Magpie’s Bailey’s Bars

I wanted to jazz up Nanaimo bars. I don’t know why I thought of Bailey’s, other than I wanted to add it to my coffee as usual first thing in the morning while trying to deal with getting the kids up and out to school, but as usual, I resisted temptation. I did not, however, resist making bars with Baileys in the middle.

These received rave reviews from the gals at work (but they will eat anything, I swear) and you can adjust the Bailey’s to your liking in the middle layer. I am a little out of season, these would be fabulous at Christmas.

You can also make a mint version AND a peanut butter one. Oh..my lord..can you imagine the peanut butter one?

Ingredients Needed:

Bottom Layer
1/2 cup of butter
1/3 cup of sifted cocoa
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 3/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup of unsweetened coconut
1/2 shaved chocolate

Middle Layer
2 cups of icing sugar
1/2 cup of butter
2 1/2-3 tbsp of Mint Chocolate Baileys
2 tbsp of cornstarch

Top Layer
1 cup of chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter

Melt the butter, cocoa and sugar together in a pot on low heat.

Shave the 1/2 cup of chocolate. I wanted to make the bottom more chocolaty and make up for the lack of any nuts in the base.

Remove the melted butter/cocoa mix from the stove and beat the egg in quickly, making sure there are no lumps.

Add in the graham crumbs and coconut, then when it’s slightly cooler add in the chocolate shavings.

Press the crumb base into an ungreased 9×9 pan.

Cream the butter and icing sugar together with a mixer till creamy. Add in the cornstarch and whip until smooth again.

Everything is better with Baileys.

Add in 2-3 tablespoons of the magic ingredient. Yum.

Gack. Speaking of magical, where’s that cleaning fairy o’ mine?

Oh right, he’s at work. I need to stop cooking until he gets home and then do my usual tornado style of baking and leave it for him.

Love you honey.

This makes me chuckle. I asked my daughter to peel my lunch for me and this is as far as she got before she lost attention and wandered off. Momma has to peel her own lunch.

Or perhaps just have a liquid lunch *insert nefarious wiggling eyebrows here*

Melt the chocolate chips and butter together.

Spread the chocolate over the top and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

Slice and serve.

Magpie's Bailey's Bars
Bars kicked up a notch with Bailey cream filling.
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Recipe type: dessert,square
Serves: 10
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Ingredients
  • Bottom Layer
  • ½ cup of butter
  • ⅓ cup of sifted cocoa
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1¾ cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • ¾ cup of unsweetened coconut
  • ½ shaved chocolate
  • Middle Layer
  • 2 cups of icing sugar
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 2½-3 tbsp of Mint Chocolate Baileys
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch
  • Top Layer
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter, cocoa and sugar together in a pot on low heat.
  2. Shave the ½ cup of chocolate. I wanted to make the bottom more chocolaty and make up for the lack of any nuts in the base.
  3. Remove the melted butter/cocoa mix from the stove and beat the egg in quickly, making sure there are no lumps.
  4. Add in the graham crumbs and coconut, then when it’s slightly cooler add in the chocolate shavings.
  5. Press the crumb base into an ungreased 9×9 pan.
  6. Cream the butter and icing sugar together with a mixer till creamy. Add in the cornstarch and whip until smooth again.
  7. Everything is better with Baileys.
  8. Add in 2-3 tablespoons of the magic ingredient. Yum.
  9. Gack. Speaking of magical, where’s that cleaning fairy o’ mine?
  10. Oh right, he’s at work. I need to stop cooking until he gets home and then do my usual tornado style of baking and leave it for him.
  11. Love you honey.
  12. This makes me chuckle. I asked my daughter to peel my lunch for me and this is as far as she got before she lost attention and wandered off. Momma has to peel her own lunch.
  13. Or perhaps just have a liquid lunch *insert nefarious wiggling eyebrows here*
  14. Melt the chocolate chips and butter together.
  15. Spread the chocolate over the top and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  16. Slice and serve.

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