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Chocolate Beer Truffles

Posted by on January 26 2011 in Featured, Recipe

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:
Chocolate Frangelico Truffles
Mudslide Cupcakes
Irish Cake Bombs

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23 Responses leave one →
  1. January 26, 2011

    what kind of beer, though?

  2. Sweet Fiend permalink*
    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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!

  5. January 26, 2011

    *MEN and women… sorry!

  6. January 26, 2011

    Yum! These would be perfect for the Super Bowl!

  7. January 26, 2011

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

  8. January 26, 2011

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

  9. January 26, 2011

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

  10. January 26, 2011

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

  11. January 26, 2011

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

  12. January 26, 2011

    Yum! These sound fabulous!

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. February 1, 2011

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

  16. February 1, 2011

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

  17. cookman73 permalink
    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!

  18. 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!

  19. February 2, 2011

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

  20. Meagan permalink
    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!

  21. Sweet Fiend permalink*
    February 2, 2011

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

  22. November 10, 2013

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

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