToker recommended using a sieve to remove them (though this will diminish the fruit’s fiber content).
They’re also good for you and packed with longevity-boosting properties
Aside from how tasty they are, these chocolate-raspberry treats are loaded with longevity-boosting ingredients. For starters, raspberries are rich in anti-inflammatory polyphenols. They are an excellent source of anthocyanins, a sub-category of flavonoids known for their ability to stave off oxidative stress, cardiovascular issues, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. This tart and tangy berry is also extremely high in gut-friendly fiber—with about eight grams per cup—which can help relieve constipation and help maintain a healthy digestive tract.
Honey is also known to boast impressive anti-inflammatory benefits (and is a fave in Ikaria, Greece, one of the Blue Zones where folks live into their hundreds). Especially types like Manuka honey which have beneficial prebiotics that helps feed the good bacteria already thriving in your gut.
But the real star of the show is the luscious, creamy, and dreamy chocolate. And yes, it’s packed with tons of longevity-boosting antioxidants too. Thanks to the cacao used to make it, chocolate is rich in flavonoids that can benefit cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of cancer. The only caveat? The higher the percentage of cocoa, the better—which means that chocolate made with 70 percent (or higher) cacao is the way to go when it comes to fighting inflammation.
An herbalist explains the benefits of eating cacao:
Post source: Well and Good