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.