Baileys Truffles!

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Easy and Delicious Baileys Truffles with Milk & Dark Chocolate and a drizzle!

Baileys Truffles? Yes okay then. Honestly? They are incredible. I realise this is the first paragraph in this post, but I have to say from the start that these Baileys truffles are theeeee one for me. Oh HELLO.

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!

For these ones, it’s similar to a basic ganache. Obviously, they’re not as it has Baileys and Butter added in, but roll with me here! The texture of these is smooth, and rich and heavenly. 

With a regular ganache, you would use a 1:1 ratio of Dark Chocolate to Cream (double cream), and leave it at that. If I was to make just Milk Chocolate ganache truffles, it’s typically a 2:1 ratio of Chocolate to Cream, and Milk Chocolate is 3:1. 

However, I didn’t want these to be too rich, as Baileys itself is quite rich, I used a half and half ratio of Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate.

Baileys is thinner and obviously has the alcohol element, so the ganache is automatically different so that it will set!

I found the ratio of 300g of Dark Chocolate, 300g of Milk Chocolate, 300ml Double Cream, and 200ml of Baileys was ideal. It gives enough richness to the truffles to create a wonderful flavour, and then enough Baileys to have a whack of flavour, without ruining the truffles!

To make the mixture is quite simple, to be honest – Chop the chocolate up nice and finely and put it into a bowl – the finer, the less you have to mix the mixture (as over mixing a ganache can make it split).

Heat the cream and baileys in a pan till just before boiling – it will be steaming, and hot to touch, but not bubbling. 

Pour the hot cream and baileys over the chocolate, and leave the mixture to set for 5 minutes. Give the mixture a stir. Once the mixture is melted and lovely, pour the mix into a bowl or pot and put it in the fridge to set completely. If the chocolate hasn’t quite melted however, stick it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time and stir each time!

I use this scoop to make my truffles – I tend to dip it into a cup of boiled water, and dry it quickly, then scoop the ganache. It just means the chocolates are more round from the beginning – alternatively you can use two spoons, for example, you just have to roll them in your hands to make them round!

Once they’re rolled – I recommend freezing the truffles so that they are very solid – it will make covering them much, much easier as the melted chocolate for the coating will start to melt the truffles!

I personally use Milk Chocolate to coat the truffles, as it’s nice and in the middle! I use these dipping tools to coat the truffles! Then, a drizzle of white chocolate, and you’re done! 

I hope you love these much as I do! x

Recipe Updated June 2019 – notes below for the original recipe! 

5 from 2 votes
Baileys Truffles!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Decorating Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Easy and Delicious Baileys Truffles with Milk & Dark Chocolate and a drizzle!

Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Truffles
Keyword: Baileys
Servings: 60 Truffles
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
Truffle Mix
  • 300 g Dark Chocolate
  • 300 g Milk Chocolate
  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • 200 ml Baileys
  • 300 g Milk Chocolate
  • 50 g White Chocolate
  1. Chop you Chocolates up finely, and add to a large bowl.

  2. Pour your Double Cream and Baileys into a pan, and heat on the hob till it's just before boiling point - it needs to be steaming, and hot to touch, but not bubbling.

  3. Pour the Cream/Baileys over the finely chopped Chocolate, and leave to sit for a few minutes.

  4. Whisk the mixture together till smooth. If it hasn't quite melted all together, microwave the mixture for 10-15 seconds at a time and stir each time!

  5. Pour the mixture into a bowl or shallow pot.

  6. Leave the mixture in the fridge to set till solid.

  7. Once set, scoop out your mixture, and make the truffles into ball shapes on a lined tray.

  8. Once the mixture is all scooped, put your truffles into the freezer for half an hour or till they are completely solid!

  9. Melt your Milk Chocolate for coating, and dunk the truffles in one at a time and coat - leave them to set carefully on a lined tray.

  10. Once they're coated, melt your White chocolate and drizzle over the truffles! Leave to set in the fridge till solid. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  • You can cover the truffles in whatever chocolate you want - I just love the Milk Chocolate!
  • For the mix you can use 500g of Dark Chocolate if you want all Dark, or 700g of Milk Chocolate if you want them to be all Milk!
  • I used the basic Original Baileys. 
  • These will last in the fridge for one week, or outside the fridge in cooler temperatures. 
  • This recipe was updated in June 2019. The original recipe was:
    • 250g Dark Chocolate, 250g Milk Chocolate, 150g Butter, 300ml Cream, 200ml Baileys. 
    • I then coated the original truffles in a green white chocolate drizzle. 
Nutrition Facts
Baileys Truffles!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. 5 stars
    Hi Jane, this was my first attempt at making truffles. This was a very steep learning curve as I have never done anything like this before but following your recipe it was a success.
    These turned out amazing. Your recipe made 48 truffles of which I had to give 30 to family for fear of piling on the pounds. These truffles are so morish. Everyone who had one said that they tasted better than any they had tasted before.
    I found making the garnish easy but getting the chocolate right was hard. I have learnt so much about how chocolate behaves. Evidently I will be making more truffles in the future.
    Many thanks for posting this recipe

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