The other day at work, my co-worker's daughter brought in an irish cream truffle from a new chocolate shop that opened up in town. The candy was beyond decadent, and totally got my wheels spinning about trying to make these bad-boys myself. I ran home as soon as I got out of work to look up different truffle recipes, but as per usual, I ended up mostly winging it. Here's what I ended up doing- I think they came out pretty killer!
Here's what you need:
1 (8 oz.) package of softened cream cheese
3 cups sifted confectioners sugar
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon rice flour
1 tablespoon Jagermeister Spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
Pat of butter
Here's what you do:
Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in confectioners sugar in sections until well-blended. Melt chocolate in microwave or on stove-top with pat of butter and blend into cream cheese mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients until no streaks remain. Refrigerate for about an hour and a half.
Combine some extra confectioners sugar in a bowl with a few pinches of sea salt, and some cinnamon. Coat hands with confectioners sugar (this makes rolling easier.) Shape dough into 1" balls and then coat in powdered mixture. Serve or put back into refrigerator so as to keep consistency.
You could tweak this recipe in a variety of ways including substituting another liquid for the Jagermeister, dipping in hardening chocolate, rolling in nuts or sprinkles, or adding other extract to the dough. I'd say for being this easy, they taste a lot like the real-deal!