Chocolate Beer Truffles

I love chocolate and I love beer. Put the two together and I am down for the count. I made these over the weekend and ended up eating nearly half of them. Ten, yes, 10 truffles later, 30 minutes lost and two days’ work gone, I am wearing my fat jeans. My skinny jeans with the stretched seams are now buried under some mismatched socks.

Okay, so maybe the debut of the fat jeans doesn’t completely coincide with the truffle-fest, but word of warning — these are addictive so try to eat them in the presence of others so you don’t end up inhaling them like I did. On that note, they’re perfect for a super bowl party — what’s better than  beer and chocolate in the same mouthful?

Chocolate Beer Truffles

Makes 28 1/2inch Truffles

· 9 oz. dark chocolate, 65% cacao

· ½ cup heavy cream

· 3 tablespoons of beer

· 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, Dutch process

1. Place chocolate and heavy cream in a heat-proof bowl over (not on) simmering water. Let chocolate and cream heat up for 3 minutes untouched. After 3 minutes whisk mixture until fully incorporated. Remove bowl from heat and let cool for 20-30 minutes. Slowly and gently stir in beer. Pour finished mixture into a flat casserole pan. Cover the surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.

2. Remove chilled truffle mixture. Using a melon-baller, scoop out chocolate rounds. Finish forming truffles by hand and place on parchment-lined bakesheet. Dust truffles with unsweetened cocoa powder to finish.

A few notes:

1. Your palate your preference, so use any beer you enjoy.

2. Keep a wet towel near to wipe your hands between each truffle for ease of rolling.

More Chocolate-y Alcohol-y goodness from Sweet Fiend:
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  • erica January 26, 2011  

    what kind of beer, though?

  • Sweet Fiend January 26, 2011  

    Hi Erica,

    Dark beers go best with chocolate-a stout or porter. I don’t recommend any light beers like pilsners or even ales.

    Happy truffling!

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies January 26, 2011  

    These sound pretty tasty. We’ll be away for Super Bowl, but I’m going to keep these in my hat for a different party.

  • Amanda January 26, 2011  

    WOW!! This recipe is brilliant. Its like the the perfect, and I mean PERFECT, item to serve at any party with me and women!! I would love to see more of anything this contributor has to offer… just wow!!

  • Amanda January 26, 2011  

    *MEN and women… sorry!

  • Tracy January 26, 2011  

    Yum! These would be perfect for the Super Bowl!

  • forkitude January 26, 2011  

    I don’t know you, but I already hate you. And by hate, I mean love. =)

  • Wenderly January 26, 2011  

    What a brilliant idea!! LOVE it! And the photo is stunning too!

  • gansie January 26, 2011  

    i’m thinking a beer with coffee or vanilla flavors would be an unstoppable combo

  • Jamie | My Baking Addiction January 26, 2011  

    These sound irresistible and what an amazing dessert to please everyone!

  • Cupcake Activist January 26, 2011  

    I don’t drink beer, but these sound really good.

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 26, 2011  

    Yum! These sound fabulous!

  • Deborah Dowd January 27, 2011  

    Sounds like a really unique idea- though I would not have thought of combining the two. I agree- a natural for the Super Bowl- maybe with some Iron City beer!

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  • Megan January 30, 2011  

    These sound so rich and delicious! I love the idea of beer–it must really add a depth of flavor to these truffles!

  • TidyMom February 1, 2011  

    What a fabulous idea!!! I can’t wait to try these!!

  • Katie February 1, 2011  

    …and the good part is you can finish the open can of beer while making the truffles… :)

  • cookman73 February 1, 2011  

    Depending on where you live, and what variety of beer is available to you, you could really make this excellent with a chocolate porter or chocolate bock. A vanilla or coffee beer, I agree, would also make these amazing. What about a rasberry or cherry beer – ok ok, now I’m drooling! Awesome recipe – going to try these!

  • Dan February 1, 2011  

    These sound amazing!!! Im going to make these with two different beers. Guiness or Murphy’s for the first batch and then another batch with a beer called Black Butte Porter (this porter is brewed with chocolate) so it’ll pair perfect with this recipe!!! Hopefully it turns out good!

  • Kristen February 2, 2011  

    Wow – never thought to use beer in a truffle! Great recipe!

  • Meagan February 2, 2011  

    I made these last Thursday and they were so delicious! They were insanely easy to make and everyone loved them! I chose the Jacobite ale from Traquair Brewery (tasty Christmas gift from husband). It worked really well with the chocolate. I will definitely be making these again!

  • Sweet Fiend February 2, 2011  

    Meagan-I’m so glad to hear that! The possibilities are endless aren’t they? Enjoy!

  • Sam November 10, 2013  

    I would like to try these rolled in some finely chopped “Pig Candy”.

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