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A mound of hop flavored dark chocolate truffles rests on a pile of hop leaves and hop bines.
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Hop Flavored Dark Chocolate Truffles

Hops are capable of imparting intense flavours into food and beverage - which works really well with dark chocolate!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French, Gluten-free
Servings: 35 Truffles
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Marie Porter

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Hershey Special Dark chips
  • ¾ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 Fresh Hop Cones Crushed (we used Centennial)*
  • 2 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tablespoon Butter
  • Cocoa – We used Hershey’s Special Dark

Instructions

  • Place chocolate chips into a glass mixing bowl, and set aside.
  • On stovetop, bring heavy whipping cream, hop cones, sugar, and butter to a light simmer. Remove from heat, allow to steep for 10 minutes. Once steeping time is complete, bring to just a simmer again.
  • Strain hot cream mixture into bowl of chocolate chips, discarding hop cones/leaves. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. Starting in the middle of the bowl, slowly start stirring the chocolate and cream until all of the chocolate is melted the cream disappeared into it – it should be smooth.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, preferably resting right on top of the surface – this prevents a skin from forming while it cools.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least an hour or two, until it’s pretty solid.
  • Once solid, scoop out small balls (a teaspoon or so), and roll them into balls. Try to handle the chocolate as quickly as possible, or it will melt.
  • Then, roll them in cocoa and eat them!

Notes

* Hops can vary wildly in size and flavor. Be sure to taste as you go – you may not want to use the whole 10 minute steeping time. If you don’t have access to whole dried hop cones, you can use ¼ teaspoon – ½ teaspoon of hop pellets! It doesn’t take much, so your next batch of homebrew won’t miss it!

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg