Mouth-Watering Irish Cream Swirled Bars Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, where I am thrilled to share with you my latest creation: Irish Cream Swirled Bars! This recipe hits all the right spots when it comes to irresistible desserts. It’s creamy, sweet, and loaded with indulgent Irish cream flavor.

Whether you’re an expert baker or an enthusiast looking for a scrumptious treat to prepare on St. Patrick’s Day, this recipe is for you. The bars are made of a soft and fluffy cake batter infused with Bailey’s Irish cream oil, swirled together with a luscious cream cheese filling, all sitting on top of a crunchy cookie crust made of chocolate graham crackers. The result is a mouth-watering dessert that will transport you straight to the Emerald Isle.

So whip up your apron and join me in creating these delicious Irish cream cheesecake bars that make everyone feel like they’ve found their pot of gold. This recipe is easy to follow and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering or party. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Cream Swirled Bars
Irish Cream Swirled Bars

Friends, let me tell you why you’ll absolutely love this Irish Cream Swirled Bars Recipe. Imagine sinking your teeth into a rich, chewy cookie crust, filled with creamy cheesecake and swirled with the delectable flavor of Irish cream. Every bite is like a taste of heaven that will transport your taste buds straight to the Emerald Isle.

If you’re looking for a recipe that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, then look no further! These bars have all the festive spirit of the holiday baked right in. They’re sure to impress your guests and make you the talk of the party.

But these bars aren’t just for St. Patrick’s Day – they’re perfect for any time of year when you want something sweet and indulgent. The combination of white chocolate chips and Irish cream creates a luxurious velvet texture that simply melts in your mouth.

What I particularly love about this recipe is how easy it is to customize to your taste. You can switch up the chocolate chips, play around with different flavors of cake mix, or try substituting other liquors for the Irish cream. The possibilities are endless!

Trust me, friends, once you try these Irish Cream Swirled Bars, you’ll never go back to plain old brownies or cheesecake again. This recipe is a true game-changer!

Ingredient List

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Here are the ingredients needed to make these delicious Irish Cream Swirled Bars:

For the crust:

  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • One 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Irish Cream Liqueur (Baileys Irish Cream or Five Farms for best results)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

For the cake batter swirl:

  • One 15.25 oz box prepared cake mix (white or yellow)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur (Baileys Irish Cream or Five Farms)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Optional toppings:

  • Whipped cream
  • Salted caramel or raspberry sauce

Make sure to have all the ingredients at hand before starting with the recipe to avoid any delays.

The Recipe How-To

Now, let’s get to the fun part – making these Irish Cream Swirled Bars! Here’s everything you need to know on how to create this delicious dessert:

– 1 box of yellow cake mix
– ¾ cup oil
– 4 eggs
– ¼ cup baileys irish cream
– 8 oz. cream cheese, brought to room temperature
– 1 cup white chocolate chips
– 1 ½ cups irish cream, divided
– ½ cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, and prepare an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, oil, and eggs. Add in ¼ cup of baileys irish cream and stir until well combined.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, white chocolate chips, and ½ cup irish cream.
  4. Pour half of the cake batter into the prepared pan, and then pour the cream cheese mixture over it in an even layer. Pour the remaining cake batter over that layer.
  5. Using a spoon, swirl the batter by dragging it from one side of the pan to another.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  7. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and allow to cool completely.
  8. While cooling, make the topping by combining 1 cup of irish cream, ½ cup of granulated sugar, and bringing it to a simmer over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  9. Pour topping over cooled bars and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

These Irish Cream Swirled Bars are perfect for any occasion, especially on Saint Patrick’s Day! The combination of white chocolate chips and irish cream create a smooth and flavorful filling that is sure to impress your guests.

Substitutions and Variations

 A swirl of sweet Irish cream perfectly complements the rich chocolate base.
A swirl of sweet Irish cream perfectly complements the rich chocolate base.

If you’re feeling adventurous, it’s fun to switch up some of the ingredients in this recipe. Here are a few substitutions and variations to consider:

– Chocolate chips: If you’re not a fan of white chocolate, you can easily replace it with dark or milk chocolate chips. The rich flavor will perfectly complement the Irish cream.

– Cake mix: While yellow cake mix is used in the recipe, you could try using chocolate or even pumpkin cake mix. These variations will add a unique twist to your Irish cream swirled bars.

– Cream cheese: If you prefer a lighter texture, try using mascarpone cheese instead of cream cheese. It’s a great substitute that still offers creamy goodness.

– Swirls: Instead of swirling in white chocolate chips, feel free to get creative with the swirls on top. Raspberry jam, salted caramel sauce or peanut butter drizzle work well for experimenting.

– No-bake: For those who don’t want to use an oven, no-bake versions of Irish cream cheesecake bars are an option. Simply crush up graham crackers for the crust and mix with melted butter. Cream cheese and Baileys irish cream can be added and mixed together before being poured onto the crust.

Whichever variation you choose, make sure you still include the Irish cream liqueur so as not to miss out on that delightful flavor. Experimenting is half the fun when cooking, so let loose and see what you can come up with!

Serving and Pairing

 These bars are the perfect guilt-free indulgence.
These bars are the perfect guilt-free indulgence.

These Irish Cream Swirled Bars are a decadent treat that is perfect for any occasion. They are a great dessert to serve at St. Patrick’s Day parties or any other special celebration. Once the bars are baked, they can be served either warm or chilled to suit your preference.

These bars pair well with a variety of beverages including Irish coffee, chai tea, hot cocoa or a glass of cold milk. The addition of Irish cream to the recipe adds a creamy and indulgent flavor that pairs well with the richness of the cream cheese filling and white chocolate chips.

For an extra special touch, top your Irish Cream Swirled Bars with whipped cream and drizzle them with salted caramel sauce or hot fudge sauce. For a refreshing twist, serve them with fresh berries on top like raspberries, strawberries or blueberries.

You could also serve these bars with some vanilla ice cream on the side. The combination of warm bars and cold ice cream is always a winning combination. However, another option for those who prefer to skip baking would be to make this into a no-bake cheesecake recipe instead!

No matter how you choose to serve these delicious Irish Cream Swirled Bars, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Soft, chewy, and bursting with flavor.
Soft, chewy, and bursting with flavor.

These Irish Cream Swirled Bars can be made ahead of time for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration! This means that you can prepare the bars a day or two before your party and focus on other preparations on the day itself. Simply let them cool completely, then cover them with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them.

To reheat the bars, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, until they are heated through. Be careful not to overheat them though, as this may cause them to dry out. Alternatively, if you prefer a soft and gooey texture, try reheating individual bars in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.

These bars can also be stored in the fridge for up to three days. Just make sure to place them in an airtight container after they have cooled completely! Additionally, if you plan on making these bars ahead of time and freezing them, wrap each bar individually with plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag.

When it comes to serving leftovers, these Irish Cream Swirled Bars taste delicious when enjoyed cold or at room temperature. If you have any leftover whipped cream from the recipe, feel free to add a dollop on top of each bar just before serving!

Tips for Perfect Results

 As easy to make as they are to devour!
As easy to make as they are to devour!

Making the Irish Cream Swirled Bars might seem like just another baking project. Still, if you don’t pay attention to a few essential details, you might end up with an average-tasting treat. That’s not our goal here, is it? So let me share some tips to ensure your Irish Cream Cheesecake Bars turn out perfectly every time.

Firstly, please do not overmix the cream cheese batter. Overmixing causes air bubbles that ultimately lead to cracking in the bars as they bake. Make sure to mix it until everything is well combined but avoid overdoing it.

Another trick is to use parchment paper when baking the bars instead of greasing the pan with oil or butter. Paper makes it easier to take out the dessert and protects its structure from damage or sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Using high-quality ingredients is another vital key to producing a delicious Irish Cream dream bar. As much as possible, prefer brands that have earned their reputation in terms of taste and quality when selecting baileys irish creams, white chocolate chips, cream cheese and other essential ingredients.

Lastly, this tip may sound simple but trust me; most people forget this: Don’t skip chilling time! I know waiting can be unbearable at times, but trust the process. Refrigerating your cheesecake bars for several hours helps it set up correctly and enhances its flavor profile.

By following these tips, I guarantee that your Irish Cream Swirled Bars will come out with a perfect texture and taste that will make everyone happy (and won’t last long on the table).


Now, let’s address some of the frequently asked questions about this scrumptious Irish Cream Swirled Bars Recipe! I hope this section clears any doubts you may have had while making or storing them. So, let’s get started!

What gives Irish cream its flavor?

Irish cream is a type of liqueur that combines a blend of whiskey, heavy cream, and various flavors such as cocoa and vanilla. Coffee is often added to enhance the taste, especially for those who prefer a hint of espresso.

What is the best thing to mix with Baileys?

Baileys is a versatile addition to a variety of beverages, from coffee to hot chocolate, cold brew, and tea. It brings a delightful and indulgent quality to warm drinks that are perfect for chilly days. Baileys also pairs well with cool treats like ice cream and even alcoholic beverages such as Guinness and tequila Anejo.

What alcohol is in Irish cream?

A delightful concoction of spirits like Irish whiskey, smooth dairy cream from Ireland, and a delectable combination of vanilla and chocolate notes, make up the delectable Irish Cream.

What is Irish cream chocolate?

If you have a sweet tooth and a love for Irish whiskey, then you’ll appreciate these milk chocolates with a creamy, yet boozy filling of Irish cream. The milk chocolate is just as scrumptious as ever, while the Baileys Irish cream filling is rich in flavor and consistency, leaving a pleasant aftertaste of whiskey on your palate.

Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you have been inspired to try making these delicious Irish Cream Swirled Bars. Not only are they easy to make, but they are also a perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day or any other special occasion. These bars are sure to impress your family and friends!

Remember, when cooking with Irish cream, it’s best to use the real thing and not a generic substitute. The flavor of Irish cream is an integral part of this recipe, so make sure to use the best quality Baileys or Five Farms liqueur you can find.

I recommend making a double batch of these bars, as they tend to go quickly! They also store well and make a great make-ahead dessert. Serve them with whipped cream and a drizzle of salted caramel for an extra indulgent treat.

In conclusion, these Irish Cream Swirled Bars are truly a cream dream come true. With their rich, decadent flavor and smooth texture, they’re sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them. Don’t hesitate – head to the store now and gather all the ingredients needed for this tasty recipe! You won’t regret it.

Irish Cream Swirled Bars

Irish Cream Swirled Bars Recipe

Very rich
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 4 Hours, Bars, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Servings 48 bars
Calories 132.4kcal


  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup irish cream, plus
  • 1/4 cup irish cream
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°; position oven rack in the middle of oven; spray bottom only of a 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking surface (of foil-line pan).
  • In a big bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, 2/3 cup liqueur, and oil.
  • Blend 1-2 minutes with an electric mixer set on low speed until well blended and smooth.
  • Reserve ½ cup batter; spread remaining batter into bottom of prepared pan.
  • In the same large bowl used for cake batter (no need to clean it) add frosting, remaining ¼ cup liqueur, and reserved cake batter.
  • Blend 1-2 minutes with an electric mixer (no need to clean beaters) set on low speed until well blended and smooth; stir in white chocolate chips.
  • Drop large spoonfuls of this mixture over the cake batter.
  • Swirl with tip of knife to make a marble effect.
  • Bake 24-27 minutes or until bars are just set and golden.
  • Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Cut into bars and serve.


Serving: 1450g | Calories: 132.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.9g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 6.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 14.2mg | Sodium: 98mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 13.8g

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