No-Bake Irish Cream Pudding Bars

Give the oven a break! These no-bake bars require only a stove top to melt chocolate and chilling time for pudding to set up.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
25 bars


  • 1 ¼ cup chocolate sandwich cookie baking crumbs, chocolate graham cracker crumbs, or crushed chocolate wafer cookies

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

  • cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • ¼ cup vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix

  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoon Irish cream liqueur or almond milk liqueur

  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 6 ounce bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 ounce white baking chocolate, melted (optional)


  1. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. For crust, in a small bowl stir together cookie crumbs, granulated sugar, and nuts. Stir in melted butter until combined. Press into prepared pan.

  2. For filling, in a large bowl combine next four ingredients (through liqueur). Beat with a mixer on medium until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat on medium to high 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Carefully spread filling over crust. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm.

  3. For topping, in a small saucepan cook and stir bittersweet chocolate and 1/4 cup butter over low heat until melted. Spread over filling. If desired, drizzle or spoon melted white chocolate over topping; swirl slightly with a toothpick to marble. Cover and chill 2 hours or until firm. Using foil, lift out uncut cookies. Cut into bars.

    No-Bake Irish Cream Cookie Bars

To Store

Layer bars between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
13g Fat
20g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 69mg 1%
Folate, total 0.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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