Raspberry Truffle Brownies

I don’t know about you guys, but my local grocery store has been getting in some gorgeous berries the past couple weeks. It’s my idea of California Dreamin’ in these bleak winter months. What a wonderful state – right? To produce this kind of produce all year long? Seems like the cold has finally REALLY set in here, and I’m ready to pack my bags!

So, yeah – these brownies. They’re nothing short of amazing. I changed the original recipe up a bit by adding whole raspberries to the brownie batter, and also by adding some pureed berries in place of the raspberry jam in the topping. The result was a moist chocolate brownie, studded with tart raspberries – and topped with a not-to-sweet raspberry chocolate frosting. That’s important, because I was a bit concerned they’d be too sweet – but it really was just right.

These would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, but honestly I don’t think you’ll want to wait another month and a half to make these. If the berries in your store are looking good, pick some up and make them this weekend. You won’t regret it!