Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

Our delicious and boozy 4 ingredient Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls are the perfect late night dessert! Made from cream cheese, crushed cookies, Baileys Irish cream liqueur and dipped in melted chocolate…. you wont be able to stop at one!

A truffle covered in white chocolate and drizzled with milk chocolate.

When it comes to adults-only desserts, you can’t go past a recipe using Baileys Irish cream! Whether it’s a chocolate Baileys cheesecake, Baileys choc ripple cake, Baileys brownies, Baileys trifle or these Baileys cheesecake balls… there’s a rich and boozy recipe for everyone! 

White chocolate cheesecake balls with a bottle of Baileys Irish cream in the background.

4 Ingredient No-Bake Baileys Cheesecake Balls

Desserts don’t get any simpler than these cheesecake balls. They’re completely no-bake, so there’s no need to switch the oven on! Plus, you only need 4 ingredients to make them:

  • White chocolate Tim Tams (see substitution options below)
  • cream cheese
  • Baileys Irish cream
  • Chocolate, for dipping

* please scroll to the bottom of the page for the printable recipe card with ingredient quantities and method

The ingredients for Baileys Tim Tam cheesecake balls.
Substitutes For Arnott’s Tim Tams

Tim Tams are an iconic Australian cookie made by Arnott’s. If you are unable to buy them, you can substitute them with any other white chocolate coated cookie.
For something a little different, you could use Oreos in place of the Tim Tams (this will give you a beautifully dense chocolatey flavour).

 

How To Make Cheesecake Balls

It couldn’t be easier to make our Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls….

  • Crush white chocolate Tim Tams until they resemble fine crumbs.

A bowl of white chocolate Tim Tams.

Crushed white chocolate cookies in a bowl.

  • Mix Tim Tam crumbs with the cream cheese and Baileys Irish Cream liqueur. Place into the freezer to harden.

Baileys being poured into a bowl of cream cheese and crushed Tim Tams.

Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Ball mixture in a bowl.

  • Roll into balls and place back into the freezer.

White chocolate truffles on a baking paper lined tray.

  • Coat the balls in melted chocolate and refrigerate.

A Baileys cheesecake ball being dipped into white chocolate.

A spoon with a cheesecake ball covered in melted white chocolate.

Milk chocolate being drizzled over Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls.

More Cheesecake Ball Recipes

Once you’ve made these cheeky little boozy balls, you’re going to want to make them again and again… or you could mix it up with one of these yummy recipes:

A half-eaten cheesecake ball with a bottle of Baileys Irish cream in the background.

FAQ

Can I use any type of cream cheese?

Absolutely! I generally use Philadelphia (Philly) full fat cream cheese but you can use any brand you like. 

I can’t buy Tim Tams where I live! What can I substitute them for?

You can substitute them with any other white chocolate coated cookie. Or for a rich chocolate flavour, you could use chocolate Oreos.

Do I need to chill the mixture first?

Yes, once you’ve prepared the mixture, chill it in the freezer (or fridge) for 30 minutes. This will allow it to harden enough to roll into balls. The heat from your hands will make the balls sticky when you roll them, so it’s important to place the rolled balls back into the freezer (or fridge) for a further 30 minutes before dipping them in the melted chocolate. 

Can I leave the Baileys out or substitute it?

Yes! You can omit it entirely or you can substitute it for a different liqueur (such as Kahlua). 

How long will Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls last?

The balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days (although they’ll never last that long!). 

Can I use sweetened condensed milk instead of cream cheese?

You can make Tim Tam balls with sweetened condensed milk, but the ingredients and quantities are slightly different. Check out this recipe if you want to use sweetened condensed milk. 

A Baileys cheesecake ball covered in white chocolate and drizzled with milk chocolate.

VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE BAILEYS TIM TAM CHEESECAKE BALLS

 

Baileys Irish Cream Recipes

If you love Baileys (and who doesn’t!), then click here to view all of our Baileys inspired recipes. 

A collage of recipes made using Baileys Irish cream.

Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

Our delicious and boozy 4 ingredient Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls are the perfect late night dessert! Made from cream cheese, crushed cookies, Baileys Irish cream liqueur and dipped in melted chocolate.... you wont be able to stop at one!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecakes
Keyword: Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 20 serves
Calories: 234kcal

Ingredients

  • 380 g white chocolate Tim Tam biscuits see notes
  • 225 g cream cheese softened
  • 60 ml Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
  • 300 g white chocolate for dipping
  • 50 g melted milk chocolate for drizzling, optional

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Crush white chocolate Tim Tams until they resemble fine crumbs.
  • Mix Tim Tam crumbs with the cream cheese and shot of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur. Place into the freezer (or fridge) for 30 minutes or until hardened.
  • Roll the mixture into 1 inch sized balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper back into the freezer (or fridge) for a further 30 minutes.
  • Place white chocolate in microwaveable bowl and microwave on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Place the balls into the bowl of melted chocolate (in batches) and use two teaspoons to roll the balls around until they are completely coated. Remove balls with the teaspoons and allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place back onto the baking paper lined tray. Place into the fridge to set for 1 hour.
  • Drizzle with melted milk chocolate if desired.

Thermomix Method

  • Place white chocolate Tim Tams into the TM bowl and crush on Turbo until they resemble fine crumbs.
  • Add the cream cheese and Baileys Irish Cream liqueur and mix on Reverse Speed 2 until well combined (scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally). Place into the freezer for 30 minutes or until the mixture has hardened.
  • Roll the mixture into 1 inch sized balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper and place back into the freezer for a further 30 minutes.
  • Place white chocolate into a clean TM bowl and melt on 50 degrees, Speed 3, 2-3 minutes, scraping the sides occasionally. Pour the melted chocolate into a small bowl.
  • Place the balls into the bowl of melted chocolate (in batches) and use two teaspoons to roll the balls around until they are completely coated. Remove balls and allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place back onto the baking paper lined tray and into the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Drizzle with extra melted milk chocolate if desired.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES
Tim Tam substitutes - Tim Tams are an Australian cookie made by Arnott's. If you are unable to buy them, you can substitute them with any other white chocolate coated cookie. For something a little different, you could use Oreos in place of the Tim Tams (this will give you a beautifully dense chocolatey flavour).
Adults-only dessert - this recipe is made using Baileys Irish cream and therefore contains alcohol. 
Cream cheese - I recommend using full fat cream cheese for this recipe. I generally use Philly (Philadelphia brand) but you can use any brand you like. 
Chilling the mixture - once you’ve prepared the mixture, chill it in the freezer (or fridge) for 30 minutes. This will allow it to harden enough to roll into balls. The heat from your hands will make the balls sticky when you roll them, so it’s important to place the rolled balls back into the freezer (or fridge) for a further 30 minutes before dipping them in the melted chocolate. 
Baileys substitutes - you can substitute the Baileys Irish cream for a different alcohol such as Kahlua. Or for a non-alchohlic version, you could replace the Baileys with coffee, or omit the liquid entirely.
Storing the cheesecake balls - store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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162 thoughts on “Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls”

  1. Pamela Richards says:

    I will be making these for our Christmas lunch. Big thank you for the recipe.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      My pleasure xx

  2. Stuart says:

    These certainly turned out to be a crowd favourite. Something tells me I’ll have to make these again.

    1. Lucy says:

      Fantastic! Thank you so much for the feedback!

  3. Desley says:

    Can I make these in advance please

  4. Steph says:

    Can you coat in coconut instead of chocolate?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Steph, you could try, however when the chocolate sets, it tends to keep the mixture firmly inside. xx

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