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Friday, July 6, 2012

Raspberry Chocolate Buttons

Looking for a quick dessert?! 
Krishna blessed me with creative inspiration and here's something I whipped up in a few minutes for lunch yesterday. 

For the marzipan lover's out there, these delightful little pop in your mouth buttons are delicious and decadent. The marzipan pairs well with dark chocolate and the juicy fresh raspberry in the middle is a lovely surprise! :-)

Makes approx 12 pieces.

12 fresh raspberries
1/2 bar dark chocolate (low sugar)
Approx 1 1/2 cup ground almonds
Approx 2 TBSP honey with a light flavor
Approx 1 tsp vanilla essence or powder
2 TBSP carob powder/cocoa to dust

Melt chocolate in a double boiler over hot water.

Mix ground almonds, honey and vanilla essence into a medium firm fondant. Shape into small balls and press lightly between palms to make into a thick button shape. Roll in cocoa or carob powder. Press an indent into middle and wedge a fresh raspberry into it.

Place of waxed paper and spoon melted chocolate on top. Allow to cool and harden. I put it into the freezer for 10 minutes or so to speed up the process. 

Serve once chocolate coating has hardened. I could say this serves 4 people, but you may be in danger of eating them all yourself, so better double the recipe! ;-)

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