Delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles Recipe

Good morrow, esteemed readers! If you are a lover of desserts and sweets, then I assure that you are in for a heavenly treat. Today, I bring to thee a recipe fit for royalty: the Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles.

Made with the finest and richest ingredients such as smooth chocolate and luxurious Baileys Irish Cream, these truffles are truly divine. They are a tribute to Irish heritage and culture, crafted with an exceptional blend of flavours that will delight your senses.

As we delve into the recipe’s intricacies, let me warn thee that just one bite of these delectable delights will leave thee craving for more. These truffles will transport thee to a world of pure magic with every bite, so prepare thyself for an experience like no other.

I promise you that this sweet treasure is worth the effort and patience it takes to create this masterpiece. Let us unravel the glorious secrets of the Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bailey's Irish Cream Truffles
Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles

Oh, gentle reader! Hearken to my words for a moment and I shall regale thee with the tales of a recipe so divine, even the most sceptical amongst us will be left spellbound.

Behold the Baileys Irish Cream Truffles, a creation so rich and indulgent it will transport you straight to culinary heaven. If thou art a lover of all things sweet and mellow, this recipe is guaranteed to satiate even thine most ravenous cravings.

Picture this, dear friends – creamy Baileys Irish cream liqueur paired with semisweet and milk chocolate imparting their fudgy flavors in every bite. The amalgamation of these ingredients creates an ambrosial taste that cannot be replicated.

The Baileys Irish Cream Truffles are the quintessential sweet treats perfect for satiating your sweet tooth’s desires. Whether it be as a dessert or just as a pick-me-up during a particularly rough day. Trust me when I say this recipe is guaranteed to uplift your day and your mood.

Harken to my words, dear friends, and don’t deny thyself the pleasure of indulgence in one of the best Baileys chocolate truffles out there!

Ingredient List

 Lindt chocolate squares, a staple for any truffle recipe
Lindt chocolate squares, a staple for any truffle recipe

Ingredients for Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles Recipe

Here is a list of all the ingredients that you will need to make these delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles. You can easily find these ingredients at a grocery store or an online retailer. Check your pantry for some of these ingredients as well. If you are missing anything, add them to your shopping list so that you can bring everything together before starting the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 A mixture of powdered sugar and cocoa powder, perfect for rolling truffle balls
A mixture of powdered sugar and cocoa powder, perfect for rolling truffle balls

Step 1: Make the Ganache

  • In a small saucepan, heat ½ cup heavy cream and 3 tablespoons unsalted butter over medium heat until it just comes to a boil.

  • Remove from heat immediately and pour over 8 ounces of chopped milk chocolate, 4 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips in a large heatproof bowl.

  • Whisk together until completely melted and smooth.

Step 2: Add Bailey’s Irish Cream

  • Add ½ cup Baileys Irish Cream and whisk until combined.

Note: For alcohol-free version, substitute Bailey’s for non-alcoholic chocolate-flavored cream liqueur.

Step 3: Let the Mixture Chill

  • Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and chill for several hours or overnight until firm.

Step 4: Scoop into Balls

  • Use a small cookie scoop or spoon to scoop out small portions of the ganache mixture. Roll into balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 5: Dip in Chocolate

  • Melt 1¾ cups of dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, stopping to stir every 30 seconds until completely melted.

  • Dip each ball into the melted chocolate using a fork, tapping off any excess chocolate before placing it back on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 6: Decorate and Set

  • Sprinkle with cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles if desired, allow to set at room temperature until firm or place in the refrigerator for faster setting.

Enjoy your rich and indulgent Bailey’s Chocolate Truffles!

Substitutions and Variations

 Rich and creamy Bailey's Irish Cream adds a touch of decadence to these truffles
Rich and creamy Bailey’s Irish Cream adds a touch of decadence to these truffles

Hark! If thou canst not find the exact ingredients required for this Baileys Irish Cream Truffles recipe, fret not, for there are alternatives at hand.

If thou dost wish to make these truffles without alcohol or are serving them to children, thou mayest use non-alcoholic chocolate instead. In addition, if thou canst not procure Baileys Irish Cream liqueur in thy vicinity, substitutes like Kahlua, Amaretto or Frangelico can also be used.

For a variation of the recipe, try making coffee truffles by replacing the Baileys Irish Cream with one cup of very strong coffee. The flavor is subtle and pairs well with dark chocolate and cocoa powder dusting.

If thou wouldst like to make a cake that captures the flavors of these truffles, combine milk chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream into thy cake batter in lieu of water. As the cake bakes and rises, the aromas will enchant thee and those around thee.

Another option would be to fill chocolates with the Baileys Irish Cream ganache or add it as a filling to cupcakes for a moist and flavorful treat.

Overall, these substitutions and variations will give thee an array of options to experiment with to make thy own unique creation.

Serving and Pairing

 A double boiler, crucial for melting chocolate without burning it
A double boiler, crucial for melting chocolate without burning it

Thou hast now prepared a sweet feast fit for any nobleman’s table with these delectable Bailey’s Irish Cream truffles. But what is a dish without a fine pairing? Fear not, for I shall guide thee to find the perfect match.

These decadent treats are rich in flavor, and their soft centers would pair well with the bold taste of dark roast coffee or even a cup of tea. Consider serving them as a dessert after dinner, along with some fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to balance out their intensity.

Though they can stand alone as a charming indulgence, should thee be seeking to create an elaborate spread on thy banquet, I suggest pairing these truffles with some non-alcoholic chocolate cake or some milk chocolate-filled chocolates to provide some variety in texture and flavor.

If presenting them as a gift, one may choose to place them in a decorative box, and tie it up neatly with ribbon. These truffles would also make an excellent addition to any dessert platter or cookie exchange during the holiday season.

Therefore, do not hesitate to serve your guests (or thyself) with these delightful little balls of heaven, and delight in the compliments and satisfaction they will bring.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Use a small cookie scoop to create perfect truffle balls every time
Use a small cookie scoop to create perfect truffle balls every time

Hark! Thou art blessed, for thee shall make these Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles ere the feast beginneth! Fear not the day that thy feast arrives, for lo and behold, these truffles can be made ahead of time without fear of losing their rich and creamy flavor.

To make ahead, simply follow the recipe as it is written and allow the truffles to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. They can be kept at room temperature for up to two days or in the fridge for up to one week.

If thou wishest to prolong their shelf life than a single week, then store them in the freezer. Place them in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. Before thee unfreeze thy truffles, allow them to reach room temperature.

To reheat frozen truffles, thaw them first at room temperature or in the fridge overnight. Reheat them by placing them on a plate and allowing them to sit at room temperature for a few minutes before consuming.

Truly, keeping these luscious truffles fresh and tasty is effortless. With each bite filled with heavenly chocolate and Baileys Irish cream liqueur melting smoothly on thy tongue, it will feel as if thou hast just freshly made them yourself.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A piping bag filled with melted chocolate makes for easy and precise drizzling
A piping bag filled with melted chocolate makes for easy and precise drizzling

If you want to make these Bailey’s Irish Cream truffles with a supply of perfection, then here are some tips for you. First of all, use only high-quality ingredients to yield high-quality results. As we’ve got chocolate as the main ingredient, invest in good quality chocolate chips or chopped chocolates. Use high fat content heavy cream and try not to replace it with light cream or milk as it will affect the texture of the truffle’s ganache.

Make sure your chocolate is adequately melted by placing it in a heat-safe bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring regularly until it’s melted and nicely smooth. Any sign of seized chocolate or overheated chocolate would surely ruin your attempt at making this sweet treat.

When making the ganache, stir continuously after pouring heated cream so that there won’t be any lumps of dry cocoa left in the mixture. Adding confectioners’ sugar is best when mixing when it’s still hot and let it cool for a minute. This is to easily incorporate the sugar and prevent any strong sugary taste that may arise if you put sugar later when cooled.

Adding Bailey’s Irish Cream is one option to make these truffles distinct from other regular chocolates. However, never go overboard with adding alcohol in them. Too much alcohol could turn out gritty texture and mess up your piping consistency.

Lastly, don’t get excited about eating them right away! Allow the ganache mixture to cool down completely before shaping them into balls or pipe them onto parchment paper. Then roll them into chopped nuts, cocoa powder or even more chocolate shavings – the possibilities are limitless!


Hark! Forsooth, allow me to provide thee with answers to some frequently asked questions concerning this recipe. Verily, these queries shall guide thee in your quest to create the perfect batch of Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles. Perchance they shall allay any doubts thou might have had about this sweet confection, and add more to thy knowledge of its creation. So, without further ado, let us delve into the FAQ section of this article.

What is a Baileys truffle?

These chocolate truffles are the epitome of indulgence, boasting a crispy milk chocolate exterior complemented by a sumptuous salted caramel filling, with a delightful hint of smooth Baileys. They are an absolute treat for the senses, eliciting nothing but pure yumminess with every bite.

Is there alcohol in Baileys truffles?

Indulge in the rich flavor of Baileys The Original Irish Cream with these delectable milk chocolate candies. Perfect for those who appreciate a touch of boldness in their sweets, each tube contains around 20 carefully wrapped chocolates – each filled with the beloved Irish Cream liquor. However, it’s important to note that these tempting treats are only intended for adults, as they contain real alcohol. So, enjoy responsibly and savor each and every bite of these dangerously luscious chocolates.

What are the ingredients in Baileys chocolates?

This recipe calls for a combination of sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, and a variety of vegetable oils including palm oil, sal oil, shea oil, mango oil, cottonseed oil, rapeseed oil, and sunflower oil. Additionally, it includes ingredients such as dried whole milk, Baileys® The Original Irish Cream Liqueur, water, evaporated milk, dried skimmed milk, glucose syrup, humectant (sorbitol syrup), and dextrose.

Who makes Baileys truffles?

An exploration of the delectable Baileys Chocolate Collection from Lir Chocolates.

How much alcohol is in Baileys Original Irish Cream chocolates?

This recipe includes a small amount of alcohol, less than 1%, making it unsuitable for children and vegetarians. It also contains milk, soy, wheat, and sheanut.

Bottom Line

O dear reader, I do implore you to give this Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles recipe a try. These decadent treats are simply delightful – rich, creamy and indulgent. The addition of Baileys Irish Cream adds a deliciously distinct flavour that sets these truffles apart from any other.

And don’t be daunted by the list of ingredients, for although it may seem excessive at first glance, each ingredient plays a vital role in creating these luscious truffles. The combination of heavy cream, chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream produces a heavenly texture that is impossible to resist.

Furthermore, the versatility of this recipe allows for plenty of room for experimentation and personalisation. Substitute the type of chocolate or cream to suit your preferences, or play around with the amount of Baileys Irish Cream for a stronger or milder taste. The possibilities are endless, and I have no doubt that you will create your own unique version of these truffles that will become a household favourite.

So go forth and make yourself a batch of these irresistible Baileys Irish Cream Truffles. Indulge in the luxuriously smooth texture and savour the exquisite flavours that these little treats pack. You won’t regret it!

Bailey's Irish Cream Truffles

Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles Recipe Cooking time does not include refrigerating overnight.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 15 Mins, Candy, Christmas, Dessert, Easy, For Large Groups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Calories 69.4kcal


  • 1 lb chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 lb confectioners' sugar


  • Place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl and bring the cream to a boil in a small pot.
  • Pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and let stand for 1 minute. With a rubber spatula, begin stirring the cream and the chocolate together in the center of the bowl. Gradually incorporate the chocolate and cream from the edge of the bowl.
  • Stir in the Bailey's Irish Cream. Cover and let stand overnight or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
  • Scoop the chocolate mixture out into small round balls, about 3/4" in diameter. Roll the truffles, individually, in the palms of your hands to achieve a uniform shape or leave them as is and irregular.
  • Store the truffles in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and toss them in confectioner's sugar just before serving.


Serving: 16g | Calories: 69.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.7g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 4.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 3.8mg | Sodium: 3.6mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 6.6g

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