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Irish Cream Mocha Latte Magic Bars

Irish Cream Mocha Latte Magic Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #decadent #dessert #recipe

These bars go by many names and can be made in so many flavors. My son likes to refer to them as “mashup bars”, while my yoga friends call them “orgasm bars” (because they taste like an orgasm in your mouth) … my foodie friends refer to these type of bars as “magic bars”.  All of these names fit perfectly. Whatever you call them, they really are amazing, and they are so easy and fun to make!

Irish Cream Mocha Latte Magic Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #decadent #dessert #recipe

When I chanced upon some espresso baking chips at Aldi, I knew I wanted to make a coffee inspired version. I brought the chips home, stuck them in the baking cupboard and waited for an occasion to make my newest decadence.

My friend hosted a “Spring Fling” event last week at her furniture store. She brought the wine, we had lots of vendors and I brought the food. Oh yes, it was time! My espresso latte bars were just dying to become a real thing and I was so happy to see it actually happening. I set myself on the task of making some magic … my son joined me and made his own amazing version that everyone just loved.

These bars are so easy and so versatile that you can kinda take them on any flavor tangent that you like. Make the cookie crust, then sprinkle whatever chips and nuts (or even dried fruit) that you have on hand, pour a can of sweetened condensed milk over top and make your own creation. My son’s version turned out extra ooey gooey (I think because he went a little crazy with the chocolate and caramel syrups), but everyone loved his so much that I will just have to share it with you. Soon, I promise. In the meantime, tide yourself over with this lovely mocha latte decadence.

Irish Cream Mocha Latte Magic Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 36 - 48 bars (or more, depending on how you cut them)

Irish Cream Mocha Latte Magic Bars

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 3 cups crushed chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate, melted
  • For the bars:
  • 1 cup espresso chips
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup broken pretzels
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup almond butter, melted
  • Chocolate and caramel syrup
  • 3/4 cup roasted salted peanuts
  • 3/4 cup toasted almonds
  • 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Irish Cream liqueur (such as Bailey's)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • For the top: melted chocolate (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 13x9x2 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix the crumbs, melted butter and melted chocolate until well mixed. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Sprinkle the crust with the oats and chips, then drizzle with almond butter, chocolate and caramel syrup. Sprinkle the roasted peanuts on top, then the almonds. Stir the liqueur and vanilla into the condensed milk in a bowl, then drizzle the bars all over with the sweetened condensed milk mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 F. for about 25 minutes or until the bars are set.
  5. Let cool completely, then cut into small bars. If desired, drizzle each bar with melted chocolate.

Notes

I recommend cutting these bars very small because they are very rich and decadent. Just a 1-inch square is really enough to satisfy. Eat it slowly and savor every luscious bite.

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Irish Cream Mocha Latte Magic Bars ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #decadent #dessert #recipe

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9 Responses

  1. These are incredible look, Ann! So easy to make, too…omg, my family will love!! xoxo PS Pinning! So, it’s there when I hit chocolate again! <3

    May 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    • Ann

      They are super fun to make! Yes, tuck them away for when you can have chocolate again.

      May 4, 2017 at 8:51 pm

  2. Love these! Where do you find mocha chips? Those sound fab, too! Can’t wait to try!

    May 4, 2017 at 7:45 pm

  3. Oh wow, these look divine ♥

    May 5, 2017 at 9:18 am

  4. These bars sound amazingly good, Ann! I’ve Pinned the recipe and absolutely can’t wait to try them!

    May 5, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Michele! I can’t wait to see yours. :)

      May 7, 2017 at 7:39 pm

  5. these look magical for sure! YUM!!

    May 6, 2017 at 8:28 am

  6. Ohhh – they do look like magic!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

    May 11, 2017 at 9:49 am