Leprechaun Balls: A St. Patrick’s Day Dessert for Grown-Ups

leprechaun balls St. Patrick's Day DessertThis St. Patrick’s Day dessert is only for the grown-ups.  Leprechaun Balls have both Irish whiskey and Bailey’s in them. Four or five of these will roughly equal a shot, so overindulgence could certainly make you loopy.  Too many of these alcoholic little green dessert treats, and you might end out kissing more than a Blarney Stone, this Saint Patrick’s Day…lol.

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Leprechaun Balls : Green St. Patrick's day Dessert
 
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Ingredients
  • box of vanilla wafers
  • ½ cup Baileys
  • ¼ cup Irish Whiskey
  • 2 tsp. cocoa powder
  • white chocolate + green food coloring (or green candy melts)
  • *optional holiday candy sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Crush the vanilla wafers in food processor (or in a plastic bag)
  2. Separate the crushed wafers ⅔ in one bowl, ⅓ in another.
  3. Add cocoa powder to smaller portion.
  4. Pour Bailey's into the larger portion of wafers, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour Irish whiskey into the cocoa & wafer mixture. Mix well.
  6. Make small (approx. ½ tsp size) balls from the whiskey blend.
  7. Take a scoop of the Bailey's mixture into the palm of your hand and press with fingers of your other hand to flatten out.
  8. Put a whiskey ball in center, and wrap the flattened Bailey's mix around it. Top with a little more of the Bailey's mix to cover, then roll between palms to form a ball. Repeat.
  9. Melt the candy melts or white chocolate (add a few drops of green food coloring if you like).
  10. Use chopsticks (or pop sticks) to dip the balls to coat. (Roll in sprinkles while still a bit warm if you choose)
  11. Allow to cool on the sticks, or place on waxed paper.
Notes
Approx 4-5 of these will equal a shot.

The Leprechaun Balls can also easily be popped on a stick, if you prefer.
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Comments

  1. JLL says

    Since I grew up in a little Irish town, these really would be perfect for St. Patty’s Day. Still wonder if I could have Irish in me blood, even though I am completely full of German blood. LOL! Love the Irish no matter what!

  2. says

    Took me a second to figure out why your post title said for grown ups! That sure would make St Patrick’s Day more interesting! haha

  3. says

    These look sooooo delicious!!
    My grandpa Sullivan would really like these. =)
    Gonna have to try these sometime soon.
    Thanks for sharing. You know I pinned this recipe.

  4. Barrie says

    These are really fun but super sticky & not very easy to coat in melted candy. It may help to chill before trying to dip in coating :) Saleinte!

    • Robin Gagnon says

      It has been awhile since I made these. They are a little bigger than a typical rum ball, due to the two layers. If I remember correctly it made about two dozen.

  5. says

    Oh, yum! These are so fun and I think they sound divine!
    Thank you for sharing this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  6. says

    Yes! A grown up treat, love it!
    I just created a St Patrick’s Day board just to put great recipes and inspiration like this on it :) Thank you for linking up to our Lovely Ladies link party, I’ve included your leprechaun balls in a fabulous round-up on my blog if you’d like to check it out http://bit.ly/1oi8Vbh
    Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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