Just in Time for Oktoberfest: Chocolate Beer Truffles

January 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.

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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.

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Procedure

  1. 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.)
  2. Let the chocolate and cream heat up for 3 minutes. Whisk mixture until fully incorporated.
  3. Remove the bowl from the heat and let it cool for about 20 minutes. Slowly stir in the beer.
  4. Pour the finished mixture into a shallow dish and cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  6. 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.
  7. Dust truffles with unsweetened cocoa powder to finish, chill until ready to serve.

Notes
•  If the truffles seem too soft, you can place the truffles in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden them a little bit more for easier molding.
•  If you don’t have a melon-baller, just use a regular spoon to get the more rustic truffle shapes.
•  Pair this sweet treat with a dark brewsky for extra yumminess!

Sabrina Go SEE AUTHOR Sabrina Go

Sabrina is a self-proclaimed super mom who juggles work, family life, and a passion for gastronomical exploration. Her social media persona, Sinfully Sabrina, is an ever-dependable host who likes to entertain friends and family with hearty and indulgent dishes. Not having professional culinary training doesn't stop this kitchen maven. Her fancy for food even landed her a brief stint in a reality show-based cooking competition. Although that experience was short-lived, it led her to her current profession as an account manager for premier food and lifestyle channels in Asia.

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14 responses to “Just in Time for Oktoberfest: Chocolate Beer Truffles”

  1. Maureen Antoinette says:

    Are you not giving away any? hahaha

  2. derp says:

    Where do you guys get your heavy cream? It needs to be 35% milk fat right??

    • Sabrina Go says:

      Hi Derp! Heavy cream is a better option in making truffles but the closest alternative and is essentially the same (also more commonly found in groceries) is whipping cream. Yes, heavy cream has 35% milk fat and whipping cream has about 30% milk fat but both will do the job for this truffle recipe. Hope this helps! Thank you!:)

      • Carla says:

        Hi! I’m also interested where to buy heavy cream. Been looking for that and all I can see is yeah, whipping cream. I’m sorry but you didn’t answer Derp’s question. Again, where to buy heavy cream? Thank you so much!

        • Sabrina Go says:

          Hi Carla! You can easily find it in the groceries nowadays. Usually the brands available are Anchor, President’s, Elle & Vire. Even if you just find whipping cream, it should work just fine. If you really want to use heavy cream strictly, try going to specialty baking supply stores such as The Cocoa Pantry, Dough-It-All, Chocolate Lovers, Love2Bake, etc. Thanks!:)

  3. Carl Tomacruz says:

    Stella Artois doesn’t have that much flavor. I recommend using dark ale, such as Guiness, or dark lager like Paulaner Dunkel and Cerveza Negra.

    • Sabrina Go says:

      Hi Carl! Yes, you’re absolutely correct, a better alternative for beer is the darker varieties. Stella Artois is what I had on-hand but the flavor was there but just subtle hint. 🙂

  4. Mikka Wee says:

    I wonder if you can actually get drunk on these. Fat, yes. Drunk, perhaps? Hmmm.

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