Just in Time for Oktoberfest: Chocolate Beer TrufflesJanuary 16, 2019
Sometimes, after a long tiring day where the universe seems to have stuck a giant Kick Me! sign on your back, you just want to relax and indulge in some dark chocolate-y goodness. There are few things in this world that are as yummy and comforting. Plus, did you know it’s healthy too? Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, has been shown to lower blood pressure, and fight certain kinds of heart disease.
Beer, on the other hand, does not enjoy the same superfood reputation as dark chocolate. Still, it’s just as beloved for turning bad and horrible days into tolerable and survivable challenges. The science of behind its creation is fascinating, and the depths of flavor it can achieve is truly astounding.
Pairing chocolate with beer is not an obvious mash-up for most people, but it’s nonetheless a scrumptious combination. Chocolate lovers and beer lovers (and those who love both) can now enjoy their addictions together. If you’re still skeptical, we promise that our Chocolate Beer Truffles will make a believer out of you.
Chocolate Beer Truffles
Total Time: 35 mins + 3 hours chilling time || Yield: 20-25 truffles
- 10 oz. dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3-4 tbsp of beer (use your favorite beer, I used Stella Artois for this recipe)
- Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting
- Place the chocolate and heavy cream in a heat-proof bowl or double broiler over simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.)
- Let the chocolate and cream heat up for 3 minutes. Whisk mixture until fully incorporated.
- Remove the bowl from the heat and let it cool for about 20 minutes. Slowly stir in the beer.
- Pour the finished mixture into a shallow dish and cover with plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
- Take the truffle mixture from the refrigerator. Using a melon-baller, scoop out the truffles. Form the truffles by hand and place them on a parchment-lined bake sheet.
- Dust truffles with unsweetened cocoa powder to finish, chill until ready to serve.