Bailey’s Chocolate Truffles

March 10, 2012 by Ali

Ok, I may have gotten a little carried away this week with Bailey’s desserts…

After making these delicious brownies, I decided to use the leftover Irish cream to whip up a batch of truffles! I admit I haven’t made many truffles after giving away literally hundreds of them a few years ago for Christmas gifts. (There may be such a thing as too much chocolate!) But these were so simple and delicious that I already want to make more! They were rich and chocolate-y, the Bailey’s was delicious and subtle, and the texture was just right. Perfect to go with your St. Patrick’s Day meal, or anytime you have a Bailey’s craving. :)

(And if you tune back in tomorrow, there may or may not be one more Bailey’s recipe to follow…)

Bailey's Chocolate Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Makes 10-15 truffles


  • 12 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 Tbsp. Irish cream (I prefer Bailey's)
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting


Stir together the cream, Irish cream, and vanilla in a heat-proof bowl, and set the bowl over a pan of simmering water. Cook until nearly boiling. Using a wire whisk, slowly stir the chocolate chips into the warm cream until completely melted. Remove bowl from heat, cover and chill for 1 hour or until the mixture is pliable but firm enough to scoop.

Use a small cookie scoop (or a spoon) to scoop out the chocolate, and roll into truffles of your desired size. Dust with cocoa powder, then set aside. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Ali’s Tip:

These are also great dipped in melted chocolate, or with a coffee bean rolled inside.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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9 thoughts on “Bailey’s Chocolate Truffles

  1. Thanks, Ali for this delicious recipe! I’ve featured it on my blog in a post about no bake desserts.

    - Jen

  2. These look AWESOME! can’t wait to try it for my next party!

    - Sky

  3. I am making this RIGHT NOW!! So simple and it looks fantastic! Thanks for a superb st. Patty’s day dessert! :)

    - Frances

  4. i may be buying bailey’s just to make these!

    - liz

  5. Nothing wrong with getting carried away with Bailey’s. These look divine!

    - Cassie