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Bailey's Irish Creme Chocolate Truffles


  • 1/4 C + 2 TBSP whipping cream
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP instant coffee
  • 1 Ghirardelli milk chocolate bar 3 1/2 oz
  • Chopped into small pieces
  • 3 Ghirardelli premium dark chocolate bars 3 1/2 oz each
  • Chopped one bar into small pieces. Put in a small bowl
  • Chop the remaining 2 bars of dark chocolate and put in a second bowl
  • 3 TBSP Bailey's Irish whiskey


  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Set aside.
  • Combine the milk chocolate and one dark chocolate pieces into a large bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • Add whipping cream and sugar to a saucepan bringing it to a boil.
  • Once it reaches a boil quickly remove the saucepan from the heat and add the instant coffee.
  • Whisk the coffee to combine it with the whipping cream and sugar.
  • When dissolved pour over the bar of chopped milk chocolate and chopped dark chocolate. Stir using a whisk until chocolate is melted.
  • Add whiskey. Stir to combine.
  • Cover this (ganache) with plastic wrap.
  • Set aside to firm up for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • This needs to be firm enough to be made into a ball and hold its shape.
  • Using a large spoon to scoop ganache out and use your hands to roll into round balls.
  • Set aside.
  • Bring the water in the bottom half of the double boiler to a boil.
  • Reduce to a low simmer.
  • Add 2/3's of the chopped dark chocolate in the top half of the double boiler.
  • Stir constantly until the chocolate is almost melted.
  • Set 1/3 of remaining chocolate aside.
  • Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool.
  • Add the rest of the chocolate.
  • Stir until most of chocolate has melted.
  • Place some chocolate on the palm of your hand and roll a round ganache ball into it.
  • Place the chocolate covered truffles on the prepped cookie sheets.
  • Repeat until all of the balls have been made.
  • (If chocolate becomes too firmed and or cold place it in the microwave oven for 4-5 seconds.)
  • Dip truffles once more into chocolate.
  • Allow to slightly harden before drizzling more chocolate onto the truffles
  • Enjoy