holiday eggnog bars

★★★★★ 2
By Kimberly Biegacki
from Canfield, OH

During the festive holiday time one drink I love is Eggnog and when I came upon this recipe I just had to try it. If you love Eggnogg then these bar cookies will be a tasty treat. They are easy to make and store in the refrigerator. They keep for a short time but that shouldn't be a problem because they will go quickly. They remind me of a custard pie. This is another recipe and pic from my small Christmas magazine of Betty Crocker's.

★★★★★ 2
serves 36 bars
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For holiday eggnog bars

  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 5 md
    egg yolks
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • GARNISH
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg

How To Make holiday eggnog bars

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 F. Line bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving 1 inch of foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan. IN small bowl, stir together butter, 1/2 sugar and the flour. Press in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of foil-lined pan. Bake 20 minutes. (I tried a 9 by 13 inch pan and the bars are too thin. I would stick with the 9 inch square pan.)
  • 2
    Reduce oven temperature to 300 F. In small bowl, beat egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar with electric mixer on medium-high speed until thick. Gradually beat in cream, rum and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Pour in baked crust.
  • 3
    Bake 40 to 50 minutes at 300 F until custard is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Sprinkle tops of bars evenly with 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Using foil handles, lift coold bars from pan to cutting board; removie foil from sides of bars. With sharp knife, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Cover; store in refrigerator.
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