I love this time of the year when it's super chilly outside and it's warm, fuzzy and festive inside. Every chance that I can, I throw on one of my onesies and curl up with a big mug of apple cider, hot cocoa or eggnog. Although some people don't enjoy the later, I have always been a fan of eggnog. Whether it's cold or heated, this winter drink continues to warm my spirits. I may not be able to drink the original formula thanks to my being lactose intolerant, but thank goodness for milk alternatives. I appreciate that eggnog is also super versatile and can easily be placed into recipes.
A few winters past, I was on a super eggnog kick. I was incorporating eggnog into as many recipes as possible. From pancakes to pound cakes, I couldn't get enough. It was during this same season I came up with the recipe for these Scrumptious Eggnog Bars. I brought these sweet treats to a Christmas kickback and they were definitely a hit. I had several people ask me for the recipe. These bars are a personal favorite of mine because the eggnog flavor is intensified with nutmeg and rum. Also the bars can easily be switched to adult-friendly bars by using spiked eggnog in the recipe.
These bars are very easy to make and a great recipe to make and decorate with kids. I decided to make these bars look even more appealing by topping them with This Christmas Sprinkle Mix. Check out the recipe and complete step by step video below.
Preparation time: 20 mins.
Baking time: 15 minutes
3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg (fresh is best)
½ cup butter, softened ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg ½ cup eggnog (I used almond milk eggnog) 1 tablespoon rum (optional) For the Eggnog Frosting: ½ cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon of dark rum (optional)
⅓ cup eggnog (I used almond milk eggnog) ¼ teaspoon salt 3 ½ cups powdered sugar