Ready to indulge your sweet tooth this Valentine’s Day? Add a hint of Irish flavor to your sweetheart’s meal with these easy-to-make, delicious-to-eat truffles that include a bit of Bailey’s Irish Cream.
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate morsels or chopped bars
¼ cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup heavy cream
cocoa powder, for topping
crushed nuts, for topping
shredded coconut, for topping
sprinkles, for topping
white or dark chocolate, melted, for drizzled topping
Place the chocolate morsels, Irish cream, and butter in a large glass or heat-safe bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the heavy cream to a boil. Pour the heated cream over the morsel mixture and stir together until well mixed. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. May refrigerate overnight, if desired.
Take the mixture out of the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes or until soft enough to work with. Use a teaspoon to scoop out a truffle-sized ball. Use your hands to help form a well-rounded ball.
Place the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, crushed nuts, coconut and sprinkles in five separate prep bowls. After forming the truffles, roll in one or more of the desired hard toppings. Or leave plain and drizzle with the melted white or dark chocolate topping, if desired.
TIP: Wash your hands every 2-3 minutes with cold water to prevent the truffle balls from melting.
Truffles will keep for two weeks when stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Prefer a ready-made version of an Irish sweet treat? Check out our ready-to-ship options.