Irish Cream Truffles Are the Perfect St. Patrick's Day Dessert

irish cream truffles

With just three ingredients, you can make a decadent St. Patrick’s Day dessert. But watch out — these little truffles are so addicting, you may not be able to stop snacking.

Irish Cream Truffles


  • 8 ounces milk chocolate
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur (buy it or make your own)
  • Green and chocolate sprinkles (optional)
  • Cocoa powder (optional)
  • Pro Tip: Though you can use any type of chocolate, we recommend milk. Others, such as dark chocolate, can overpower the flavor of the liqueur.


    1. Finely chop the chocolate and place into a large bowl.

    2. In a small saucepan, combine the heavy cream and Irish cream and bring to a boil. Pour boiling liquid over the chopped chocolate. Allow the chocolate to soften for 1 minute, then stir gently with a spatula until the mixture is smooth and all of the chocolate is melted.

    Pro Tip: If the chocolate doesn’t completely melt, heat chocolate in the microwave for 10-second intervals until it becomes smooth when stirred.

    3. Cover with plastic wrap and allow ganache to set overnight.

    4. Use a small spoon to shape the set ganache into rough, ¾” balls. Once all of the ganache has been divided, quickly roll the ganache in between your palms to shape them into smooth, round balls.

    5. Place green sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles and/or cocoa powder into small bowls. Roll each shaped ball of ganache into one of the bowls to coat. Repeat with all truffles.

    When done, store the truffles in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve.

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    8 Responses to “Irish Cream Truffles Are the Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Dessert”

    1. Ilyana

      Mine wouldn’t set but it was delicious. I used it as a filling for the best chocolate cake I’ve ever made. Lots of requests for more.

    2. Tanya

      When allowing the ganache to set overnight, should it be refridrator or set overnight at room temperature?

    3. Adrienne Selvy Hochee

      It is best NOT to boil the creams. Bring to a small bubble simmer and then pour over the chocolate. In a minute or two stir the mixture until the chocolate is melted and incorporated

    4. Priscilla Ferguson

      Oh yes. This was so easy and very yummy. Making own Irish Cream is just great!!! Tastes like more-ish!

      • Veronica Weeks-Basham

        Is Kirkland Omara’s Irish Country CREME Liquor ok to use? Lower alcohol content

      • Terri

        Bringing the Irish Cream to a boil, even briefly, will cause most (if not all) of the alcohol to evaporate. You’ll have the taste without the alcohol, like when cooking with wine.