These Homemade Bailey’s Chocolate Truffles are a real treat all year round! Truffles are so easy to make, and they are a great edible gift to give for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, birthdays, and more! If you love Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur and chocolate then this is a recipe for you!
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Homemade Bailey’s Chocolate Truffles
If you have ever wanted to make your own chocolates at home, you can’t go wrong with truffles! They’re so simple to make and taste so good too.
They’re a delicious treat to spoil yourself with or to give as a yummy homemade gift all year round.
To gift the truffles, place each one into petit fours cases and present in a gift box or tin. Or you could fill a cello bag with some of the Bailey’s chocolate truffles and tie off with some ribbon and a gift tag.
Ingredients used in this recipe
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post, but here is a brief outline so you know what to expect from the recipe.
I highly recommend always reading a recipe all the way through before starting.
- Chocolate Graham Crackers or other chocolate biscuits. And if you can’t find the chocolate kind you could just use regular graham crackers or Digestives (UK)
- Dark Chocolate Chips – 70% cocoa or higher, if you can’t get dark chocolate chips, use a bar of chocolate and smash it into pieces to melt
- Powdered Sugar – also known as icing sugar or confectioner’s sugar
- Sweetened Condensed Milk – not to be confused with evaporated milk which will not work in this recipe
- Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur – you can’t make these truffles without this ingredient! Well, technically you could, but then they wouldn’t be Bailey’s truffles!
Equipment used in this recipe
You are likely to have most standard cooking tools in your kitchen but I’ve added some Amazon links for your convenience should you need something more specific for this recipe.
Bailey’s Truffles Recipe Tips
- This recipe uses pecans – twice. Once inside the truffles themselves, and then as the coating.
- The pecans that go into the truffles are ground to a coarse sand-like texture using a food processor. If you don’t have one, then place then nuts inside a sealable food bag and bash them with a rolling pin or mallet as much as you can!
- The pecans on the outside of the truffles don’t need to be ground up so fine.
- This recipe also uses chocolate graham crackers – but if you can’t source these, then use any other kind of chocolate biscuit/cookie, or even regular graham crackers. The closest UK equivalent is probably Digestives.
- Because of the sweetness of the cookies, condensed milk, as well as powdered sugar (icing sugar) and the Bailey’s, these truffles are made with dark chocolate – 70% or higher. If you can buy dark chocolate chips you can easily melt those in the microwave. If you can’t get dark choc chips, then just buy bars and smash them into smaller pieces for melting.
- Melt the chocolate either according to the package instructions or in short increments in the microwave.
- Stir between melting as the chocolate may not appear melted, but actually is!
- Do not burn the chocolate as it will become unusable.
- Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop out the Bailey’s chocolate mixture to roll into truffle balls.
- The scoop will help to get even portions, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry, just eyeball it and use a tablespoon instead. These truffles are homemade so they don’t have to be exactly uniform in size!
Make It A Meal!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to make a full meal!
- Appetizer: Winter Vegetable Soup
- Main Dish: Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes
- Side Salad: Loaded Broccoli and Bacon Salad
- Beverage: Apple Cider Dark and Stormy Cocktail
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More Recipes Using Chocolate
Since one of the main ingredients in this recipe is chocolate here are some more recipes using the same:
More Truffle Recipes
Want to make more truffles? Take a look at these recipes next:
- Candy Cane Chocolate Brownie Truffles
- Japanese Chocolate Truffles
- Basic Chocolate Truffles
- Ginger Nut Truffles
- 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, divided
- 1½ cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs, or other chocolate cookies/biscuits
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips, 70% or higher
- ½ cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
- ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
- ¾ cup Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur
- Place 1 cup of the chopped pecans into a food processor and grind into a coarse sand-like texture.
- Place the ground pecans into a large mixing bowl with the chocolate graham cracker crumbs.
- Place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and melt the chocolate in increments of 30 seconds until melted and smooth, stirring in between.
- Whisk in the powdered sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and Bailey's Irish Cream until combined.
- Gradually stir in the pecan/graham cracker mixture until combined.
- Cover and place into the fridge for an hour to set.
- Using a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon, spoon some mixture out and into the palm of your
hand and roll into a ball.
- Place the ball onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Continue to scoop and roll the mixture into truffle balls until all the mixture is used.
- Place the other cup of chopped pecans into a bowl and roll each truffle into the nuts to coat.
- Place in fridge until ready to enjoy!
The picture of the rolled truffles is from another truffle recipe, but shown for demonstration purposes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes.