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Truffles with a kick

This week began the start of my holiday baking/treat making. Yesterday, my mom and I toiled in the kitchen to create some delicious candy treats. First up? Truffles. And not just any truffles…truffles with a kick.

Our friend Anne was kind enough to share the base for this recipe with me, so I had to give it a try (with a tweak or two of my own)! And I must say, they are oh so tasty – and very easy to make!

Chocolate Truffles with a Kick

Truffles with a kick
  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened (I use reduced fat)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1½ package (12 oz) Bakers semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup Bailey's Irish cream or Kahlua
  • 10 Oreo cookies, or other chocolate sandwich cookies
  • White chocolate (almond bark) for garnish
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until well blended.
  2. Add melted chocolate, vanilla, and Baileys, then mix well (add a little more powdered sugar if it seems too runny).
  3. Refrigerate mixture about 1 hour.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls, rolling with your hands. Place each on parchment paper or wax paper.
  5. In a food processor, chop Oreo cookies into a fine crumb and pour into a pie plate.
  6. Roll each truffle in the Oreo crumbs to coat.
  7. Melt the white chocolate/almond bark. Dip the tines of a fork in the white chocolate, and drizzle across the truffles.
  8. Store truffles in the refrigerator. Makes about 5 dozen.


For our truffles, we decided to split the recipe in half. We made one 1/2 batch with Bailey’s, and 1/2 with Kahlua…just for some variety!

Happy Holiday treat making, everyone!

Do you have a favorite truffle flavor to enjoy?

If you’re looking for more delicious sweets…

Chocolate Coconut Macarons with Kahlua Buttercream

Chocolate coconut macarons with Kahlua buttercream

Chocolate Toffee “Crack”

chocolate toffee crack


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