Chocolate Raspberry Jelly Sticks Recipe
- 6 ounces dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips or pieces
- 2 Tablespoons shortening
- 2 ounces paraffin, optional
- 1 cup raspberry puree, canned or homemade
- 2 cups water
- 5 – 3 oz. packages raspberry flavored jello mix
- 12 ounces dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips or pieces
- 3 Tablespoons shortening
- 4 ounces paraffin, optional
**The paraffin helps the chocolate set better and gives your chocolate raspberry jelly sticks a firmer finish.
Step 1. Line a 9×13 pan with aluminum foil or waxed paper.
Melt the ingredients for the first layer in a double boiler over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
Remove melted chocolate from heat and allow to cool slightly. Pour chocolate in prepared pan and spread it evenly. Place in refrigerator to cool completely.
Step 2. In a saucepan combine raspberry puree and water. Bring to a boil then remove from heat. Stir in jello until completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
Pour jello mixture over bottom layer and refrigerate, uncovered, until set. This will probably take about 4 hours.
Step 3. This third layer can be finished two different ways, depending on what you want for your finished candy.
The quick and easy way is to simply melt the ingredients like you did for the first layer, cool slightly, and pour it over the top of the jelly layer. Chill until set, and slice into squares or sticks.
The second method is a bit more fiddly, but looks nicer. Instead of pouring the melted chocolate on top of the whole pan, you need to remove the candy from the pan to a flat surface. Cut candy in pieces and then individually dip each piece and place on a waxed paper lined tray to set. This way your chocolate raspberry jelly sticks will be completely covered in chocolate. You could also just set the pieces slightly apart on the waxed paper and spoon a bit of melted chocolate over each piece to cover. Chill until set.
Try it both ways and see which you are more comfortable with.
Tasty Tip: You can make different flavors by simply changing the puree and jelly flavors to suit your taste and mood.