Three times the eggnog makes these easy Eggnog Cheesecake Crumble Bars a fun treat to add to your cookie trays this holiday season.
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Every Christmas season I look forward to buying a container of eggnog. This drink is one that you either love or hate. I’m team love and like to drink a small glass of it every once in a while during the month of December, but usually I buy it for baking things like these eggnog sugar cookie bars.
Our oldest absolutely loves eggnog, so I have to resort to hiding it in the fridge. If I don’t hide it, he will drink it all before I get around to baking. I have a bad habit of buying ingredients one day, then not baking my recipe idea until later in the week.
This year was no different. I bought a container of eggnog, but wasn’t ready to bake anything just yet. I started to put it in the fridge by the milk. As soon as I closed the door, I second guessed that decision. Immediately I opened the door and moved it to the condiment shelf. Big ketchup bottles are great for hiding small bottles of eggnog, by the way.
That hiding spot lasted all of one day. Imagine the grief I got when our son found it, and realized that I was “hiding” it in the door. He knows me too well to know it wasn’t an accident that it was put there. So I had to make up for it by letting him drink all of the eggnog.
The next shopping trip I brought home a bigger carton, so he could get his daily eggnog fix, and I could bake some eggnog cheesecake crumble bars. #winningatlife
These easy cake bars have three times the eggnog love in them. I used it to make a soft dough out of the cake mix, mixed it into the cheesecake, and then made a glaze to drizzle on top. Eggnog love is happening in these for sure!
Lining your pan with foil first is a good way to get the bars out of the pan easily later. This just saves you time doing dishes in my opinion. I’m all about less work these days.
A slice of these eggnog cheesecake crumble bars and a glass of eggnog should get you into the holiday spirit for sure.
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For the Cake
- 1 vanilla cake mix
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup eggnog
- 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
For the Cheesecake
- 1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup eggnog
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
For the Glaze
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon eggnog
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray with nonstick spray.
- Mix together the dry cake mix, melted butter, eggnog, and extract until a soft dough forms.
- Press half the mixture into the bottom of a greased 8x8 baking dish. Set aside.
- Beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add the eggnog, nutmeg, and extract and beat again. Pour onto the crust in the pan.
- Crumble the rest of the dough over the top of the cheesecake. Bake for 40 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove and let cool.
- Whisk together the powdered sugar and eggnog. Drizzle over the cooled bars.
- Sprinkle with nutmeg and let set. Cut into 12 bars. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g
More eggnog treats that you need to try:
More eggnog treats from online:
- Eggnog Cookies from Your Cup of Cake
- Eggnog Cupcakes from Life, Love, & Sugar
- Gingerbread Roll Cake with Eggnog Frosting from NeighborFood
- Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Cake from A Kitchen Addiction