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!
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!
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
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.
Mix Tim Tam crumbs with the cream cheese and Baileys Irish Cream liqueur. Place into the freezer to harden.
Roll into balls and place back into the freezer.
Coat the balls in melted chocolate and refrigerate.
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:
- Kahlua Cheesecake Balls
- Caramel Cheesecake Balls
- White Chocolate & Peppermint Crisp Cheesecake Balls
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.
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Baileys Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Just a quick question whats the trick for making the drizzling chocolate runny for flicking over the balls?
Hi Rosie, simply drizzle it over using a teaspoon or a knife. xx