Baileys Coffee Truffles

I thought I was still feeling warm and cozy from just celebrating Valentine’s Day with my husband. Turns out, I think it may have been the dozen of Baileys coffee truffles I ingested the day after. Maybe it was a combination. Either way, these guys aren’t for the young’uns. So sneak ’em out after bedtime!

Bailey's Coffee Truffles

These are the cat’s meow. The bee’s knees. The freaking best. If liqueur naturally tasted this wonderful, I would be in sooo much trouble. But seriously, my husband is hammering these down like there is no tomorrow.

Bailey's Coffee Truffles

There’s a reason I found that all my pictures were slanted when I went to edit them.

I feel like the unsweetened cocoa powder really helps even out the flavor of these truffles. They are so rich and sweet and the thin layer of bitter cocoa powder brings everything together.

Bailey's Coffee Truffles

Bailey's Coffee Truffles

Wesley came home and dug into these immediately. I can’t blame him since he didn’t have time today to come home for lunch. I didn’t bother telling him that the truffles had coffee in them. He’s so freaky about food. He’ll get himself worked up and disgusted before anything even hits his mouth. The look of pure enjoyment came over him. I couldn’t wait to blurt out that it had something he thought he hated in them. That was my pure enjoyment for the evening.

Bailey's Coffee Truffles

Bailey's Coffee Truffles

Baileyโ€™s Coffee Truffles
 
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Creamy and rich truffles filled with Bailey's Irish Cream and coffee.
Serves: 12 Truffles
Ingredients
  • 1 + ¼ cups white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp. instant coffee
  • 1 T. Bailey's Irish Cream
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
Variation to coat truffle
  • ½ cup white chocolate almond bark
  • 1 tsp. butter flavored shortening
  • ¼ tsp. instant coffee
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, add in the white chocolate chips, heavy cream, and coffee. Stir with a spatula.
  2. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds on high. Stir.
  3. Repeat until the mixture is smooth. Mine only took 2 additional times.
  4. Add the Bailey's and continue to mix until incorporated.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-4 hours or until the mixture is firm enough to scoop and roll into a ball.
  6. Using a small cooking scoop or a spoon, scoop out the mixture. Roll between your two palms until you have a ball shape. Repeat.
  7. Place back in the fridge for another 30 minutes.
  8. Roll into the sifted cocoa powder.
  9. Store in the fridge.
Variation to the truffle
  1. After placing the ball shaped mixture into the fridge for 30 minutes, melt the almond bark in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals. Mine took a minute.
  2. Cover the chilled balls in the white chocolate and tap off the extra using a fork. If the mixture begins to thicken up, place the chocolate back into the microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds.
  3. Place on a piece of parchment paper or wax paper and repeat with the rest.
  4. Once the chocolate had hardened, place the shortening and coffee granules in the remaining white chocolate. Place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If the shortening or chocolate isn't completely melted, microwave an additional 30 seconds. The coffee will not melt, The bits of granules will add a small amount of bitterness to the truffle.

Bailey's Coffee Truffles

Do you love or hate alcohol in your sweets? For me, it depends on the type of alcohol and how strong it is. I once had a rum cake that nearly knocked my socks off because it was so strong. The best part of that cake were the pecans that I baked in it. True story!

Baileys Coffee Truffles

Comments

    • Miranda says

      They taste pretty amazing too! lol Bailey’s is such a sweet, creamy flavor. It goes pretty much with anything. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Miranda says

      Thank you! Grandma’s always have the best recipes! You’ll have to share the recipes sometime. I’m always looking for a delicious rum cake and rum ball. I haven’t had the best of experiences with either. They are indeed gluten-free.

  1. says

    As I read through your post, I was thinking that they sounded really good, but I assumed two things: #1 they would be hard to make #2 I wouldn’t be able to eat them (because I can’t eat wheat) Imagine the happy surprise when I got to the end of the post and realized that I was wrong!! These would be so great to take to a party (especially for me since I have a bunch of family members who can’t eat wheat!) we’ll just have to make sure to keep them out of reach of the kiddos! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe- I will be pinning!
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    • Miranda says

      Thank you! I find that either people love or hate alcohol in their desserts. These really have a nice taste though, not too much of the alcohol comes out.

  2. says

    These look and sound yummy. I do like alcohol in my desserts or candies. This recipe looks like it could be easily adapted with a few different types.

    I had a rum cake once that just burned! Oh my. So unenjoyable lol
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    • Miranda says

      Thanks! It’s definitely adaptable! I love alcohol in my desserts too. There’s nothing worse than taking a bite of a cake and feeling like you just downed a shot. lol

    • Miranda says

      Thank you! I think alcohol can really bring out some amazing flavors if it’s used right. I wish I could find/make a rum cake that I’m thrilled with. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. says

    Your treats look beautiful! I don’t know if I’ve ever had alcohol in a dessert, but I know I don’t like alcohol. You have me curious now though, if the alcohol was baked into something – would I like it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. says

    Yum! Your pictures are so pretty! I just want to reach into my computer and try one! I don’t always like alcohol in my sweets if the flavor is too strong… Thanks for the recipe!

    • Miranda says

      Well, thank you! I try to take some decent pictures! I guess it just takes practice. The flavor in these is perfect. I really dislike when I bite into a baked treat and the alcohol burns all the way down. Yuck!

    • Miranda says

      You could definitely use heavy cream. You could probably leave it out all together and just add some kind of extract if you wanted.

  5. says

    Ooooh, those look delicious! I think my husband would love it if I made them for him ๐Ÿ™‚ I only have recipes for cooking with alcohol in them, and not for baking.

  6. says

    Yummmm! These look amazing and I like the sure pleasure of you putting something in there he didn’t like. Was my husband at your house? ’cause it sounds just like him.

    • Miranda says

      haha! I think men come together to decide these things! It was definitely like a IN YOUR FACE moment for me. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for the comment.

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