Eggnog Bars
 
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A creamy eggnog bar with gingerbread crumb crust.
Recipe type: Bars
Serves: 24
Ingredients
FOR CRUST:
  • 2 cups gingerbread crumbs
  • ½ cup butter
FOR FILLING:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup eggnog (not homemade)
  • 1 T. flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. rum extract
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Combine gingerbread crumbs with butter, and mix until all crumbs are moist. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, eggnog, flour, and sugar. Add egg and yolk, and mix well. Add extract and nutmeg, and mix to incorporate.
  3. Pour eggnog mixture over baked crust and return to oven. Bake an additional 25 minutes, until center is set and not loose when jiggled.
  4. Allow to cool, and cut into 12 large or 24 small bars.
Notes
You can process gingersnaps to make crumbs, or make your own. I used the "Gingerbread Men" recipe from this blog to make cookies, and baked them a couple minutes longer than usual to be sure they were hard and dry. I then used a food processor to turn them into crumbs, and used that for my crust.
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at https://jensfavoritecookies.com/2012/11/16/eggnog-bars/