These Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles are a decadent chocolate treat everybody is going to love. Made with festive chocolate orange and rich, creamy Bailey’s! They make for the perfect edible gift as they’re quick and easy to make, transport well, and are totally indulgent.
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Every time I made homemade truffles, it makes me realise I do not make them often enough. They’re so ridiculously easy to make and the results are incredible! Little balls of fudgy, decadent chocolate that are flavoured any way you fancy, what’s not to love?! These Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles are my new favourite variation though. In my family it isn’t Christmas unless you have a Chocolate Orange and a bottle of Baileys, I don’t make the rules that’s just how it is! So when deciding what flavour to make some festive chocolate truffles, Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles were first in line!
Trust me, you really do need these Baileys Truffles in your life, make them now and you can thank me later. First of all, they’re so fudgy – the texture is just dreamy. Then, of course, the sweet and festive chocolate orange flavour comes through strong, with a coating of orange cocoa powder to balance the overall sweetness of the truffles. And, my favourite part, the Baileys – it’s creamy and rich, with that unmistakable Irish cream flavour we all know and love. My cream to Baileys ratio in these Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles definitely leans heavy on the Baileys side so you get plenty of that delicious flavour in them, Baileys definitely lends itself well as a cream substitute – I wonder if I can whip it?! 😀
That’s one of the many things I love about Baileys, it has so many delicious uses! You can drink it by itself, you can mix it into a cocktail, you can bake with it, put it in sauces, put it in chocolates of course, and so much more! That’s why we always have a bottle in my house, especially at Christmas time. I popped into my local Tesco to grab a bottle, along with the other very few ingredients you need to make these Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles, it makes for a very easy shopping trip! Of course, Baileys do many different flavour variations, but for these Baileys Truffles we use the classic original one – this way you can have the chocolate orange and Baileys flavours both shining through without any competition.
I made a batch of these last weekend and took them over to my sister’s, despite how rich and decadent these Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles are we ate almost the whole batch in a very small amount of time! They’re just so moreish and impossible to resist. As soon as you bite into the fudgy truffles you get that bitter hit from the cocoa coating that is immediately balanced by the sweet chocolate orange and rich Baileys – they really are heaven in chocolate form. I will be making quite a few more batches over the coming days as Christmas presents for my colleagues – due to the amount of Baileys I put in these Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles, I may have to advise them not to eat them until they finish work!! If they can resist that is! I definitely recommend that you make these Baileys Truffles for both yourself and as gifts for your friends and family, they will make you very happy and very popular!
Let’s get chocolatiering! (totally a word)
Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles
Yield 25-30 truffles
Fudgy and decadent homemade chocolate truffles with chocolate orange and Baileys. The perfect edible gift!
- 14oz (400g) chocolate orange, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup (80ml) heavy cream (double cream)
- 1/2 cup (120ml) Baileys Irish Cream
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- Put your chopped chocolate orange in a heatproof bowl
- Put the cream and the Baileys in a small saucepan and heat on a medium low heat, until bubbles start to form around the edge. Do not let boil.
- Pour over the chopped chocolate orange and let sit for 45 seconds
- Whisk until smooth.
- Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to set
- Meanwhile, put the orange zest in a bowl and sift the cocoa powder over the top. Stir to combine and set aside.
- Once the truffle filling has set, sift the cocoa powder over a shallow plate. Discard the orange zest.
- Line a tray with greaseproof or wax paper
- Scoop out the truffle filling using a spoon and roll into 1" balls. The easiest and least messy way to do this is to put your hands under running cold water, pat dry so they're still wet but not dripping - this will help stop the filling sticking to your hands and help you roll smoother bowls. You may need to repeat this step a few times.
- Roll the balls in the cocoa powder and set on your prepared tray
- Chill for another 30 minutes
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Please note - Baileys Irish Cream is gluten free. However, even though the distillation process removes gluten traces from the barley, some people still may react to it for reasons I don't really know! So please use your own best judgement when consuming Baileys
Calorie information is generated using an app, so may not be entirely accurate. This information should be used for guidance only! Who's counting calories when eating truffles anyway?!
Serving Size 1 truffle
Amount Per Serving
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.