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Baileys chocolate truffles

Baileys chocolate truffles

At this time of year the kitchen is in a constant state of production, with getting ready for the big day, all the events in the lead-up and a bit of pre-planning for New Years celebrating.  There’s a temptation for each creation to become more complex and impressive than the last.  These Baileys chocolate truffles take a step back, on texture and flavour, and on the treat scale they’re right up there but they are very simple to make with only 5 ingredients needs.

If you’re not familiar with Baileys it’s a liqueur made from Irish Whisky and cream.  It’s soft and silky on the palette with a mild easy drinking flavour even for those off us that don’t drink whisky.  It’s generally served in a small glass as a liqueur and in a warmer climate it’s good served over ice.  It’s also a popular addition to creamy holiday  and resort cocktails.

I’ve whipped these up Baileys chocolate truffles a couple of times in the last few weeks.  They make a great addition to a sweet platter, a small hand made hostess gift and are very handy staples as they can be kept in the freezer and grabbed out as needed for unexpected guests.

Baileys Chocolate Truffles

Ingredients

  • 285 g dark chocolate
  • 30 g butter
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • 3 T Baileys Irish Cream
  • Chocolate hail, cocoa, coconut or additional chocolate for coating

Instructions

  1. Break up the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl that will fit in the refrigerator. I prefer to use a block of chocolate rather than melts as I prefer the flavour but it's a personal preference. If you like milk or white chocolate that would also work in the recipe.
  2. Place butter and cream in a small saucepan and place over a low to medium heat. Stir while the butter melts and continue heating until it reaches a gentle simmer. You want it hot but not boiling.
  3. Remove from heat and pour over the chocoate. Let it stand a minute or two to soften then whisk well until all the chocolate is melted and it's a smooth glossy consistency.
    Add the Baileys Irish Cream and mix well again. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to cool then place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. It will be firm but not hard.
  4. Use a spoon or scoop and working quickly form it into balls and roll in your coating. If you are chocolate dipping rather than coating I cool them again before doing that closer to serving.

Notes

You can store the truffles in the freezer or refrigerator either uncoated or after rolling in sprinkles / coconut. Chocolate dipped truffles can be refrigerated if necessary but are best prepared ahead and left uncoated, then dipped in melted chocolate on the day of serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 148 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 14mg Sodium: 28mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Nutritional information is calculated by an outside provider and may not always be accurate
A quick and simple recipe for a very decadent treat. These Baileys Irish Cream laced chocolate truffles are definitely one for the adults.
A quick and simple recipe for a very decadent treat. These Baileys Irish Cream laced chocolate truffles are definitely one for the adults.

If you’re a fan of your chocolate treats laced with something a bit extra do check out my incredible baileys and white chocolate fudge or this decadent home churned Baileys ice cream.  I’m honestly not sure which is my favourite, the fudge the truffle, or the ice cream!  If you’re as undecided as I am you can always make them all, they disappear fast.

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