Think of these Irish cream chocolate truffles as shots you can munch on! Chocolatey, slightly boozy, and highly customizable, they’re the perfect treat on St. Patrick’s Day or any day!
’Tis the most wonderful time of the year. And by that I mean St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner! I’m not Irish but I do join in on the fun. And so should you!
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. I think I made the right choice lol. These Irish cream chocolate truffles are so good and so addicting you’ll want to make them any time of the year.
Easy, no-bake, fun!
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.
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Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate
And remember, truffles are essentially just chocolate. There’s really nothing to hide behind. So spring for the best chocolate you can afford. You will be able to tell the difference.
1 shot? 2 shots?
For my version of Irish cream chocolate truffles, I put 3 tablespoons of Bailey’s (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 Bailey’s without the alcohol. This makes it kid friendly too.
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Pick your favourite toppings
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.
Irish cream 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.
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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