Got tired of baking and making traditional recipes and so we took our chances with this one… I have to admit these Baileys Almond Truffles turned out  pretty darn good.

There is nothing like the creamy taste of truffles. Use a good quality chocolate and whole cream, toasted ground almonds and of course some delicious Baileys and there you have Baileys Almond Truffles.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 7 ounces semi sweet chocolate (good quality) 200 grams
  • 3/4 cup whole cream 200 grams
  • 1-2 tablespoons Baileys I used 1 tablespoon but 2 would have been better
  • 1 cup almonds (whole almonds toasted before ground) 100 grams

HOW TO PREPARE

  • Pre-heat oven to 260° (130° celsius)
  • Place the almonds on a cookie sheet and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes. Remove and finely chop in a food processor.
  • In a medium glass bowl add the chocolate and place bowl over a pot of water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water in the pot), heat on low, stirring occasionally till the chocolate melts and stir until it becomes smooth.
  • Add the cream and continue to stir to combine, add the Baileys, stir to combine.
  • Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup of finely chopped almonds, stir to combine.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours (until firm).
  • Remove from fridge and form into balls, roll in the 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds, cocoa, shredded coconut or anything else that you prefer. Keep refrigerated until serving. Enjoy