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

Equipment

  • Food processor or Thermomix

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.

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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