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Irish Cream Baileys Chocolate Truffles

These Baileys chocolate truffles are shots you can munch on! Chocolatey, slightly boozy, and highly customizable, they’re the perfect treat on St. Patrick’s Day or any day.

(Are you a fan of boozy desserts? Try this Bourbon Peach Ice Cream or this Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars. So good!)

Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles

’Tis the most wonderful time of the year. And by that I mean St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner lol.

I’m not Irish but my friends and I always join in on the fun.

Last year when I shared my recipe for No Bake Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse Pie, I knew I didn’t want to go the green route. So I took the boozy route.

And I think I made the right choice! These Irish cream Baileys chocolate truffles are so good and so addicting you’ll want to make them any time of the year.

How to make Baileys chocolate truffles – easy, no-bake, fun!

Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are so easy to make.

They are essentially cream and melted chocolate, chilled, then rolled into balls.

I must admit, however, that I had rolling….challenges. I couldn’t get them perfectly round and the consistent size.

If that happens to you, don’t sweat it though. Since you’re coating them with all your favourite things the imperfections are not a big deal.

You know what’s a big deal?

Rolling with very clean and cold hands. The chocolate will melt as it comes into contact with your skin so I ended up working beside the sink so I can run my hands under cold water after every 2-3 truffles or so.

Chocolate truffles = chocolate and more chocolate

Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles

And remember, truffles are essentially just chocolate. There’s really nothing to hide behind.

So spring for the best chocolate that’s within your budget. You will be able to tell the difference.

Irish cream truffles – 1 shot? 2 shots?

For my version of Irish cream chocolate truffles, I put 3 tablespoons of Baileys (though of course you can use any brand you like, or even make your own!).

I like ‘em strong-ish. But you don’t have to. You can put less Irish cream if you like.

In fact, you can opt to use Bailey’s Non-Alcoholic Coffee Creamer – you still get the flavour of Baileys without the alcohol. This makes it kid friendly too.

Pick your favourite truffle toppings

Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles

Now this is my favourite part – coating (my somewhat lopsided) truffles with some of my favourite things!

I had to have the classic cocoa powder, but also did pecan, almond, pistachio, and chocolate sprinkles.

The possibilities are endless though – you can do white chocolate, coconut, spices, or green sprinkles to be in theme with St. Patrick’s Day, or red and white for the holidays.

Irish cream Baileys chocolate truffles just for you

And what you’ll have are Irish cream chocolate truffles customized just for you. Every bite just the way you like it. Awesome isn’t it?

So if you’re having company over for your epic St. Patrick’s Day party or simply want a chocolate treat at the end of the day, make some Irish cream chocolate truffles and bask in its decadent, Irish cream, chocolatey goodness.

Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles

Irish Cream Baileys Chocolate Truffles

Author: Jolina
These Irish cream Baileys chocolate truffles are shots you can munch on! Chocolatey, boozy, they’re the perfect treat on St. Patrick's Day or any day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 24 truffles
Calories 69 kcal


For the Truffles:

  • 8 oz good quality chocolate (semi-sweet or dark) chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2-3 tbsp Baileys or Irish cream depends on how boozy you want the truffles to be

For the Coating:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Your favourite nuts chopped into small pieces
  • Coconut
  • The possibilities are endless!


  • Put chopped chocolate in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine ½ cup heavy cream and 3 tablespoons Irish cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Occasionally scrape the sides of the pan to avoid any film that may form.
  • Pour the hot cream over the chopped chocolate and let sit for a couple of minutes. Then stir until smooth.
  • Cool slightly before chilling in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Before you start making your truffles, get your ingredients and tools in place because you would need to work quickly – a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and your coatings in separate bowls.
  • Use a teaspoon to grab chunks of chocolate and quickly mould into balls with your hands (make sure your hands are clean and cold). Roll the balls into the coating of your choice and place on the baking sheet.
  • Chill the truffles in the fridge overnight and take out just before serving.


  1. The yield/number of truffles depend on how big or small you roll them.
  2. See post for more truffle-making tips.


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Christmas, Holidays, New Years’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day
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Happy truffle-ing!

Did you make Irish cream chocolate truffles? How’d it go? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Looking for another Irish cream recipe? Try my Irish Cream Creme Brûlée. It’s easy and it’s fantastic!

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Friday 5th of March 2021

Oh my gosh, these were so delicious! We like the kick of the baileys.


Monday 8th of March 2021

Glad you liked them Vicky! They're quite the treat :)

Kristen R.

Friday 17th of March 2017

These truffles look fantastic! I love the idea of adding the Irish Cream. So good!


Thursday 16th of March 2017

Truffles are just the best - so easy and delightfully bite-sized! Kudos for adding a non-alcoholic option....normally I'd be all over the Bailey's, but this kiddo is keeping me in line for now


Thursday 16th of March 2017

Hi Liz! They're pretty awesome aren't they? If only I can get them perfectly round lol! And congrats again :)


Wednesday 15th of March 2017

Like anyone needs an excuse to buy a bottle of Bailey's. But this might definitely be one. I love the crunch factor. But mostly the Bailey's factor. Happy St. Patty's Day!


Thursday 16th of March 2017

LOL! IKR? Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!


Wednesday 15th of March 2017

I love using Baileys with chocolate and these truffles look fantastic! I'd love to make them for the office tonight so I can bring it to work as a pre-St. Patrick's Day treat!


Thursday 16th of March 2017

Nice! How did it go? Hope it was a hit with the co-workers :)