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.
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.