Rich Irish Cream Truffles

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Ocean~Ivy

This is a really fancy,and simple treat to make for St. Patrick's Day, or any day for that matter!

Top Review by Oenophilly

A very good, basic recipe! I made a few half-batches to play around with the ingredients and decorating to get the results I wanted. I ended up using half the eggs, omitting the vanilla and adding another 2 tbsp of irish cream. I tried it once with a semi-sweet/unsweet chocolate mix, but the original mix is definitely better. Also, they taste *spectacular* dipped in tempered chocolate - the contrast of textures is just out of this world :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a 2-quart saucepan over medium, heat whipping cream (2-3 minutes).
  2. Add vanilla extract and salt.
  3. Stir in half of the bittersweet chocolate and half milk chocolate with a whisk until melted.
  4. Stir in the yolks, cooking over low heat. Stir often until lightly thickened (10-12 minutes).
  5. Remove from heat; stir in remaining chocolate and the liqueur until chocolate is melted.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until mixture is firm enough to shape (1/2 hour).
  7. In medium shallow bowl, sift in cocoa.
  8. By rounded TBSP, drop chocolate mixture into cocoa, rolling to coat.
  9. Form into balls and roll in cocoa again.
  10. Carefully put onto tray; refrigerate until firm (approx 30 minutes).

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