Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Irish Cream Truffles

The rich, creamy flavor of Irish Cream is just begging to be made into candy.  I've been dreaming about these truffles since last Christmas.  I'm so glad that I finally made them.

The filling is a combination of white chocolate, butter, and, of course, Irish Cream.  (A complete recipe can be found below.)  Melt these ingredients in a microwavable bowl and stir until smooth.  Be careful not to over heat.  Let this mixture cool to room temperature and put it in a piping bag.  You don't even need a piping tip.

Add a few tools and you're ready to rock and roll.  You need a candy mold, a scraper, and melted candy coating. These are especially good with dark chocolate that I found at Chocoley.com.
 After you coat the candy mold with chocolate, pipe the filling into each cavity.  (A more detailed tutorial can be found here.  I used the same method as my chocolate truffles.)  With a little corn starch on your finger, tap down the little points.  Fill up the rest of the mold with more chocolate coating and let harden.  Remove them from  the mold and they are ready to enjoy.
Irish Cream Truffles

I should have made these sooner.  Make some today and taste the smooth, creamy filling.  It's a thing of beauty!