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.
On to the Guinness Truffles recipe
You will notice that my Guinness truffles don’t look like the ones in the photo above. That is because, even though I converted ingredient amounts from metric measurements, I must have been half asleep or Christopher must have been regaling me with a story that made me laugh so hard, tears blurred my vision. Whatever it was, I didn’t convert the measurement correctly.
Or it might be that the recipe called for ‘cream’ and I used light cream instead of heavy cream, which they may have intended?
Whatever it is, I could not roll these into balls. No way. I’ve made this recipe multiple times and I’ve never been able to roll them. I’m content with spooning the Guinness truffles into little cupcake cups.
First up, I cracked open a bottle of Guinness and poured it into my nifty measuring glass. The recipe called for 100 ml and luckily the cup has a ml measurement!
Pouring isn’t Easy
Do you know how hard it is to pour exactly 100 ml? I do! I seemed to always pour just a little too much. So of course, I had to take small sips to get it to the exact measurement. It took a few tries, but I got it! I lift the measuring glass and salute my friend who loves Guinness! This recipe is for you Surfgirl!
I also measured out 400 ml of cream. I just used that little measuring glass 4 times. I’m so smart!
I took a heavy saucepan and poured in the cream and the Guinness beer and as I bring them to a light boil on medium heat, I get the chocolate ready.
I used 2 bars of Ghirardelli 60% cocoa baking chocolate combined with some 60% cocoa Ghirardelli chocolate chips. The recipe called for 1 kilogram of dark chocolate, which converts to 35.27 ounces. I used 36 ounces just to be safe and because well, it’s chocolate.
Once the cream and the beer came to a boil, I add them to the mixture, along with the zest of one orange.
I stir until all the chocolate melts and looks like the photo below.
Yum, yum! Makes me want to dip my finger in.
Next, I let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes before scooping some chocolate truffles mixture into the baby muffin cups.
I sprinkle some coconut flakes on the Guinness truffles, but I 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.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
Please leave me a comment. What is your favorite truffle to eat?
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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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