Bailey's Chocolate Truffles

28 September 2012

I'm a huge fan of both chocolate and Bailey's so when I found this recipe in a really old recipe book of mine I just had to have a go. And it just so happened that I'd just bought a bottle of the new limited edition flavour of Bailey's... Orange Truffle. You have to buy some! It's amazing,  it tastes just like chocolate orange. 

The great thing about these truffles (apart from being really easy to make) is that they don't need to be kept in the fridge. Most truffle recipes contain cream so have to be refrigerated which can be a.pain when you want to give them as gifts. I'm going to make a double batch of these near Christmas. Wrapped in pretty tissue paper and tied up with ribbon, they'd make lovely little stocking fillers.

I made some without the Bailey's for the Darlings and rolled them in multi coloured sprinkles. They loved them!

Bailey's Chocolate Truffles

Makes 20

100g good quality (70% cocoa solids) plain chocolate
100g unsalted butter
100g ground almonds
100g caster sugar
2 tblsp Baileys

Decorations or dustings of your choice e.g. choc sprinkles, cocoa, icing sugar, coconut, chopped nuts. The list is endless!

Break the chocolate up and place in a bowl with the butter, over a saucepan simmering water. When melted, remove from the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients and give a good mix.

Let the mixture cool then cover and put into the fridge until it firms up, which takes about 2 hours.

When the chocolate mixture is nice and firm, scoop out a heaped teaspoon, quickly roll into a ball and cover in your choice of topping. I usually pop them back in the fridge after rolling them to firm up again. You can put them in a mini cupcake case if you like.

Please note this is not a sponsored post. I just love Bailey's and making yummy things with it!
What treats have you used Bailey's in? Feel free to share your recipes!


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