These decadent Guinness truffles are so fudgy and satisfyingly delicious, that even though you’ll want more than one, you don’t have to eat it because it will satisfy your sweet tooth!
The Plight of a Food Blogger
Sometimes writing this blog requires a lot from me. I mean, how would you like it if you had to take a bite out of most things you cook before you can photograph it?
Or sip a cocktail at 11:00 a.m. because you have to check quality control?
Those days are when the job is tough. But I accept my plight, because it would be cruel of me to ask Christopher to sip a cocktail or bite into something just so I can photograph it.
I just do it myself, mostly.
Aren’t I nice not burdening Christopher? 🙂
Full disclosure: this is not my recipe. When Christopher and I went on our Ireland trip, we toured the Guinness storehouse and they give out free recipe cards. I grabbed them all in my hot little hands because I’m all for free and, oh yeah, the recipes looked awesome.
This truffle recipe was on one of the cards. I also took a recipe card for a delish looking Guinness chocolate mousse.
How to make Guinness Truffles
I’ve been making these truffles for a few years now and I have never been able to roll them in balls. I always fill little muffin cups with the truffle batter.
Process shots for GT:
- Recipe card leaning against a Guinness beer
- Guinness measured out and light cream
- 60% cocoa bars cut up, 60% chocolate chips and an orange
- All the ingredients melted in a sauce pan
- Guinness truffles spooned into muffin cups
- Pour the cream and Guinness beer in a sauce pan and bring it to slight boil
- Add the zest of one orange and all the chocolate to the cream and stir until melted
- Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes
- Spoon Guinness truffles into small muffin cups
- Sprinkle some of the truffles with coconut and leave some plain
Anticipation of eating the Guinness Truffles
All that is left is to place the pans in the refrigerator to let the chocolate truffles set. It takes 1 – 2 long excruciating hours until you can eat one.
I place the Guinness chocolate truffles on two dishes, getting ready to serve them.
I had to bite into a chocolate truffle.
I did ask Christopher if he wanted to bite one for the shot, but he declined.
I shook my head in disbelief before I snatched one of the Guinness truffles off the plate and bit into it. I hand it to Christopher so I could take the photo.
Mmmm. The flavor of orange in the chocolate is simply marvelous!! Wait until you taste these delicious Guiness truffles.
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These decadent Guinness truffles are so satisfying. Small enough that you don't feel guilty eating one.....or two.......
- 1 kg dark chocolate broken into smaller pieces for easy melting ( I used 36 ounces)
- 400 ml cream 1.69 cups
- 100 ml Guinness Stout
- 1 zest orange
- 3 tablespoons Shredded coconut for garnish
- In a saucepan, on medium heat, bring cream and Guinness to a light boil
- Add chopped up chocolate and zest of orange
- Stir until chocolate melted
- Take pan off of the burner and let mixture cool
- Either roll into balls or spoon into little muffin cups
- If you roll them, place in coconut and roll them around until fully coated
- If you use muffin cups, sprinkle coconut on the chocolate mixture
- Place in refrigerator for 1 - 2 hours to set the chocolate
- Dance a happy dance