Boozy Truffles {Recipe Redux}

Dec 21, 2012
For the month of December, Recipe Redux challenge was very appropriate, as reveal day is only four shopping days before Christmas we had to share our favorite kitchen gadget/appliance and favorite recipe that is prepared using that kitchen gadget...


My favorite gadget is the hand-held electric mixer which I got for Christmas last year. Its very handy, easy to clean, takes very little space and fairly inexpensive must-have kitchen gadget.

I often make waffles using this mixer and its extremely helpful for cake batters, including this battenburg cake, chocolate cranberry bundt cake, and donuts.

This mixer is perfect for beating egg whites; cream sugar and eggs together. It has done a wonderful job with vanilla cupcakes & chocolate roulades,  and many other recipes that I could go on and on forever..


But today that I will share my absolutely favorite boozy truffle recipe I make using this mixer. Its less than 5 ingredients and makes smooth, delicious truffles.

Boozy Truffles
Makes about 15 small size truffles

Ingredients
2 oz cream cheese, softened ( i used reduced fat)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips, melted
2 teaspoon Baileys Irish Cream or use vanilla extract if you want to omit alcohol
Cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut, thinly chopped nuts- optional

Directions
-In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and slowly add in powdered sugar until smooth.
-Combine the melted chocolate chips to the mixture and beat in low speed.
-Add Baileys Irish Cream/vanilla extract.
-Place the bowl in refrigerator for several hours until the mixture is firm (I left it overnight).
-With dry hands, take little more than tablespoon and roll out the chocolate mixture into round shape. 
-Roll them into cocoa powder or your choice of coatings



Share them with your loved ones, friends, families, co-workers


 Or,  enjoy alone with a cup of strong coffee





and if you are worried about the fat/dairy/sugar content of this boozy truffles, no worries- I have the guilt-free truffles for ya which are very good too! 

Don't forget to check other Recipe Redux Members favorite kitchen gadgets & their fav. recipe!

Happy Holidays..





26 comments:

  1. Yum! I love truffles- these look delicious. I usually add baileys in my hot-cocoa and love the taste! These look like great hostess gifts. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I havent tried bailyes with hot cocoa, should probably do that soon. thanks for the idea :)

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  2. does it get better than boozy truffles?

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    1. Nopes. Nothing can top these boozy ones :P

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  3. I LOVE the name of these truffles - lol! These would make beautiful and delicious presents! I'm a huge fan of our hand held mixer, too - it's just so convenient to pull out!

    Happy Holidays, Dixya! :)

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    1. Happy Holidays to you too. These truffles are worth every bite and will certainly be great for any events, parties and gifts! The hand held mixer is so convenient, fairly inexpensive and very useful in the kitchen :)

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  4. I never made a truffle and I love Bailey's Irish Cream (I even buy the non for my coffee), I will probably bookmark these for Valentines Day. The Nudge would love these.
    In answer to your question, I bought my dumpling press set on-line. Amazon has over a dozen choices. I use the medium one for pierogi, and small one for wontons. Works well with wonton wrappers and for something so inexpensive, it does it's job.
    Have a Merry and a Happy!!

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    1. Thanks Susan for the dumpling press. will certainly look into it. These truffles are to die for, so easy to make and very smooth :) make sure to add Baileys.

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  5. These look great! I love my hand mixer too. So much easier to use and clean than the big Kitchen-Aid mixer!

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    1. I agree with you Jessica. And makes a great gift for everyone!

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  6. These look delicious! They will make a perfect recipe for my holiday dessert table! Yum!! Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. thank you Sarah. they are pretty simple and delicious anytime!

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  7. Hi! Wow...your pics and recipe look amazing. And Baileys is one of my favorite drinks...So good in recipes!

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    1. Bailyes worked really well in this recipe :) thanks

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  8. These are perfect for the holidays! I cannot wait to make them!

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    1. let me know how you like it allie :)

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  9. I love your photos ... and your recipe. So perfect for the holidays!!

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  10. I though I will join you guys in linking my truffles cake but this party is only for redo's. Love your boozy truffles!

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    1. you can feel free to join the recipe redux Balvinder. :)

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  11. Interesting choice! I have a stand mixer and sometimes a hand mixer is just easier and faster! These look delicious! Love your pictures !

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    1. thanks Nour. since i bake in smaller batch, hand mixer is helpful plus easy to clean :)

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  12. I can pracitcally taste those truffles - thanks for sharing this recipe and all the other delicious ones made possible by your hand mixer :)

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    1. thanks Deanna. These truffles were worth every bite..

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  13. I love chocolate and truffles are so much fun to make - especially the boozy kind! ;) Looks like one delicious recipe!

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    1. thanks Julia :) booze certainly adds a lot to it :)

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