Bailey’s Chocolate Truffles

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

Imagine the goodness of your favorite Irish Cream mixed with chocolate in this delicious Bailey's Chocolate Truffles recipe. Try it today!


  • 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.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Leave a Comment:


  1. Cassie — March 11, 2012 @ 11:30 am (#)

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

  2. liz — March 11, 2012 @ 10:50 pm (#)

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

  3. Frances — March 17, 2012 @ 9:21 pm (#)

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

  4. Sky — April 15, 2012 @ 11:21 am (#)

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

  5. Jen — December 15, 2013 @ 7:47 am (#)

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

  6. Francesca — March 17, 2015 @ 8:17 pm (#)

    I made these for St. Patrick’s Day. A huge hit!  I made about 2 dozen 3/4 ” truffles from recipe. I did not use cocoa to cover them. Instead I melted down three white candy easter bunnies and drizzled the truffles. Then I added green food color and drizzled them again. Very pretty and festive for Saint Pats!

    • Ali — March 17th, 2015 @ 9:02 pm

      Thanks Francesca, I’m so glad to hear that, and I love your white chocolate idea! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! : )

  7. Lynn — March 26, 2015 @ 10:15 am (#)

    I want to do this over the weekend and I was just wondering when I should add the instant coffee powder?

    • Ali — March 26th, 2015 @ 10:01 pm

      Hey Lynn, you can add it when you add the chocolate chips. Hope you enjoy! : )

  8. melissa — October 7, 2015 @ 9:18 am (#)

    do these need to be refrigerated? i was planning on taking them to a dinner party.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 8th, 2015 @ 8:21 am

      Hey Melissa! We recommend refrigerating them, and then taking them out an hour or so before they will be eaten. We hope you have fun at your dinner party, and that you enjoy the truffles!


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