Baileys Irish Cream Truffles
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.
9x5 Loaf Pan
- 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
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips Lily's Dark
- 1 tsp Smart Balance
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!
Calories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 39mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 46IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
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