White Russian Cereal Cocktail Bars

Classic cocktails and dessert are paired up to create these decadent bars with the rich taste of a White Russian cocktail.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

Cocoa Puffs™ Cereal Bars

3
tablespoons butter
1
tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder or granules
2
tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
3
cups miniature marshmallows
1/2
cup dark chocolate chips
6
cups Cocoa Puffs™ cereal

Vanilla Vodka Frosting

3/4
cup white vanilla baking chips
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter, softened
2
tablespoons vanilla-flavored vodka
1/8
teaspoon salt
Chocolate shavings or unsweetened baking cocoa, if desired

  • 1 Grease 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large microwavable bowl, microwave 3 tablespoons butter uncovered on High until melted. Stir in espresso powder and coffee liqueur until well combined.
  • 2 Add marshmallows to butter mixture. Microwave uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until marshmallows are melted. Stir in chocolate chips until chocolate is melted and marshmallows are smooth. Stir in cereal until well combined. Press mixture in pan. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set.
  • 3 In 2-quart microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips uncovered on High about 60 seconds or until chips can be stirred melted and smooth. Add powdered sugar, 1/3 cup softened butter, the vodka and salt; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • 4 Spread frosting over cereal bar base. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Store covered in refrigerator. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

For easy removal of bars, line pan with foil, and then grease the foil. When topping is set, use a spatula to lift entire recipe from pan. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.