Chocolate Irish Cream Cereal Bars (glutenfree) recipe


Things have been nuts here, with all sorts of projects in the works. BUT, late last night, I was inspired by the bottle of Bailey’s in my liquor cabinet, and the box of Mom’s Best Cereal Crispy Cocoa Rice cereal. (Did you know that this is totally glutenfree? And that there are several flavor options that are glutenfree? Woo Hoo!) 

Anyway, I digress…I started thinking about crispy rice cereal bars, and the combination of chewy marshmallows and crisp cereal. And Bailey’s. And crispy rice cereal… you get the picture. So I made up some Chocolate Irish Cream Cereal Bars, and they are delish!

These bars are a snap to pull together. Since it uses the whole box of cereal and the whole bag of marshmallows (minus one, which I ate), you almost don’t have to measure anything! And they are so good: chocolately, gooey, crispy, and fun to eat!

Well? What are you doing still reading this boring blog post? Get in the kitchen and whip these up. They take a bit of time to set up, but I made these at 10 o’clock at night, and they took 8 minutes. And then this morning, I woke up to cereal bars for breakfast. (What? it’s CEREAL, right?) 
Chocolate Irish Cream Crispy Rice Cereal Bars
A delicious bar treat with a grown up taste.
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Prep Time
8 min
Prep Time
8 min
  1. 2 tablespoons Irish Butter (I love Kerrygold!)
  2. one 1-pound bag of marshmallows (minus 1 marshmallow, which I ate)
  3. one 13.5 ounce box of Mom's Best Cereals Cocoa Crispy Rice cereal
  4. 1/3 cup dark chocolate
  5. 1/3 cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  1. Spray a 9x13" pan with pan spray and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter, dark chocolate, Bailey's, and marshmallows over low heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in the cocoa crispy rice cereal and combine.
  4. Press into prepared pan (it helps if you get your fingers wet, so the marshmallow-y goodness doesn't stick).
  5. Allow to set at least an hour.
  6. Enjoy!
Kyra Bussanich | Life is Sweet!


  • Diane says:

    Am I correct to assume these are not kid safe since they have alcohol in them?

    • Hi Diane,
      Of course, you should make the decision yourself, but the alcohol is heated from the very beginning of the process. A friend of mine made these and served them to her 4 kids under the age of 11, and reported that they all enjoyed them and didn’t feel any effects of the alcohol. You could always boil the Bailey’s a little longer before you add the chocolate and marshmallows, if you’d like, or you can simply keep these as an adult version of the treat. The choice is yours!

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