No-Bake Eggnog Bars

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No-Bake Eggnog Bars is a no-brainer dessert for any eggnog lover. A light graham cracker base that is topped with rich and sweet eggnog filling. Whip up these eggnog bars in no time. 

Tis the season to be jolly and drink lots of eggnog! One of my sons can not get enough eggnog.  Eggnog is definitely one of those who love it or hate it foods. So for those of you that love it, this delicious easy no-bake eggnog bars recipe is just for you.  

No-Bake Eggnog Bars

I love simple recipes and you can not get any easier than no-bake. The flavor combination of the eggnog and graham cracker crust is AMAZING!!

no bake eggnog bars

Plus fantastic for a last-minute easy holiday dessert to serve family and guests. 

Can I Use Gingersnaps as The Crust in this Eggnog Dessert

The ginger snap crust is an amazing thing and it would pair nicely with the warm spices. Just buy some ginger snap cookies and then use a food processor to make it like graham cracker crumbs and follow the recipe on the crust portion. 

I have done this in the past and it is a nice twist in flavor. I didn’t have any on hand at the moment so I reached for the classic graham cracker crust. 

What Is The Filling in This No Bake Eggnog Recipe

A mix of creamy eggnog, pudding, and cool whip. Trust me these 3 ingredients when combined create one of the most velvety and rich flavors the filling will blow you away. 

Can I Make This Eggnog No Bake Dessert Ahead of Time

These eggnog bars need to be refrigerated for four hours to allow them to set up. So I always recommend making it early so it is fully set and ready to slice and serve. 

You could make these eggnog bars up to 24 hours in advance no problem! 

no bake eggnog bars

How Long Do Eggnog Bars Store For

If stored properly you will find the bars will store up to five days in the fridge. I recommend using your best judgement in terms of quality as every refrigerator cools slightly different. 

It is best to store these bars in an airtight or covered container in the refrigerator. 

Can I Freeze No Bake Eggnog Bars

To be honest I have not tried to freeze these bars. They normally don’t last very long in my home with the boys. 

You could try freezing some if you would like. But there is a chance it could separate a bit once it thaws. 

Store in a freezer friendly container for around a month. Thaw in fridge the night before you plan to eat or the counter for a quick thaw. It will take around 30 minutes to thaw on the counter. 

Give this eggnog recipe a try. It is a quick and easy way to create new recipes and use up the eggnog sitting in your refrigerator! 

No-Bake Eggnog Bars

If you love this dessert, try my mini cheesecakes, they are delicious!

no bake eggnog bars

No-Bake Eggnog Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • Crust
  • 3/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 2 1/2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 2 TBSP Sugar
  • 1 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • Filling
  • 1 Pkg Vanilla Instant Pudding, 3.4 oz (or French vanilla)
  • 1 1/4 Cups Cold Eggnog
  • 1/4 TSP Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Container Cool Whip Topping, 8 oz


  1. Mix melted butter with graham cracker crumbs & sugars. Press into the bottom of a greased 13x9 pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix with a handheld mixer, vanilla pudding, and eggnog for aprx. 2 minutes. The pudding will start to set and become a thicker consistency.
  3. Gently fold in cool whip until combined well.
  4. Pour mixture on top of graham cracker crust and put in the refrigerator to set for at least 4 hours.

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    1. Keep it refrigerated and it should be fine for 5 days. I would just be sure the eggnog you use has a expiration date at least that long.

  1. Garnish with canned whipped cream or Cool Whip? Which would you advise would be the lightest and easiest to keep small dabs?

    1. I honestly love cool whip but if you would like a cute little dollop, than the canned whipped cream usually does not disappoint.

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