Bailey’s Irish Cream Dark Chocolate Truffles

Bailey's Irish Cream Dark Chocolate Truffles

Bailey’s Irish Cream dark chocolate truffles. Oh Lord, help me. These are amazing. You must trust me on this one. Due to my crazy schedule as of late, this will probably be the only St. Patrick’s Day recipe I can get up, but at least it’s a good one, right?! And the best thing about these is that they are so rich and decadent, you won’t need to eat many to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Bailey's Irish Cream Dark Chocolate Truffles

The prep for these truffles is super easy. The hard part comes when you are ready to roll them. I don’t think I have ever made more of a mess in my life. Like ever. I highly recommend using a melon baller or a small cookie scoop for this. I had neither, so I used a 1/2 tbs. sized measuring spoon and I had a hard time getting the chocolate out of it. I wanted to really be able to taste the Bailey’s so I added about 4 tablespoons, but you can easily adjust this to meet your own taste. I went for dark chocolate because well, it’s my favorite, but you could also use milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate. Whatever you go with though, don’t skimp on the quality. I think the quality of the chocolate really makes a difference with these. And how great would this be with different liqueurs? Experiment away!

Bailey's Irish Cream Dark Chocolate Truffles

Bailey's Irish Cream Dark Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 10 oz. good quality dark chocolate
  • 3-4 tbs. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • sprinkles, nonpareils, cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the heavy cream until it is heated through.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the chocolate. Pour the heated heavy cream over the chocolate. Whisk together until the chocolate is completely melted. Stir in the Bailey’s Irish Cream. Cover and refrigerate for a least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
  3. Lay out a sheet of wax paper on the counter. Using a melon baller or small cookie scoop, scoop out about 2 tsp. of the chocolate at a time. Roll the chocolate into a ball and dip into desired toppings such as sprinkles or cocoa powder.* (see note)
  4. Store the truffles in the fridge until ready to serve.

If you choose to use your hands to shape the truffles, I recommend rubbing some oil on your hands to help keep the chocolate from sticking to your hands. The easiest way to do this is to cover your hands in cocoa powder and then roll, however, if you do it this way, you won’t be able to use sprinkles.

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Bailey's Irish Cream Dark Chocolate Truffles

Bailey's Irish Cream Dark Chocolate Truffles

Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day recipes?:
Irish Cream No-Bake Cheesecakes
Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread Scones

   

22 comments

  1. What gorgeous festive treats my friend :D

    Cheers
    CCU

  2. Oh yum! I LOVE Bailey’s Irish Cream and in Truffles! Ummm, yes please! Great recipe!!!!

  3. Lord.Help.ME is right!

  4. Looks like a lovely pot o gold to me!! Hardy hardy harrrr! ;)

  5. Oh man these sound awesome! I have some extra Baileys right now too (I bought it to make cupcakes) .. I’m thinking I should put it to use to make these truffles!

  6. St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t really move me like the other holidays. These little truffles though are another story. I shall have a dozen.

  7. Omggggg these look incredible!! I just ran out of Baileys (too much hot chocolate + Bailey’s this winter!) and I think this gives me the perfect reason to re-stock!

  8. You know I love Baileys, so I’ll take a dozen please?! :) They look fabulous!!

  9. What a fun way to dress delicious chocolate truffles. I love that you used baileys Irish cream for these truffles. Very festive!

  10. Brilliant idea! I love how perfectly festive they are!

  11. These look so addicting to have around the house!

  12. So rich, so exquisite and so Irish! LOVE these truffles!

  13. Oh these are just too cute!!! I am sure they would be so delicious! I haven’t made truffles for ages. I will have to give this a go.

  14. Well you know I love me some boozy truffles:)

  15. Oh, I totally trust you… they look that good. What a festive treat. :)

  16. I want these now! Why oh why did I give up sugar this month! Silly me didn’t realized it was st pattys day AND easter! I cannot wait to make these! Youre brilliant!

  17. These are the perfect celebratory sweet finale for this Sunday’s St. Pat’s party! Can’t wait to try them!

  18. Oh yum! I’ve been on the hunt for something sweet to make for st patricks day– these definitely make the cut!

  19. yummy, these truffles look perfect!

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