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There's nothing more indulgent than a rich, creamy chocolate truffle. The addition of Irish cream makes these Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles truly special. And with just four ingredients, there's no excuse not to make them!

Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles


  • Author: Allison Ferraro
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: about 3 hours (includes 2.5 hours to chill the truffles)
  • Yield: about 20 truffles 1x

Description

There’s nothing more indulgent than a rich, creamy chocolate truffle. The addition of Irish cream makes these Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles truly special. And with just four ingredients, there’s no excuse not to make them!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate baking bar*, finely chopped
  • 1 T unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 T Irish cream
  • cocoa powder, for coating (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place chopped chocolate and butter in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine heavy cream and Irish cream. Heat to simmering.
  3. Pour simmering cream mixture over chocolate and butter and let sit for 2 minutes. Then whisk until chocolate and butter are completely melted and mixture is smooth and shiny.
  4. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the chocolate mixture and refrigerate. Chill for 2 hours or until the chocolate is set.
  5. Once set, scoop scant Tablespoon-sized mounds of chocolate and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. (This chilling will keep the chocolate mounds from being too soft and sticky to roll into balls.)
  6. Once chilled, roll each chocolate mound into a ball between your hands (you may want to coat your hands with cocoa powder to avoid too much stickiness). Next, roll each ball in cocoa powder (optional).
  7. Serve truffles at room temperature. 

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days or in the fridge for up to two weeks.

*Be sure to use a good quality chocolate baking bar (I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet baking bars for this recipe). Semi-sweet chocolate chips will not yield the proper consistency for your truffles.

  • Category: Dessert

Keywords: chocolate truffles, Irish cream, Irish cream chocolate truffles, St. Patrick's Day