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!
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.
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.
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
- 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
- ½ cup white chocolate almond bark
- 1 tsp. butter flavored shortening
- ¼ tsp. instant coffee
- In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, add in the white chocolate chips, heavy cream, and coffee. Stir with a spatula.
- Place in the microwave for 30 seconds on high. Stir.
- Repeat until the mixture is smooth. Mine only took 2 additional times.
- Add the Bailey's and continue to mix until incorporated.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-4 hours or until the mixture is firm enough to scoop and roll into a ball.
- Using a small cooking scoop or a spoon, scoop out the mixture. Roll between your two palms until you have a ball shape. Repeat.
- Place back in the fridge for another 30 minutes.
- Roll into the sifted cocoa powder.
- Store in the fridge.
Variation to the truffle
- 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.
- 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.
- Place on a piece of parchment paper or wax paper and repeat with the rest.
- 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.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)
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!
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Joleen Tawfik says
😛 I am going to have to try this. These sound amazing and look DELICIOUS! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you! They are so delicious! You'll have to let me know how you like them if you give them a try. 😀
This resume is wonderful! I can't wait to prepare this for my family. Seems like a perfect treat for the winter!
Oh yes please. That looks like breakfast and coffee rolled into one!
Wow, these look amazing! I will have to try these out. I love Bailey's in anything!
They taste pretty amazing too! lol Bailey's is such a sweet, creamy flavor. It goes pretty much with anything. 😀
My grandma makes the BEST rum cake and rum balls (sort of a cross between a cookie and a truffle).
These looks amazing! It looks like they are gluten-free, too!
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.
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!
Thank you! I'm glad this is something that you can eat and I hope you give it a try! 😀
They look yummy but would probably be too strong for me since I don't like alcohol in my desserts. I have some family that would love them though!
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.
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
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
Jasmine @ LearningWithMom.org says
Ooh! Yummy! I can't wait to try this myself! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for commenting! You'll have to let me know how you like them if you give them a try! 😀
Done well, I LOVE alcohol in my deserts. Thing is I don't typically drink so to have it hidden and enhancing flavors in my food is really great. These truffles look AMAZING. I love rum cake (or at least my grandmama's rum cake) and these look like they would be really amazing. Can't wait to pin and try these.
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. 😀
If the alcohol is subtle then I don't mind it but I am not a fan if drenched. These sound perfect just the right amount to give it flavour without blowing your socks off! These look lovely 🙂
lol. Blowing your socks off. That made me giggle.. Thank you! They are delicious.
These look wonderful! I love truffles and adding Baileys sounds like such a lovely treat 🙂
I like alcohol in my sweets and this truffles recipe is something that I will surely try! Printed a copy of the recipe 🙂
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it. 😀
Jennifer Clay says
These look really good. I like that you shared the recipe so we could give it a try! Thanks!
of course! I try to share everything I make!
I ADORE homemade truffles. This is the first time I've ever heard of adding these ingredients though. They sound amazing---thanks!
I think that's a good thing! I like to bring something new to the table. 😀 Thank you for the comment!
Tracy @ Using Time Wisely says
Love chocolate in dessert, but I don't touch alcohol. Thanks for the unsweetened cocoa powder tip to toning down desserts that would otherwise be too sweet. Keep on baking!
Thank you! I will surely keep on baking 😀
Those are beautiful! They look like a decadent treat. The whole design of your blog has a fresh, fun vibe.
Thank you! I try to go for fun!
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? 🙂
Thank you first of all. My husband HATES alcohol and he loved these. You just never know!
Coffee, alcohol, and chocolates – what a great combination! I have to try this recipe one of these days. Pinned for later use!
Wonderful! I hope you get to try it. You won't regret it. 😀
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!
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!
Mmmmm, I usually prefer dark chocolate, but these look tempting!
Definitely give them a try! Thank you for commenting.
They look super delicious - thanks for sharing the recipe, will try these for sure!
Thank you! You'll have to let me know how you like them!
Christina Brockett says
These look amazing! I will have to bookmark them for a future date or maybe I will bring them to my book club in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! They'll spice up the book club! 😀
Wow!!! Looks really good, can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing with us!
Amanda E says
These sound amazing! If I were to sub out the alcohol, do you think that heavy cream would be best? With flavor?
You could definitely use heavy cream. You could probably leave it out all together and just add some kind of extract if you wanted.
I love coffee and these look scrumptious! Thank you for sharing.. 😉
Coffee is one of my favorite flavors! Thank you!
Heather McD says
Those look absolutely delicious! I am going to share this recipe with my husband and try to make them. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you! Let me know how they come out! 😀
These sound delicious! I think I'd try them with dark chocolate though.
That's a good idea! If you try it out, let me know how it turns out! Thank you. 😀
Rachel Lavern@Online Biz Boomer Babe says
Since I love Bailey's Irish Cream, I will have to try this recipe very soon. Thanks. I love rum cake and there are other truffles with added alcohol that I have enjoyed.
Let me know how you like them! Bailey's is so delish!
Alyssa//Runway Chef says
I just love baileys and chocolate together! Definitely pinning these to try later!
me toooo! Thanks for commenting!
OH YUM!! Bookmarking so I can try these later. Thank you!! 😛
You're welcome! Thank you for commenting! I hope you give them a try. 😀
Ooooh, those look delicious! I think my husband would love it if I made them for him 🙂 I only have recipes for cooking with alcohol in them, and not for baking.
Thank you! You stick around and I'll share a few recipes with alcohol in them for you. 😀
I don't drink and avoid food with any sort of alcoholic beverage as an ingredient. These still look super yummy. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! You could easily leave the alcohol out and just have coffee truffles. 😀
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.
haha! I think men come together to decide these things! It was definitely like a IN YOUR FACE moment for me. 😀 Thanks for the comment.
Yum!! These look so good!! I would have never thought they would be so easy.
Thank you! That's the best part of it!
These look so good! I will have to try making these. My bf LOVES coffee. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! They're easy to whip together. He'll think you did a chore making these! 😀
These sounds sooo delicious! I cannot wait to try the recipe. I typically don't bake with alcohol, but for these, I am willing to let it slide. LOL
haha! You won't regret it! Thank you for the comment. 😀