Chocolate and beer are a natural pairing, especially dark beers. The toasted coffee and chocolate notes highlight those same flavor components in the chocolate itself. In other words, you do not really taste the beer but rather the chocolate tastes more chocolaty. These chocolate and beer recipes give you a wide range to experiment with to see which combination you like best. Any one of these treats would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
Baked Guinness Donut Holes
Recipe from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Whether you call them mini muffins or donut holes, this chocolaty treat is definitely St. Patrick's Day worthy. These donut holes are moist with just a subtle hint of beer. Both the both and the glaze are flavored with Guinness. You can enjoy these for breakfast or as a small treat after a traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage.
Porter Mousse Tart with Potato Chip Crust
Recipe from The Beeroness
Porter mousse tart is a sweet and salty dessert that pairs perfectly with your favorite dark beer. Instead of a pastry crust or graham cracker crust, this recipe utilizes crumbled potato chips as the base. You can use any porter-style beer for this recipe but you might want to look for one brewed with chocolate or coffee to compliment the other flavors in the mousse.
Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake
Recipe from Culinary Cory
A bundt cake is an easy celebratory dessert that looks naturally beautifully without much effort. You can use a classic mold or a more ornamental one for this recipe. Moreover, the ganache adds a lovely sheen and adds an extra special touch.
Chocolate Stout Brownies
Recipe from Jacquilyn in the Kitchen
Who can turn down a homemade fudgy, intensely chocolate brownie? No one. These onyx colored brownies get their rich chocolate flavor from a combination of black cocoa powder and dark beer. If you love dark chocolate, this recipe is a must-make for you. Salted caramel whipped cream is served on the side as a flavor contrast to these deep dark brownies.