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Eggnog Gooey Butter Bars

These Eggnog Gooey Butter Bars are for all those eggnog lovers out there! Gooey, chewy bars packed with creamy eggnog flavors. A great holiday treat!
Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 55 mins
Course: Bars, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 15 -18
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (8 oz pkg) cream cheese softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 (16 oz box) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • Additional powdered sugar for dusting optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil liberally with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter and egg until a thick dough forms. Press the dough into the prepared pan in an even layer. Set aside briefly.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until creamy and smooth, about 1 minute. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the rum and vanilla extracts, the nutmeg and the entire box of powdered sugar, beating well until smooth. Lastly, beat in the eggnog and melted butter until smooth and combined.
  • Pour the filling mixture evenly over the bar base. Bake for approx. 37-45 minutes or until golden brown on top and mostly set. It's okay if the bars jiggle a little when moved, but they should not be sloshing around in the pan. The bars will continue to set as they cool. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate the bars to set for about 2 hours. Cut into squares and dust with additional powdered sugar before serving, if using.