Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chocolate Beer Truffles

Who loves chocolate truffles? Okay, now that everyone has their hands raised ... keep them raised if you don't mind a tasty hoppy treat too (beer). I thought so, most of us!

It's Milwaukee Beer Week so what better time to make a beer dessert. Being pregnant I don't get to celebrate beer week like I have in years past, stopping at different bars and restaurants to try the latest and greatest from breweries from all around America.

This year, I am simply bringing beer week to my kitchen and cooking with beer. Beer is one of those ingredients that it's just fun to sneak a little in a recipe. In these truffles, you don't get an overwhelming beer taste for those few people who actually put their hands down earlier, but what you get is a little extra fun and unique flavor that will leave a smile on your face.

Chocolate Beer Truffles

Don't forget to serve these with a glass of the beer you made them with!

Cheers! Prost! Or if you are my Polish husband, Na Zdrowie!

Chocolate Beer Truffles

Makes 16 truffles

4 oz bittersweet chocolate
2 1/2 oz cream cheese
3 oz beer, I prefer a dark porter. I used our recently brewed Chai Bourbon Porter ... yum!

Topping Suggestions
Cocoa Powder
Powdered Sugar

Melt chocolate over a double boiler. Once it has melted, take off of the heat and add in cream cheese and mix thoroughly. Finally, stir in the beer.

Chocolate Beer Truffles Boiler

Chocolate Beer Truffles Boiler

Chocolate Beer Truffles Mixture

Refrigerate for about an hour or until firm. Form into 1 in balls and sprinkle with your desired topping(s).

If you aren't going to serve them right away, keep them refrigerated and dust with a topping just before serving.

Chocolate Beer Truffles

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