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.
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what kind of beer, though?
Dark beers go best with chocolate-a stout or porter. I don’t recommend any light beers like pilsners or even ales.
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.
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!!
*MEN and women… sorry!
Yum! These would be perfect for the Super Bowl!
I don’t know you, but I already hate you. And by hate, I mean love. =)
What a brilliant idea!! LOVE it! And the photo is stunning too!
i’m thinking a beer with coffee or vanilla flavors would be an unstoppable combo
These sound irresistible and what an amazing dessert to please everyone!
I don’t drink beer, but these sound really good.
Yum! These sound fabulous!
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!
These sound so rich and delicious! I love the idea of beer–it must really add a depth of flavor to these truffles!
What a fabulous idea!!! I can’t wait to try these!!
…and the good part is you can finish the open can of beer while making the truffles… 🙂
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!
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!
Wow – never thought to use beer in a truffle! Great recipe!
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!
Meagan-I’m so glad to hear that! The possibilities are endless aren’t they? Enjoy!
I would like to try these rolled in some finely chopped “Pig Candy”.