Three times the eggnog makes these easy Eggnog Cheesecake Crumble Bars a fun treat to add to your cookie trays this holiday season.
Every Christmas season I look forward to buying a container of eggnog. Now I realize this drink is one that you either love or hate.
I'm on 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 or this Eggnog Cream Pie.
Our oldest son loves eggnog too, so I have to hide 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 I 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. Now before you give me grief from hiding it, 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 two cartons, 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 cake mix bars for sure!
A slice of these cake mix bars and a glass of eggnog should get you into the holiday spirit for sure.
How to make Eggnog Crumble Bars:
- Mix together the dry cake mix, melted butter, eggnog and extract until a soft dough forms.
- Press half the dough evenly on the bottom of a foil or parchment lined pan.
- Beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add eggnog, nutmeg, and extract and beat again.
- Pour the cheesecake batter on the dough in the pan.
- Crumble the other half of dough evenly over the top of the batter. Bake and cool.
- Drizzle the chilled bars with an eggnog glaze.
PRO TIP: Lining your pan with foil or parchment makes it easier to get the bars out of the pan later. Plus, it saves you from washing extra dishes. Win, win.
More ways to use eggnog in recipes:
- Eggnog Cheesecake Pie
- Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
- Eggnog Scones
- Frosted Eggnog Bread
- Eggnog Cinnamon Roll Cake
- Eggnog Bundt Cake
*The post for Eggnog Cheesecake Crumble Bars was first published December 17, 2015. The post was updated and republished December 10, 2020.
I’m making this right now and I did not end up with a dough, it was more of a wet cake dough, so it did not crumble. I’m sure it will taste great, but it’s not a crumble. Where did I go wrong? Is there a specific vanilla cake mix I should use? I made my own, which was 1 3/4 cup flour
1c of sugar
1/2 tsp of baking powder
I have always made this with a store bought Pillsbury cake mix. My guess is that your homemade version was not the same ratio as the box mix, which is why it was wetter than mine. I hope you end result tastes good.
These sound amazing! I am needing to make a larger pan though. 9x13 to be exact. Would you suggest doubling the recipe for that size pan?
Doubling it should work in a 9x13 pan and the bake time should be about the same, but I'm not quite sure since I haven't tested it this way. Or if you have two 8x8 pans, just double it that way. Keep me posted if you try it.
These are amazing! I made them
Tonight. They are very sweet though. So I think next time I will cut down the sugar
How can I remove the Kroger ad in the middle of the recipe to print? Thanks for any help.
These bars look fantastic! Love the flavor of eggnog with cake and cheesecake 🙂
Oh man, I am exatly like your oldest when it comes to nog. I can't even have it in the house. Oh just a little sip....just one more sip.....
I love that I can get me eggnog fix in bar form. How great is that?!
I made two batches of these last night for gift giving. Sooo good. I ran out of extract when it was time to make the icing so I just omitted it.
Thanks for your comment that you made the recipe and liked it. That helps.
This sounds like my kind of dessert. I love eggnog!
Looks absolutely yummy. Will be making these next Christmas. As I am done for this year .lol
Needed another eggnog recipe for this year. So many don't actually use eggnog, so I am very happy with this one, and have added it to this year's baking list. I know we will all love it!!!
I love these flavors, the problem is i eat too much of them during the holidays.
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen
I don't want to give up my hiding spots!!!
Yummy! I especially love that filling 🙂
Your kids are finally used to your ways and can ferret out hiding places! I'm not looking forward to that happening in my house. I like my hiding places!
These look fantastic. I'm in love with all crumble!
Oh these look great. I'm the only eggnog lover in this house. So I love to use it in recipes for gift giving. Thank you!
Happy Valley Chow
Oh my goodness that sounds absolutely delicious! I love anything eggnog, pinned and trying! 🙂