A spiced graham cracker crust and bourbon-infused egg nog filling give these simple bars a delicious holiday twist. The recipe comes from Annie Marshall of the Indianapolis-based blog Annie's Eats.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • For the crust, combine the 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Stir in the melted butter with a fork until evenly combined. Transfer the crumb mixture to an 8x8x2-inch baking pan lined with foil or parchment paper. Press crumb mixture down flat in an even layer. Bake in a 375° oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

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  • For the filling, in a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add 1/3 cup sugar and beat 1 minute more. Add egg; beat until smooth. Add the egg and bourbon, if desired; beat on medium speed 1 minute more, until the mixture is light and no lumps remain.

  • Pour the filling over the crust in the baking pan. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes or until the center is just set. Cool in pan on wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. If you like, garnish bars with graham cracker crumbs and/or crystallized ginger.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; 11 g total fat; 48 mg cholesterol; 119 mg sodium. 14 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein;

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