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?

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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 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.

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Magpie's Bailey's Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Bars kicked up a notch with Bailey cream filling.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bars
Servings: 10
Calories: 586 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter Bottom Layer
  • 1/3 cup sifted cocoa
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup shaved chocolate
  • 2 cups icing sugar Middle Layer
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/2-3 tbsp Mint Chocolate Bailey's
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup chocolate chips Top Layer
  • 2 tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter, cocoa and sugar together in a pot on low heat. 

  2. 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.

  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. 
  7. 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. 

  8. 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* 

  9. Melt the chocolate chips and butter together. 

  10. 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 586 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 47g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 14.2%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 12.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author

Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

11 Comments

  1. Around the World in 80 Cupcakes Reply

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

  2. Candice Gamez Reply

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

  3. 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 😉 nothing like a little taste of Bailey’s to brighten up the day! Happy birthday to your husband!

  4. 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! 😀

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

  6. 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?

  7. Blackbird Pie Reply

    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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