April 18, 2013

Indulging in a bit of O' Reilly's Irish Cream

I love having togetherness with friends and family at our house and I love even more the wonderful drinks and mixes people bring with them.  One of the main ones I have started using and enjoying is O' Reilly's Irish Cream.  Similar to Bailey's Irish Cream, this Irish Cream has endless possibilities for uses and at times it tastes even good by itself.  Here are a few recipes that I just love and can be served at your next get-together or function.  FYI: Any recipe that calls for Irish cream, you can use O'Reilly's.




• TIPSY BROWNIES:

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What you'll need:

Brownie mix (of your choice)
1/4 cup O'Reilly's Irish Cream

Make the brownies according to the package instructions and replace the water with O'Reilly's Irish Cream. Bake as normal and enjoy!

• DRUNK CHEESECAKE:

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What you'll need:

15-20 graham crackers (crushed)
2 tbs. butter (melted)
4-8 ounce packages of cream cheese
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup O'Reilly's Irish Cream
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tbs. vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a glass baking dish or spring form pan.  Mix together crushed graham crackers and melted butter until combines.  Smash the graham cracker mix into the bottom of your baking dish allowing a bit of mix to come up the sides of the pan.  

Mix all remaining ingredients, except eggs and vanilla, until combined.  Add eggs one at a time and then vanilla.  Mix ingredients for one minute and pour into prepared greased pan.  Bake for 1 hour and turn oven off and allow cake to sit until cooled completely.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

• Irish Cream Cookies:

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What you'll need:

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter (softened)
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup O'Reilly's Irish Cream
Chocolate, Cappuccino, White Chocolate Chips, or Nuts (as desired)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Stir all dry ingredients together in a bowl, and set aside.  Cream together all wet ingredients including the eggs, one at a time.  Add the dry to the wet and combine completely.  Add in your chips or nuts in this step, if using.  Bake for 10-12 minutes and remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.



You can also enjoy the Irish Cream in other drinks too.  Try it in coffee, hot chocolate, add milk to it for a cold beverage, or heat it up and enjoy it hot.  Try it over ice cream too!


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