Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles


Recipe courtesy of Cosmopolitan magazine, published by Hearst Communications Inc.

Back when I had my first apartment (circa 1978), Cosmopolitan magazine was known as the modern girl’s guide to love and sex.  These truffles, meant for sharing with your lover, are easy to make and taste scrumptious, just don’t go crazy with the orange rind, or it will over power the flavor of the truffles.  Enjoy!



1 pound plus 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (I used half semi-sweet and half bitterweet chocolate)

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange rind

1/4 cup cocoa, sifted




1.Chop chocolate into small pieces and place in a medium-sized bowl; set aside.


2. In a saucepan, heat cream and Bailey’s Irish Cream to a boil.  Pour boiling cream over chocolate and stir to combine and melt the chocolate.  Blend in the orange rind.



3. Chill until mixture sets, about 1 hour.  Roll into small balls and dust with the cocoa.



4. This mixture makes a lot of truffles, more than you will need for a dinner party.  Treat your co-workers, your kid’s teachers, your friends, etc.  Otherwise you will end up eating them all.  After the chocolate and creams are blended smooth (before it is refrigerated), you have ganache.  The glossy confection looks very elegant poured over a layered cake.