Happy St Patricks Day!! (Well, 2 days early… but at least you can make these in advance now!) You might be able to tell by now that I love sweets, such as truffles and fudge and such – so easy to make at home, and so much cheaper than buying them pre-made! I also had an inkling that as its St Patricks Day coming up – celebrating it in style would be ideal, therefore Baileys Truffles!!
They are so indulgent and rich, yet perfectly sized and tasty, so irresistible. This recipe is so easy to do, and you will want to make them over and over, especially if your friends & family start having them – you will all be hooked!
I myself are not Irish, but some of my friends are so I always celebrate the day with them yearly – its far too much fun, and I LOVE how much everyone gets in to it!
This recipe makes 50 Truffles – Can easily be halved for less!
– 250g dark chocolate, chopped
– 250g milk chocolate, chopped
– 150g butter
– 300ml double cream
– 200ml Baileys/Irish Cream
– Milk Chocolate
– White Chocolate
– Green food colouring
1) Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl above a pan of simmering water and melt on a low heat until fully melted – try not to stir it too much as it may cause lumps in the chocolate
2) Once melted, take off the heat and whisk in the cream and Baileys
3) Set in a covered container in the fridge for at least 4-5 hours, preferably overnight, until solid
4) Using a melon baller or two spoons, form into truffle sized rounds and place in the fridge again for a couple of hours so they have a chance to become hard again after being handled – I use a cup of boiling water and dip the melon baller in each time I have rolled a truffle to clean off any excess and it makes it easier for the truffle to come out.
5) Once they have hardened – Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave or over the simmering water again and dip each truffle in them
6) Once they are done, melt the white chocolate and mix in the food colouring so it creates a brilliant St Patricks Day Green and drizzle on top of the truffles!
7) Store in the fridge – they will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks!
Tips and Ideas
You don’t have to cover the truffles in more chocolate if you don’t want to, you can just do a cocoa powder covering like I have done on my Clotted Cream Chocolate Truffles before – but as I am doing these for St Patricks Day I thought that the Green drizzle would look good!
P.s. Enjoy St Patricks day, I know I will – but be safe!!
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