Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffle Shots 
   A New St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Better than a Pot of Gold!  
   There is something about St. Patrick’s Day that makes everyone happy. Maybe it is   the time of year- spring is just around the corner, the days are a little longer and the sun is a   little higher in the sky. Perhaps it is a fact that it is a day for celebration that has no   responsibility for gift giving or tremendous dinner preparation. You can have a party with   corn beef, cabbage and potatoes all made in one pot, not to mention this holiday is one   where people give themselves permission to imbibe just a wee bit more than usual.  
  Here is the perfect dessert to top off your meal - The Chocolate Goddess calls them   Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffle Shots. They are chocolate cordial cups but they are filled with   Bailey’s Irish Cream ganache, making them in fact the most delicious Irish Cream Truffles!  
  Purchase 3 boxes of chocolate cordial cups (12 per box) at your local gourmet or   chocolate store or order them online. Instead of filling them with liquors, the goddess has a   new and improved idea.    Here is the recipe:  
   Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffle Shots  36 Chocolate Cordial Cups   24 ounces of Ghiradelli® chocolate chopped very fine (I use the food processor).   2/3 cup of Heavy Cream   1/3 cup of Bailey’s Irish Cream   ¼ teaspoon of Irish Cream oil (made for flavoring chocolate and very powerful). If you   do not have this, 2 teaspoons of good quality vanilla will do.   
   Directions    In a heavy saucepan, bring the cream to just boiling, stirring frequently so no skin   forms on the cream. Pour the hot cream over chopped in a medium bowl and mix until   dissolved. Add Bailey’s Irish cream and oil or extract.  
 Let the chocolate ganache sit just until it just begins to take form and then place  about 2 teaspoons in each chocolate cordial cup, mounding it a bit. I swirled the top with a   chopstick to give it a piped look. Elegant and delicious, I served them at a party last weekend   and there wasn’t one left.  
 Accompany them with Irish coffee for a real treat. You could plate 3 for each person  with a dollop of whipped cream on the side. Think kindly, if you are not having or going to a   party, make them for a friend to put a smile in their Irish eyes - BE Goddess!

Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffle Shots


A New St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Better than a Pot of Gold!


There is something about St. Patrick’s Day that makes everyone happy. Maybe it is the time of year- spring is just around the corner, the days are a little longer and the sun is a little higher in the sky. Perhaps it is a fact that it is a day for celebration that has no responsibility for gift giving or tremendous dinner preparation. You can have a party with corn beef, cabbage and potatoes all made in one pot, not to mention this holiday is one where people give themselves permission to imbibe just a wee bit more than usual.

Here is the perfect dessert to top off your meal - The Chocolate Goddess calls them Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffle Shots. They are chocolate cordial cups but they are filled with Bailey’s Irish Cream ganache, making them in fact the most delicious Irish Cream Truffles!

Purchase 3 boxes of chocolate cordial cups (12 per box) at your local gourmet or chocolate store or order them online. Instead of filling them with liquors, the goddess has a new and improved idea.

Here is the recipe:

Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffle Shots
36 Chocolate Cordial Cups
24 ounces of Ghiradelli® chocolate chopped very fine (I use the food processor).
2/3 cup of Heavy Cream
1/3 cup of Bailey’s Irish Cream
¼ teaspoon of Irish Cream oil (made for flavoring chocolate and very powerful). If you do not have this, 2 teaspoons of good quality vanilla will do.

Directions
In a heavy saucepan, bring the cream to just boiling, stirring frequently so no skin forms on the cream. Pour the hot cream over chopped in a medium bowl and mix until dissolved. Add Bailey’s Irish cream and oil or extract.

Let the chocolate ganache sit just until it just begins to take form and then place about 2 teaspoons in each chocolate cordial cup, mounding it a bit. I swirled the top with a chopstick to give it a piped look. Elegant and delicious, I served them at a party last weekend and there wasn’t one left.

Accompany them with Irish coffee for a real treat. You could plate 3 for each person with a dollop of whipped cream on the side. Think kindly, if you are not having or going to a party, make them for a friend to put a smile in their Irish eyes - BE Goddess!