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Chocolate and stout…that’s what love is about!

Indulge your sweetheart (or office mates!) with decadent truffles this Valentine’s Day. As a nod to our North Loop neighbor, Fulton Brewery, we chose their Worthy Adversary Stout for this recipe.

Chocolate Stout Truffles

Ingredients:

Creamy Centers

1/4 cup Nutella spread
6 oz. milk chocolate, coarsely chopped

Truffle Filling

1 1/2 cups (1 bottle) Fulton Worthy Adversary Stout beer
12 oz. good quality chocolate (60% cocoa content), chopped

Coating

8 oz. good quality chocolate (from a shiny bar, this means it has previously been tempered) can be milk, dark or white chocolate

Directions:

Creamy Centers

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat milk chocolate and Nutella in microwave for 30 seconds or until just melted. Stir until completely combined. With a teaspoon portion 36 1/2” dollops on parchment. Leave in the freezer for 1 hour, until frozen.

Truffle Filling

Add the beer to a pot over high heat. Reduce by half (about 3/4 cup remaining), stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and add the chocolate. Stir until smooth and melted.

Allow to cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Use a melon baller to scoop out a small amount of chocolate. Remove centers from freezer. Sandwich one dollop in the middle of the truffle mixture and roll into a ball with your hands. Chill for 20 minutes to an hour.

Coating

Heat chocolate in double boiler, on low. Stir until the chocolate is just melted. Remove from heat. Roll each truffle ball in melted chocolate until coated.

Place on parchment paper, sprinkle with desired topping. Chill until ready to serve.

Topping Ideas

Cocoa powder
Coconut shavings
Chopped nuts
Crumbled bacon
Crushed pretzels
Crushed candy cane
Sprinkles
Crushed toffee
Caramel drizzle
Sea salt

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