60 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls

60 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls - This Gal Cooks #breakfast #chocolateliquor #sweetrolls

60 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Start your morning with these tasty 60 minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls. Made with chocolate liquor, frozen raspberries and dough that requires no rise time!

It’s that time again..time for the Spiked Recipe Challenge recipes to start rolling out. This month’s booze of choice: chocolate liquor. I opted for Godiva Chocolate Liquor. I typically don’t purchase liquors so I bought a small bottle of the Godiva liquor. After tasting it, I think I would have been fine opting for the large bottle. That stuff is darn good!

I battled with myself on what I was going to make with the chocolate liquor. Cupcakes, cookie bars, french toast, oh my. I settled on neither of those but instead on 60 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls. Wanna know a secret? This was my first attempt at making any type of sweet roll. I’ve never made cinnamon rolls from scratch. Never made sweet rolls. It just seems like so much work…for such a simple treat. But alas, I found a sweet dough recipe from my friend Gloria from Simply Gloria. You can see it here. I made a few changes because I did not have all of the ingredients required for the dough. But it still worked out well. The entire process took less than 2 hours.

60 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls - This Gal Cooks #breakfast #chocolateliquor #sweetrolls

I started out by prepping the dough, which basically consisted of mixing milk, water, sugar and yeast and letting it sit for 15 minutes. While that action was going on, I made the raspberry filling, which consists of frozen raspberries, chocolate liquor, cornstarch and sugar. By then, the water/milk/yeast mixture was ready. I prepared the dough, rolled it out, slathered some butter, the raspberry mixture and some chocolate chips on it.

60 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls - This Gal Cooks #breakfast #chocolateliquor #sweetrolls

Here’s where the messy part comes in. Rolling it up. I don’t know if I rolled my dough too thin or if I put too much topping on it. Whatever the case, it was a huge mess after rolling it up. I had to sort of reassemble the little rolls after slicing each one. It wasn’t too hard to do but it sure was messy. There was raspberry filling all over my counter! Seriously, it looked like I had just butchered meat on my counter. Red raspberries. Yeah, you get it.

60 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls - This Gal Cooks #breakfast #chocolateliquor #sweetrolls

I placed the little rolls in a 13×9 foil lined pan and then baked for about 35 minutes. Towards the end of the baking process, I covered the rolls with foil because they were starting to brown. OH, and I while these little sweet rolls were baking, I made a delicious glaze with confectioners sugar, half and half and chocolate liquor. YUM! Eat your heart out, baby.

60 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12 rolls
For the dough
  • 1 packet of dry active yeast
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ C milk
  • 1¼ C water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ C granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 - 4½ C all purpose flour
For the filling
  • 1 10oz package of frozen raspberries
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp Godiva chocolate liquor
  • ¾ C semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus for for topping
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ C melted butter
For the glaze
  • 1 C confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp half and half
  • 1 tbsp Godiva chocolate liquor
  1. Mix together the milk and water. Heat to 115 degrees. Add the sugar and yeast and set aside for 15 minutes. Once the yeast has foamed up, mix in the honey. Add the mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Add 3 C of all purpose flour, ¼ C granulated sugar, the beaten eggs and the salt. Mix on low the using the dough hook. Add the rest of the flour, mixing for another 5 minutes. Gradually add more flour, if needed, until the dough is elastic and does not stay stuck to the mixing bowl.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a floured surface. Allow to rest for 5 - 10 minutes.
  4. While the dough is resting, prepare the raspberry filling. Mix together the raspberries, chocolate liquor, 2 tbsp granulated sugar and cornstarch in a sauce pan. Heat over medium low and cook until thickened, about 5 -10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Roll out the dough into a 10x12 rectangle. Brush with the melted butter and then top with the raspberry filling and semi sweet chocolate chips. Roll into a jelly roll shape.
  6. Slice into 12 slices. Place in a foil lined 13x9 baking pan.
  7. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Cover with foil if the tops start to brown before baking is done.
  8. While the rolls are baking, prepare the glaze. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the confectioners sugar, half and half and 1 tbsp of chocolate liquor. Place in a zip lock bag.
  9. After the rolls are done baking, remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack. After cooling, cut the corner off of the zip lock bag and drizzle the glaze over the rolls.
Dough recipe adapted from Simply Gloria
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 roll

60 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls - This Gal Cooks #breakfast #chocolateliquor #sweetrolls

Spiked Recipe Challenge: Chocolate Liquor

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  1. says

    Julie, these are not only gorgeous, but they look absolutely divine! Loving the filling you created. I have to say, you’re a Sweet Roll Pro! I’m happy you liked the dough recipe. :)

    • says

      Aww, thank you, Gloria! Ha, you should have seen my kitchen counter after I rolled these up. It was a mess! But I still had fun making them. Thank you again for sharing your dough recipe with me. I think I’m going to use it to make cinnamon rolls one day soon. MMMM CINNAMON ROLLS! :)

  2. says

    Holy Cow Julie, these just look like trouble ready to happen in the morning. Sweet rolls, chocolate liquor and chocolate. YUM! Awesome picks too girl, my vote is you for the winner of the spiked challenge!

    • says

      LOL, thank you, Krista! Unfortunately, I am not eligible to win since I am a host! Thank you so much for stopping by. While these were so messy to make, they were definitely worth it!

  3. says

    Wow! These look so pillowy and yummy! I love little bottles of alcohol. My dad picks up one or two for me every time he is at the party store. It’s a great way to try different things.

    • says

      It sure is! I didn’t get the super tiny bottles but I got the bottle that is probably half of what the larger bottle is. I almost got the tiny bottles but I am kinda glad I got one a little bigger than those. This chocolate liquor is GOOD! Never had it before until I made these rolls! Thanks for stopping by, Laura!

  4. Kim@womaninthemid.com says

    Those rolls look so amazing! My mouth was watering just looking at the photos!

    Just getting in my Sits comment love a little early!

  5. says

    These rolls look incredible Julie! They turned out so soft and pillowy and the filling sounds heavenly – great job girl and stunning pics :)

  6. says

    Julie, wow, these look and sound just fabulous! I love raspberries and I am sure these taste even more delicious than they look! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and pinning! Have a happy Tuesday – just a few more days to the week! :)

    • says

      Thank you, Cindy! YES! Vacation starts soon. Although, right now, I am home sick from work. I think I may have bronchitis. Crazy coughing to the point that my chest and throat are sore. But no stuffy nose or anything so I don’t think it’s a cold! Have a good week, Cindy! :)

  7. says

    Gah! These look delicious! I’ve pinned and bookmarked. The husband is off from work tomorrow due to snow and ice. I think this looks like the perfect recipe to try on his off day. He agrees! Love your blog lady. :)
    New friend visiting from SITS :)

    • says

      Hi Kesha! Thank you so much for stopping by! Ha, my boyfriend loved these! He ate two right after I made them, two another time and even ate one with dinner the other night! I hope you enjoy them. Stay warm in that cold weather! :)

  8. says

    Oh. my. goodness. Heavenly, I can smell them through the screen. A spiked recipe challenge sounds like my kinda party here. You might actually get me to bake something!

    Yay for #SITSBlogging! Your blog is super yummy!

  9. says

    Oh my lawd!! This looks amazing Julie! I need to made sweet rolls this weekend. I’ve been eying Gloria’s recipe ever since she did the red velvet one. Raspberry and chocolate and liquor?? I’m so so in!! Pinned!

  10. says

    These 60 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Sweet Rolls look great. I bet they’re delicious as well. I love the ingredients used…definitely some of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

  11. says

    I am so unbelievably impressed. and want to make/eat/bathe in these right now.
    ok that was gross, but you get the picture. They look amazing. I’m off to figure out how to vegan-ify these right now!


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