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No-bake Baileys cookie balls piled onto a plate with one missing a bite to reveal the cookie inside the chocolate coating

No Bake Baileys Irish Cream Cookie Balls

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 22
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These soft chocolate-covered cookie balls are the boozy dessert you need in your life! Made in a snap with just 5 ingredients, these No-Bake Baileys Irish Cream Cookies are perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day.


  • 3 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup (115g) powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) Baileys Irish Cream
  • 12 oz candy melts


  1. Combine vanilla wafer crumbs and powdered sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Add corn syrup and Irish cream and mix well. Mixture will be crumbly.
  3. Make balls of about 1 tablespoon each of the vanilla wafer mixture. Shape balls with your fingertips and set aside. Dough might become sticky – you can dust your fingertips with powdered sugar to help with the stickiness.
  4. Melt candy melts in a bowl in the microwave using short time increments of about 15-45 seconds (more explanation on how I do that above).
  5. Dip each ball into the chocolate (you can rest the balls on a fork, or use a toothpick) and set on a piece of parchment paper to dry.


  • Makes 20-24 cookie balls
  • To Store: These cookies can be kept at room temperature for 24 hours or so, but if you’re storing them for longer, refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Bring them to room temperature before enjoying if desired.
  • To Freeze: Freeze in a freezer-safe storage bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge or on the counter before enjoying.
  • Recipe modified from Fabulous Foods


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie Ball
  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 20.2 g
  • Sodium: 36.9 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 25.1 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.1 mg