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bailey irish cream truffles

Baileys Irish Cream Truffles

Jacklin Altman
These truffles are decadent, rich, and just a hint of boozy - perfect for St. Patrick's Day! At just 3 WW SP each, you can indulge while still staying on track.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Assembly Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32
Calories 51 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • 9x5 Loaf Pan
  • Oven
  • Stand Mixer

Ingredients
  

Cake
  • 3/4 cup flour all purpose
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk can substitute plant milk
  • 1 egg
Frosting (Yield: 3/4 cup)
  • 2 tbsp Smart Balance
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream
Chocolate Shell
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips Lily's Dark
  • 1 tsp Smart Balance

Instructions
 

For the cake
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, combine egg, applesauce, milk, vanilla and mix thoroughly. Pour into dry ingredients and stir to combine fully.
  • Pour into greased 9x5 loaf pan and bake for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely before crumbling into find crumbs.
For the frosting
  • In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat Smart Balance for 20 seconds until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, and combine. Add Baileys and mix on medium speed until fully combined, scraping down the sides as necessary.
Assembly
  • Combine 3/4 cup frosting with cake crumbs and mix until you have a thick mixture that you can easily form into balls.
  • Measure out 32 balls, 1/2 tablespoons each, and place on parchment paper lined plate. Put in the freezer for 15 minutes to solidify.
  • Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals until fully melted. Add 1 tsp Smart Balance and mix thoroughly.
  • Coat each ball in chocolate, carefully removing any excess. Place dipped balls on parchment lined tray. If you plan to add sprinkles, add them while the chocolate is still wet so they adhere. Once all of the truffles are dipped, allow them to set in the fridge for 30 minutes, and then enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 39mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cake, weight watchers, WW, dessert, chocolate, vegetarian, holiday, truffles, st patricks day, candy
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