Irish Cream Truffles

Saturday, December 5, 2020
These Irish Cream Truffles are a deliciously creamy chocolate confection and a perfect candy treat for the holiday plus they make great gifts.

Although I do make my own Copycat Irish Cream, you can use any flavored liquor with my several suggestions below.

The truffles are very smooth using heavy cream and good grade chocolate, everyone will think you purchased them in an expensive specialty candy shop.

Simple to make and they don't take much time or much cooking other than just using the microwave to melt the chocolate.

For gift-giving, store them in pretty festive tins, but they should only be left out up to 3 days unrefrigerated, these will stay fresh up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator so be sure to store them properly.

Just scroll down for these easy printable instructions.

these are chocolate Irish Cream Truffles on a holiday plate rolled in assorted toppings

these are chocolate truffles with all kinds of decorated candies on top and nuts

Fun and Creative Ideas

These adult-style truffles can be changed to non-alcohol easily by just adding almond extract, vanilla or another kind of flavoring you like, adapt this recipe however you would like it.

I find this recipe extremely easy to do and in a matter of minutes you will have the taste of a gourmet truffle just like those fancy candy shops.

This can be decorated any way you like, with all kinds of creative ingredients to roll them for a festive look or anytime of the year leaving them plain and simple.

Just think of all the possibilities for gift giving, wedding trays, or party favors who doesn't love a creamy delicious truffle, and then you can even use sugar-free chocolate to make them for diabetic folks.

One other tip, use any liquor you like Amaretto, Frangelico, Kahlua, Butterscotch Schnapps, Whiskey, Vodka, the skies the limit on possibilities to change the flavor

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Ingredient Suggestions

  1. bittersweet good grade chocolate
  2. butter
  3. heavy cream
  4. butter
  5. Irish cream (or non-alcohol spirit liquor) see suggestions for extract substitutions below
  6. Optional: sprinkles, crushed candy canes, colored sugars, assorted nuts, powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, crushed cookies crumbs, coconut, chopped dried fruits

Other Flavor Suggestions Non-Alcohol Substitutions

  • non-alcohol spirits
  • pure vanilla extract
  • orange extract
  • lemon extract
  • almond extract
  • maple extract

this is a pan of homemade assorted Chocolate Irish Cream Truffles

Tool You Will Need

  • melon ball scoop
  • glass bowl
  • spatula
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • plate or container for storage
  • baking sheet
  • mini candy paper liners
  • sandwich sealed bags or plates
  • if using dipping chocolate you will need two forks

this is coconut in a bag to shake homemade chocolate truffles into

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Irish Potato Candy

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Easy Fudge Recipe

Salted Caramel Bites

Get Creative!

Just remember these truffles can be made in any non-alcohol or with any favorite flavored extracts you like!

Don't miss trying them with peppermint schnapps for the holiday or even a peppermint extract for that festive flavor.

Just make a list of all the flavors you love and turn these truffles into a rich decadent chocolate delight!

Irish Cream Truffles

Irish Cream Truffles

Yield: 30
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min
A delicious truffle made with chocolate, heavy cream, Irish cream, and butter then rolled into a wonderful confection of colorful holiday sprinkles and nuts for a festive look.


  • 1/2  cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces of good grade bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons Irish cream (homemade Irish Cream version click here)
  • Note: any favorite flavored extract or alcohol can be used ( Amaretto,Kahlua, Vodka, Whiskey, Schnapps 
  • non-alcohol spirits
  • pure vanilla extract
  • orange extract
  • lemon extract
  • almond extract
  • maple extract
  • Optional garnishes to roll them in: colorful sprinkles, chopped pistachios, walnuts, macadamia nuts, holiday colorful sugars or candies, coconut, unsweetened cocoa powder, powdered sugar, chopped dates or raisins,  ground cinnamon, and sugar, dipped in melted milk chocolate, white or dark chocolate (white chocolate can be tinted with food coloring)
  • Other tools needed: melon ball scoop, parchment paper, baking paper liners for candy, small sandwich bags


  1. Line a small baking pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. Bring the cream to a boil in a microwave-safe glass bowl for around 1 1/2 minutes.
  3. Add the chocolate and let it sit for a minute to soften.
  4. Stir in the softened butter and Irish cream stir until smooth and evenly mixed together.
  5. Note: for a stronger alcohol flavor use 1 tablespoon straight vodka mixed into the Irish cream.
  6. Spread the truffle mixture into the prepared pan and refrigerate until firm usually around 30 minutes.
  7. While that is cooling, place whatever kinds of garnishes you're using into sandwich bags ( you will be rolling the truffles in those sandwich bags (or you can use plates  for rolling your truffles in.)
  8. Using a melon ball scoop, make a ball and shake it in the toppings you have chosen into the plastic sandwich bag then place into a small paper liner when evenly coated.
  9. Refrigerate after all your truffles are covered in a plastic container after completion and any leftovers.
  10. Note: these taste best served at room temperature.
  11. These will last up to 3 weeks refrigerated.
  12. For dipping into chocolate: Melt good grade dipping chocolate ( for a nice shine add 1 tablespoon of chopped melted paraffin wax ( make sure you melt the wax first then add the chocolate keep stirring until the chocolate is smooth) use a dipping fork and dip each one into the chocolate and place on parchment paper or wax paper to dry.



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  1. They look really really beautiful, festive and I bet they taste just as amazing as they look, Claudia.

  2. Use 1 teaspoon and if you can't smell it add another 1/2 teaspoon, it depends which one some are too strong and other not strong enough, hope that helps

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 514. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen


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