Have you ever had Irish Coffee? It wasn’t until we moved to New Orleans that I had one and if you haven’t ever had one then I highly suggest you try it.
There is this great little Irish bar downtown called Pat O’Briens, it has a fun atmosphere downtown that is so enjoyable. The fun is without that dirty feel that you get from normal places on Bourbon Street. After having Irish Coffee I decided as a St. Patrick’s Day treat I would turn the classic Irish coffee drink into a truffle. I am so glad I did! These Irish Coffee Truffles are ones you are not going to want to put down, you also might not want to share them 😉
Truffles look like complicated to make but they’re really one of the easiest. It is important to follow the steps and to be careful that your chocolate doesn’t get wet before adding in the cream. Now I have coated the truffles in cocoa powder to bring a little bitterness to a sweet truffle. If you are not fond of bitter flavors you can always roll these truffles in sprinkles or powdered sugar.
Irish Coffee Truffles
- 10 ounces dark chocolate bars
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 4 teaspoons instant coffee powder
- ¼ cup Irish Cream
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
Irish Coffee Truffles Directions
- Chop your chocolate into small pieces and place in a large heatproof bowl.
- In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat combined the heavy cream, butter, and instant coffee. Make sure to watch the pot cream doesn’t boil over.
- When it has come to a boil remove the pot from the heat.
- Pour the hot cream mixture evenly over the chocolate and cover the bowl with saran wrap. Allow the chocolate to melt about 3 to 5 minutes.
- With a rubber spatula start by stirring small circles in the center of the bowl to slowly emulsify the cream and chocolate together. As the mixture comes together slowly move the spatula out wider until all of the cream is integrated with the chocolate.
- Pour the chocolate into a 9 x 9 baking pan, cover and place it in the fridge for an hour until the chocolate mixture has set up.
- Take a small cookie scoop or teaspoon and scoop out small balls of the chocolate. Roll the balls in your hand to make them and an even circle.
- In a small bowl place your cocoa powder.
- Then add the chocolate balls a few at a time into the cocoa powder and swirl the balls around until they are evenly coated. Remove them from powder set them on a plate.