German Chocolate Stout Truffles



This recipes combines two of my dad's favorite things: German Chocolate Cake and Irish beer. He is half German and half Irish, which makes this the perfect gift for him on Father's Day. On the family trip to Ireland, my dad was beaming with excitement as we toured the factory where Guinness is made. After seeing how much he enjoyed it, I knew I had to create a custom treat for him. If you dad is anything like mine, he may love these.

Yield: Makes 2 to 3 dozen truffles


Things you'll need

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Seeds of ¼ vanilla bean
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup stout beer (Guinness)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 9 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups ground pecans


  • Medium heavy-bottomed stainless-steel saucepan (do not use a nonstick pan)
  • Candy thermometer

Let's get started!

  1. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, mix the sugar, lemon juice and water. Set over medium heat and bring to 340F, stirring constantly with a heat-resistant spatula.
  2. Remove from the heat. Carefully whisk in the heavy cream. The mixture will bubble rapidly and steam.
  3. Whisk in the vanilla seeds, salt, Guinness, and butter until combined.
  4. Add 8 ounces of the chopped chocolate to the mixture and let melt, 1 to 3 minutes. Stir until smooth.
  5. Fold in the coconut and remaining 1 ounce chocolate.
  6. Pour into a heatproof container and refrigerate until set, 2 hours.

Time to decorate!

  1. Put the ground pecans in a shallow bowl.
  2. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the chocolate truffles mixture and roll it into a ball, then roll in the ground pecans until fully covered. Repeat with the remaining truffle mixture.




Written By Rosanna Pansino