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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)ย 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?

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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 bottomย 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.

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Magpie's Bailey's Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 
Bars kicked up a notch with Bailey cream filling.
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • Bottom Layer 1/2 cup of butter1/3 cup of sifted cocoa1/4 cup of granulated sugar1 large egg beaten1 3/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs3/4 cup of unsweetened coconut1/2 shaved chocolateMiddle Layer 2 cups of icing sugar1/2 cup of butter2 1/2-3 tbsp of Mint Chocolate Baileys2 tbsp of cornstarchTop Layer 1 cup of chocolate chips2 tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. 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 9รƒโ€”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.
Nutrition Facts
Magpie's Bailey's Bars
Amount Per Serving (10 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 Comments

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    Around the World in 80 Cupcakes
    January 19, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Bailey’s Bars you say??!! Come to mama \U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d

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    Rose-Mary Hall
    January 18, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Sure! Bring some along tonight ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Mary P Hoffman
    January 18, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    They sound great!

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    Candice Gamez
    December 23, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Oh I just might have to try this recipe. 2 of my favorites.

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    Tanya Frewin
    December 23, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Yes please!!!

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    Rachel
    September 12, 2010 at 4:58 am

    I made these today. Just fantastic! Thank you for the recipe!

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    Karlynn
    May 2, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Oh, I am glad to hear that they turned out great! They ARE rich, and your husband would be pretty popular at work if he took them in ๐Ÿ˜‰ nothing like a little taste of Bailey’s to brighten up the day! Happy birthday to your husband!

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    Hazen
    May 2, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Mission accomplished. This tastes fantastic! This dessert is so rich, a little goes a long way (and boy is it great to have with a fruity drink). I may end up making another batch for my husband to take in to work! Thanks for sharing this recipe! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Hazen
    April 30, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    These look so good that I’m making a batch for my husband’s birthday tomorrow (he’s not a cake person)!

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    Rebecca
    April 29, 2010 at 4:14 am

    OMG!!! Please tell me you are bringing some (even just one for me) into work on Friday!!!!! YUM!

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    Slobbering on the Keyboard
    April 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Oh nom nom nom! I can only imagine how yummy those bars could have been! (Oh, btw, I wish I had a cleaning fairy…that wouyld make things soooo much easier!)

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    Kandice
    April 28, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    MMMMM yummy! I also think a peanut butter version would be awesome.
    Hmmmm, would it be wrong to drink my coffee with the Baileys while at the same time eating the Bailey’s Bars for breakfast? I mean really would that be so wrong?

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    Blackbird Pie
    April 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Yum! Funny, you said Bailey’s and my mind went “ooh, some kind of chocolate mint liqueur would be good” and lo and behold- chocolate mint Bailey’s!

    Great minds think a like. And so do ours!

    I have had cherry nanaimo bars, and mint ones. The peanut butter ones would be awesome, like a fancy reese’s cup.

    Your way looks easier, when I make mine I always end up with a double boiler in there somewhere, probably for melting the chocolate squares.

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