5 Ingredient Baileys Truffles | No Bake Recipe

These decadent Baileys truffles are the perfect adults-only dessert.

With a rich, boozy, chocolate ganache that is sure to impress any Baileys Irish Cream fan, these 5 ingredient truffles are the easiest no-bake sweet treat.

A plate of Baileys truffles, with a bottle of Baileys just visible to the side.

Baileys chocolate truffles, with their rich chocolate ganache and a punch of Irish cream, are the perfect chocolate treat with a boozy surprise. They are indulgent, luxurious, and one of the easiest Baileys recipes to make!

For decadent desserts with a Baileys twist, my Baileys brownies, Baileys self-saucing pudding, and Baileys Malteser cheesecake are always crowd pleasers.

If you really don’t want to cook, this Baileys chocolate brownie trifle just needs assembling, and you cannot beat a scoop of vanilla ice cream with chocolate Baileys sauce poured over it. Super easy and soo delicious!

Truffles on a plate with one bitten into to show the chocolate ganache filling.

Why You’re Going To Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy recipe – just melt, mix, chill and roll. That’s it!
  • 5 ingredients – you just need 5 ingredients to make these decadent Irish cream truffles.
  • Perfect for celebrations – serve as an after-dinner sweet treat with coffee, or on a desert platter along with Baileys fudge or Baileys Tim Tam Balls. This Baileys truffle recipe can also easily be doubled for larger crowds.
  • Conventional and Thermomix – both methods for Baileys truffles are included in the recipe card below.

What You Need

Homemade Baileys truffles are made with just 5 ingredients!

Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the ingredients quantities and full detailed method.

Ingredients needed to make the truffle recipe in separate bowls.

Equipment Required

  • Microwave, and microwave safe bowl or jug – for heating the cream, Baileys and butter. Of course, if you have a Thermomix (optional), you can use that too!
  • Bowl & rubber spatula – for making the chocolate ganache.
  • Small bowls – for coating the Baileys truffles.

Step By Step Instructions

It takes just minutes to prepare this boozy truffles recipe, then chill in the fridge to firm up before rolling in balls and coating them.

Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the ingredients quantities and full detailed method.

Step 1 – Microwave

Heat the cream, Baileys Irish Cream, butter and salt in the microwave for 1-2 minutes (stirring every 30 seconds), until hot, but not boiling. 

Cream, Baileys and butter in a heatproof jug.

Step 2 – Leave To Melt

Place the dark chocolate melts into a bowl. Pour the hot cream mixture over the top.

Chocolate in a bowl with hot cream mixture poured over it.

Allow to sit for 5 minutes before stirring with a rubber spatula until smooth and combined. 

Step 3 – Chill

Place bowl into the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours (overnight is best)

Stirred chocolate ganache in a bowl.

Step 4 – Roll

Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls, and place on a baking paper lined tray.

Note: Mixture will be soft and sticky so keep it as cool as possible – see Tips.

Teaspoons of the chocolate ganache rolled into balls and placed on baking paper.

Step 5 – Coat

Coat the truffles by rolling in cocoa powder, desiccated coconut, crushed peanuts or icing sugar. Store coated truffles in the refridgerator until ready to serve.

Three bowls of truffle coatings: cocoa powder, coconut and chopped peanuts, with a ganache truffle in each one.

I like to do a combination of coatings as they not only look pretty, but it means everyone can choose their favourite.

Four different varieties of coated truffles on a baking paper lined tray.
A close up of a plate of finished Baileys Irish cream truffles.

Expert Tips

  • Type of cream – these Baileys truffles require thickened cream (as it’s referred to in Australia) or heavy cream (as it’s known in the US). 
  • Tips for rolling the truffles:
    • Leave the truffle mixture to chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours before rolling. I recommend leaving it the fridge overnight if you can.
    • The truffle mixture will be soft and sticky to handle. I recommended placing an ice pack on the bench and icing your hands between rolling each truffle. You can also place another ice pack under the bowl of truffle mixture to keep in cool if you like. 
  • Storing – Baileys truffles will last up to 1 week in an airtight container in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
  • Refrigerating the truffles – because they’re made with cream, these truffles need to be refrigerated until you’re ready to serve them.

FAQs

Can I freeze Baileys truffles?

Absolutely! Place in an airtight container with a layer of greaseproof paper in-between the truffles and freeze for up to 3 months.

Can I make these truffles without alcohol?

Yes! Add more cream instead of the Baileys Irish Cream.

Close up of half eaten truffle to show the smooth Irish cream ganache, with a bottle of Baileys in the background.

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Rich and decadent chocolate ganache truffles with Baileys.

Baileys Truffles

Adults-only rich Baileys Truffles with a decadent Baileys chocolate ganache filling!

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Truffles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Chilling time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Servings: 20 serves

Calories: 98kcal

Author: Lucy – Bake Play Smile

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Instructions

  • Heat the cream, Baileys Irish Cream, butter and salt in the microwave for 1-2 minutes (stirring every 30 seconds), until hot, but not boiling. If using a Thermomix: Heat the cream, Baileys Irish Cream, butter and salt for 4 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 2.
  • Place the chocolate into a bowl. Pour the hot cream mixture over the top.

  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes before stirring with a rubber spatula until smooth and combined.

  • Place into the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours (overnight is best).

  • Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls.Coat by rolling in cocoa powder, coconut, crushed peanuts or icing sugar.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS

  • Type of cream – Baileys truffles require thickened cream (as it’s referred to in Australia) or heavy cream (as it’s known in the US).
  • Baileys Irish Cream – can be substituted with rum to make rum truffles, or alternatively replaced with cream for a non-alcoholic version.
  • Cool temperature – the truffle mixture will be soft and sticky to handle. I recommended placing an ice pack on the bench and icing your hands between rolling each truffle. You can also place another ice pack under the bowl of truffle mixture if you like.
  • Storing – Baileys truffles will last up to 1 week in an airtight container in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
  • Refrigerating the truffles – because they’re made with cream, the truffles need to be refrigerated until you’re ready to serve them.

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg



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