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Eggnog Love {Recipe: Eggnog Cheesecake Bars}

I’m honored to be a part of the 2013 Kraft Tastemaker Community, where I am teaming up with Kraft Foods to bring you family friendly recipes using common ingredients found in your pantry! 

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars by dineanddish.netIs it too soon in the holiday season to talk eggnog? Because I’m not trying to rush past Thanksgiving by any means, but eggnog season is just soooo short, and I kind of love it. I really want to stretch it out as long as possible.

Are you an eggnog fan? For me, I usually buy one carton of eggnog a year to drink and that tides me over, but oh how I love to bake and cook with eggnog. As soon as eggnog hits the store shelves, I’m buying it and adding it to pancakes, cookies, bread, coffee, etc. Eggnog adds such wonderful flavor to so many recipes!

It’s no secret that we love cheesecake around the Dine & Dish house. It is probably one of my favorite desserts – and boy am I lucky because there are so many different variations to choose from. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese has launched a fun, interactive website this holiday season called Cheesecake Cheer! The site is dedicated to celebrating the wonderful world of cheesecake, with great cheesecake recipes, cooking tips and how to’s from expert cooks.

It was after drooling over the Triple Caramel Cheesecake Bar recipe on the Cheesecake Cheer site that I became inspired to create a variation using Eggnog. The result was an amazing holiday treat, wonderful for any eggnog and cheesecake lover out there.

Small Eggnog Cheesecake Bars from dineanddish.net

I hope you enjoy this new holiday favorite!

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours

Yield: 16 servings

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars Recipe

These Eggnog Cheesecake Bars with a hint of nutmeg will become a definite holiday dessert favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog (full fat variety)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • Eggnog spice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter and 1 Tablespoon sugar in a bowl. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan.
  3. In the meantime, beat cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, eggnog and vanilla until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition until well blended. Gently pour over crust.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until center is almost set and not jiggly. Run knife around the rim of a pan to loosen the sides; cool. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  5. When ready to serve, slice into squares and sprinkle with nutmeg.
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Disclosure: I’m honored to be part of the Kraft Tastemaker community. I have been compensated for my time and ingredients. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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Comments

  1. I’m so pumped to see this (and I’ll be even more pumped when I get these bars into my belly)! I just bought my first carton of eggnog of the season this past weekend. I hemmed & hawed whether or not it was too early…..I couldn’t resist :)

  2. Ohmahgoodness I LOVE eggnog! In cheesecake bar form? Even better.

  3. Eggnog and cheesecake?!? Two of my favorites in one?!? Do you fedex?!?

  4. I MUST have these… saving to make for Christmas. You always come up the most incredible recipes! <3

  5. I only really like eggnog in baked goods. But that just means that this cheesecake sounds great. I bet those flavors go great together.

  6. I love eggnog flavoured things this time of year!! LOVE this recipe!

  7. I love eggnog! Eggnog + cheesecake sounds like a winning combination!

  8. I have a carton of eggnog in the fridge that I used for an upcoming holiday recipe. I’m trying my hardest to wait until after Thanksgiving to drink it. These bars look perfect. Pinned.

  9. Kristen!
    I love eggnog in my espresso (as a treat) and in cheesecake form.
    These look so good!
    And now I just have to treat myself and get a little shot of eggnog in my Starbucks tomorrow!
    Have too! LOL
    It’s part of the SAD therapy right? ;-)

  10. I want these so bad! Love anything eggnog! These bars are being pinned!

  11. It is never too early for Christmas talk in my mind! I only recently started using eggnog to bake (used it today!), but I am in love with it’s flavor. I cannot really drink it straight, but it’s flavor in baked good is incredible! These cheesecake bars look so good! :)

  12. I’m afraid I’d eat 8 of those 16 servings. Maybe 10. Okay, all 16.

  13. I really need to try baking with eggnog! Such a festive flavor that really does last only a short time! These cheesecake bars look incredible!

  14. I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the superb work!

  15. Yum! I am actually planning to make something similar because I had a girls’ night out recently and they had this gorgeous eggnog cheesecake. It’s just that time of year, I guess! ;)

  16. Mmm, now I’m thinking this would be really yummy with an eggnog latte!

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