Indulge in Decadence with Irish Cream Truffles

Listen up, chocolate lovers! This recipe is for all you Irish cream fans out there. I’ve got a rich and creamy treat that will knock your socks off – Irish Cream Truffles. With bittersweet chocolate, a dash of salt, and the smooth flavor of Bailey’s Irish Cream, these truffles are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Now, I know what you’re thinking – making truffles from scratch must be too much effort for the reward. But trust me, once you taste the smooth creamy center and rich chocolate coating, you will understand why it’s worth it. Plus, making homemade truffles is easier than you think – with just a few simple ingredients and some patience; you can create a decadent treat that tastes like it came straight from a fancy chocolatier.

So gather your kitchen tools and let’s get started on this delicious journey. These truffles are perfect for dessert after dinner or as a snack during movie night. And believe me when I say this – one bite of these Irish Cream Truffles, and you’ll be transported to a cozy pub in Dublin.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Rich Irish Cream Truffles
Rich Irish Cream Truffles

If you’re looking for a luxurious and indulgent dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further than this rich Irish Cream Truffles recipe. Made with high-quality real ingredients, including Bailey’s Irish Cream and bittersweet chocolate, these truffles are the perfect treat for any occasion.

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. You can customize the size and shape of your truffles to fit your needs, whether you want them to be bite-sized or larger for a more decadent dessert. Plus, you can experiment with different coatings like cocoa powder, chopped nuts or even coffee powder to add an extra layer of flavor and texture.

What truly sets this recipe apart is its smooth and creamy texture. The combination of heavy cream, butter, and Irish Cream liqueur makes for a velvety ganache center that will melt in your mouth. The slightly bitter notes of the bittersweet chocolate balance perfectly with the sweetness of the Irish Cream to create a heavenly taste sensation.

These truffles are also incredibly easy to make, even for beginners in the kitchen. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have delicious homemade truffles that will impress your friends and family. Plus, they make for an excellent gift or party favor – who wouldn’t love indulging in a box of homemade Irish Cream Truffles?

In summary, if you’re looking for an easy yet impressive dessert that is both luxurious and delicious, you’ll love this Rich Irish Cream Truffle recipe. The quality real ingredients combined with the unique blend of flavors create an absolutely irresistible treat that will leave you craving more.

Ingredient List

 Sweet dreams are made of truffles.
Sweet dreams are made of truffles.

Ingredients for the Truffle Filling:

  • Bittersweet Chocolate: 8 oz good quality real chocolate, chopped small
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: 3/4 cup high quality real chocolate chips
  • Irish Cream Liqueur: 1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur
  • Heavy Cream: 1 cup heavy cream, divided into 1/2 cup portions
  • Unsalted Butter: 3 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into small pieces
  • Instant Coffee Powder: 1 tbsp instant coffee or espresso powder (Optional)
  • Hazelnuts: 1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and finely chopped (Optional)

Ingredients for the Coating:

  • Dark Chocolate: 16 oz good quality dark chocolate, chopped or in chips form
  • Cocoa Powder: 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted

Other Ingredients:

  • Sea Salt: A pinch of sea salt (Optional)
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp vanilla extract (Optional)

The Recipe How-To

 A little bit of cocoa and a whole lot of Irish.
A little bit of cocoa and a whole lot of Irish.

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to start making Irish Cream Truffles. In this section, I will take you through each step of the process to ensure your truffles turn out smooth and creamy.

Step 1: Heat the Cream

In a medium saucepan, heat ½ cup heavy cream over low heat until it begins to steam. Make sure not to boil it.

Step 2: Add Chopped Chocolate

Remove the pan from the heat once the cream is steaming, then add in 8 oz (227 g) of bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped into small pieces (or chocolate chips). Make sure that the chocolate is completely covered by the cream.

Step 3: Add Irish Cream Liqueur and Salt

Add a pinch of salt into the pan and stir in ¼ cup Original Irish Cream liqueur until everything is well mixed. You can use your favorite Bailey’s or any other high-quality brand.

Step 4: Stir Cream Mixture until Smooth

Stir thoroughly until all of the ingredients are combined and form a smooth and creamy mixture.

Step 5: Chill in Refrigerator

Cover the mixture with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. The mixture should set up nicely in your fridge.

Step 6: Shape into Balls

Scoop out a spoonful of mixture with a spoon or melon baller and shape it into balls using your hands. Roll them quickly so they don’t get too soft.

Step 7: Coat with Cocoa Powder or Melted Chocolate

You can now coat your truffles with either unsweetened cocoa powder or melted chocolate. Roll them through the cocoa powder evenly until coated, or dip them in melted chocolate using a fork, then place them on parchment paper and let them dry before serving.

Step 8: Enjoy

Et voila, your Irish Cream Truffles are now ready to be served. Enjoy their rich, creamy, and chocolatey taste with your loved ones, coffee, or a glass of wine.

With these easy-to-follow steps, you can prepare Irish Cream Truffles effortlessly at home. Remember to chill the mixture for at least 2 hours and handle them quickly while shaping them into balls. Happy Cooking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready for a rich and creamy experience.
Get ready for a rich and creamy experience.

Sometimes, you’re missing an ingredient, or you want to try something different. So, here are some substitutions and variations you can make for these Irish Cream Truffles.

– Chocolate: If you don’t have bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, you can use milk chocolate or white chocolate. The flavor and sweetness will be affected, but it can still work.

– Irish Cream Liqueur: Bailey’s Irish Cream is the classic liqueur used in these truffles, but you can also use other brands like Five Farms or high-quality real cream liqueur.

– Heavy Cream: You can replace heavy whipping cream with regular whipping cream or even whole milk for a lighter result.

– Powdered Sugar: To sweeten the truffle mixture instead of powdered sugar, you can use maple syrup or honey.

– Flavors: Add a teaspoon of espresso powder or hazelnut extract to the truffle mixture for an extra burst of flavor.

– Coatings: Instead of cocoa powder or chopped nuts for the outer layer, try using crushed Oreo cookies, shredded coconut, or colorful sprinkles for a different presentation.

Remember that substitutions and variations may change the qualities of your truffles in regards to texture, flavor, and shelf-life. Be creative but pay attention to the quantities and ratios so they won’t affect the final result negatively.

Serving and Pairing

 Bite into heaven with these indulgent truffles.
Bite into heaven with these indulgent truffles.

These Irish Cream Truffles are a luxurious indulgence and a perfect after-dinner treat. Serve them at your next dinner party or give them as a thoughtful homemade gift. They pair wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee or even a glass of chilled Irish Cream liqueur to enhance its flavor.

If you want to take the indulgence up a notch, try serving these truffles with fresh berries like raspberries and strawberries. The tartness of the fruit will complement the sweetness of the truffles and create a wonderful balance of flavors.

Another great pairing is with hazelnuts; they complement the creamy richness of the truffles. You could also top them with some chopped nuts, like pecans or almonds, for added texture and flavor.

These rich Irish cream truffles are versatile and can be served on many occasions. Whether you’re enjoying them alone as dessert or sharing them with friends over cocktails, these truffles will never disappoint.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect after-dinner treat for any occasion.
The perfect after-dinner treat for any occasion.

When it comes to make-ahead, storing and reheating these rich Irish cream truffles, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and preparation, you can easily enjoy these decadent treats whenever you like.

First, if you want to make the truffles ahead of time, simply store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. This is a great option if you’re planning to serve them at a special occasion or if you just want to have them on hand for when cravings strike.

To reheat and serve the truffles, simply let them sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before serving. This will help them soften up a bit and become more creamy and delicious.

If you’ve got leftovers (although this is unlikely!), simply store them in the refrigerator once again, making sure to keep them in an airtight container. And don’t worry – they’ll still taste just as good as the first day!

Overall, these Irish cream truffles are incredibly easy to make and keep well in the fridge. So whether you’re planning to enjoy them right away or save some for later, you’re sure to love every last bite of these rich and decadent treats.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Sit back, relax, and enjoy the decadence.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the decadence.

Making truffles can be a delicate and precise process, but with a few helpful tips, you will achieve the perfect results every time. Here are some key tips to keep in mind for making the best Irish Cream Truffles.

1. Use High-Quality Ingredients

To get the best flavor and texture, use high-quality real chocolate and cream liqueur. Don’t skimp on cheap substitutes or imitation flavors – opt for the good stuff. If you’re using white chocolate, make sure it contains cocoa butter for a smooth, creamy consistency.

2. Be Careful with Your Measurements

Truffle-making requires precision when it comes to measurements. Use a digital kitchen scale to ensure accuracy, especially when measuring your chocolate and cream quantities.

3. Don’t Overheat the Cream

When heating up your cream, be careful not to let it boil or scorch. Keep the heat low and stir frequently to ensure it heats evenly.

4. Let the Ganache Cool Slightly Before Rolling

After making your ganache, allow it to cool slightly before rolling into balls. This makes it easier to handle and helps prevent the truffles from getting too soft.

5. Roll Your Truffles in Cocoa Powder Right Before Serving

To prevent cocoa powder from getting absorbed into your truffles too quickly, avoid rolling them in cocoa powder until right before serving.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create delicious Irish Cream Truffles that are rich in flavor and have a velvety-smooth texture that melts in your mouth – perfect for any occasion!


Before we wrap up this recipe article, I want to address some common questions about these scrumptious Irish Cream Truffles. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, these FAQs are sure to answer any lingering doubts and help you achieve the perfect truffle every time. So, let’s dive in!

What makes truffles so creamy?

If you desire a silky and velvety texture for your white chocolate truffle, opt for white chocolate that contains a substantial amount of cocoa butter. Make sure to choose a brand that doesn’t incorporate vegetable oil to set their chocolate, as this can affect its texture. The ideal option would be a chocolate with 36% cocoa butter, which allows for a heavenly dissolve and an unforgettably smooth sensation.

Is there alcohol in Baileys truffles?

Indulge in delicious milk chocolates infused with Baileys The Original Irish Cream. A tube of about 20 pieces, each individually wrapped with rich and flavorful Irish Cream, perfect for adult enjoyment as they contain actual alcohol. Treat yourself to a flavorful blend of creamy, smooth texture, and boozy richness.

What can I use instead of heavy cream in truffles?

For a healthier twist on your favorite truffle recipe, you can swap out 1 cup of heavy cream with a combination of 1/4 cup melted butter and 3/4 cup whole milk. To do this, heat the butter in a small saucepan until it has melted completely. Then, add the whole milk and allow the mixture to come to a boil. This combination will make your truffles lighter and less rich without compromising on flavor.

What are the ingredients in Baileys Original Irish Cream chocolates?

For this recipe, we will need a number of ingredients including sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor, salt, soy lecithin, polyglycerol polyricinoleate, artificial flavor, Irish cream liqueur, maltodextrin, palm oil, partly skimmed milk, corn syrup, glucose-fructose, hydrated gum Arabic, polysorbate 60, mono acid, calcium carbonate, and sodium phosphates. All of these ingredients will come together to create a delicious and decadent British dessert.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these rich Irish cream truffles are like a symphony of flavors and textures. The smooth, creamy filling bursting with the flavors of Bailey’s Irish Cream combined with the bittersweet chocolate shell creates an unforgettable taste experience that is sure to impress your guests. These scrumptious truffles are perfect for any occasion, whether you need to satisfy your sweet tooth or impress your friends at a dinner party.

So take a leap and try this recipe out! Don’t let the idea of making truffles intimidate you; with step-by-step instructions, tips, tricks, and substitutions to suit each person’s taste buds, this recipe is easy to follow.

Once you have mastered this recipe, you’ll feel like a professional chocolatier with the impeccable results guaranteeing consistent bliss!

So grab those ingredients and get started on making the most delightful truffles ever!

Rich Irish Cream Truffles

Rich Irish Cream Truffles Recipe

This is a really fancy,and simple treat to make for St. Patrick's Day, or any day for that matter!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 30 Mins, Candy, Dessert, Easy, European, St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 36 truffles
Calories 49.5kcal


  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 lb real bittersweet chocolate, broken into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate, broken into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 beaten egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons irish cream
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa


  • In a 2-quart saucepan over medium, heat whipping cream (2-3 minutes).
  • Add vanilla extract and salt.
  • Stir in half of the bittersweet chocolate and half milk chocolate with a whisk until melted.
  • Stir in the yolks, cooking over low heat. Stir often until lightly thickened (10-12 minutes).
  • Remove from heat; stir in remaining chocolate and the liqueur until chocolate is melted.
  • Cover and refrigerate until mixture is firm enough to shape (1/2 hour).
  • In medium shallow bowl, sift in cocoa.
  • By rounded TBSP, drop chocolate mixture into cocoa, rolling to coat.
  • Form into balls and roll in cocoa again.
  • Carefully put onto tray; refrigerate until firm (approx 30 minutes).


Serving: 932g | Calories: 49.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 30.8mg | Sodium: 10.5mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 1.7g

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