Fudgy is the only word that describes the bars. They’re like biting into a piece of soft eggnog fudge that’s the eggnog equivalent of moist, fudgy brownies. They’re rich, soft, supremely moist, tooth-sinkingly dense, and satisfying. It’s an easy, no-mixer recipe that’s packed with big eggnog flavor. The eggnog glaze that just makes the bars and after pouring it over the warm bars, it seeps down and soaks in, and makes the bars even moister, softer, and fudgier. Bring your sweet tooth because they’re on the sweeter side. Between the warming spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, coupled with the sweet eggnog glaze, the bars will instantly put you in the holiday spirit.
YIELD: ONE 8X8-INCH PAN, 9 GENEROUS PIECES
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
1 large egg
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup eggnog (lite or low-fat okay)
2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract (or McCormick Rum Extract)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon McCormick Ground Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
about 1/3 cup eggnog, or as necessary for consistency
1/2 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract (or McCormick Rum Extract)
McCormick Ground Nutmeg, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
- Bars – In a large, microwave-safe bowl add the white chocolate, butter, and heat to melt, about 2 minutes on high power. Stop to check and stir after 1 minute, and then heat in 20-second bursts, stopping to stir after each burst, until mixture can be stirred smooth. White chocolate is very prone to scorching and seizing up, so watch it carefully and don’t overheat.
- Visit Fudgy Eggnog Bars with Eggnog Glaze @ averiecooks.com for full directions.