Macadamia Bars with Eggnog Drizzle

Replace milk with eggnog to make an easy DIY three-ingredient eggnog icing. Use that decadent drizzle to top of one of our best Christmas dessert bar ideas: macadamia bars.

Macadamia Bars with Eggnog Drizzle
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cup granulated sugar

  • cup butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

  • 1 recipe Eggnog Drizzle (see recipe below)

  • Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

Eggnog Drizzle

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon eggnog

  • Eggnog

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, grease foil, set pan aside. In a medium saucepan, cook and stir sugar and butter over medium heat until butter melts. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.

  2. Stir eggs and vanilla into sugar mixture. Stir in flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Stir in nuts.

  3. Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges just begin to pull way from the sides of the pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to remove uncut bars from pan; place on cutting board. Cut into diamonds. Drizzle with Eggnog Drizzle. If desired, sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg. Makes about 36 bars.

Eggnog Drizzle

  1. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and the 1 tablespoon eggnog. Stir in additional eggnog, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing reaches drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over bars.

Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze unfrosted bars for up to 3 months. Thaw and frost.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

144 Calories
7g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.