This easy homemade Baileys Chocolate Truffle recipe uses only seven ingredients and is an adult spin on chocolate balls! These Baileys truffles are perfect for gifting and holiday desserts. You'll never believe how easy it is to make homemade chocolate truffles using Bailey's Irish Cream and two kinds of chocolate for Christmas and St. Patrick's Day!
Easy Baileys Chocolate Truffle Recipe
But there's something about the taste of liqueur and other strong spirits during the holidays. For hot drinks, I love to add a shot to my Red Velvet Hot Chocolate or if I'm craving something cold, make this Bailey's Frozen Hot Chocolate.
When the holidays roll around, I love giving desserts as gifts. We all have our favorite recipes for the best Christmas cookies, but sometimes you want to mix things up. That's where recipes like this recipe, my coffee truffles recipe, and red velvet fudge come in.
These Baileys truffles are always such a crowd pleaser and easier to make than you think. Recipes for chocolate truffles have a lot in common, but the addition of cream liqueur in this recipe makes it stand out. And for those that don't drink, this is a great way to get the delicious flavors of alcoholic beverages without the actual alcohol.
What is a chocolate truffle?
Chocolate truffles have a rich and creamy ganache center covered in melted chocolate or dusted in cocoa powder. Truffles get their name from the fungus because of their similar shape and both are considered a delicacy.
Baileys Chocolate Truffles Ingredients
- Cream Cheese
- Bailey's Irish Cream
- Graham Crackers
- Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate Chips
- White Chocolate Chips
How to Make Baileys Chocolate Truffles
In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese until it's light and fluffy with a wire whisk. Then stir in the Baileys Irish Cream and graham cracker crumbs before adding in powdered sugar one cup at a time until completely blended.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results. Scoop the batter into balls using a spoon, melon baller, or this cookie scoop and place on parchment paper (I like this brand). Place the chocolate balls into the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
While the truffles are in the freezer, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Microwave the chocolate chips in 30-second increments – cook until nearly boiling but completely melted.
Remove truffles from the freezer and place them into melted chocolate and roll. Allow to cool and the chocolate to harden on parchment paper. Use a spoon to drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over the truffles.
How do you store chocolate truffles?
These Bailey's chocolate truffles can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
For another Bailey's Irish Cream dessert recipes, check out my Bailey's Irish Cream Cookie recipe!
Where can I buy Bailey's chocolate truffles?
You can buy Bailey's chocolate truffles at Walmart or on Amazon if making homemade truffles isn't your thing.
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Baileys Chocolate Truffles
Make sure to print out this easy truffle recipe card below so you'll have it ready when you need it!
Easy Homemade Bailey's Chocolate Truffles
This easy homemade Bailey's Chocolate Truffle recipe uses only seven ingredients and is super easy to make for the holidays!
Cream the butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.
Mix in the graham cracker crumbs and Bailey's Irish Cream.
- Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until completely mixed in.
- Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours (overnight is better)
Scoop batter into balls and place on parchment paper.
- Place balls into freezer for 10-15 minutes
- While the batter is freezing, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments until completely melted.
- Dip balls into chocolate, covering completely.
- Place back on parchment paper and let cool until chocolate has hardened.
- Use a spoon to drizzle remaining melted chocolate over the truffles