White Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Bars

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3 minutes
September 30, 2022
Carole Jones

So if you were a busy little elf and made all 10 of My Must-Have Christmas Cookies from last week, I’m afraid you will have to add just one more to your holiday baking.  (If you seriously made all 10 of them, will you bring some by my house please?  I’ve only made three and with my daughter’s wedding a few days after Christmas, I won’t be making many more!)

White Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Bars

Don’t even try to tell me you don’t have time to bake one more batch.  These bars are worth every little bit of your sanity.  Truly.

White Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Bars

A dense, chewy blondie packed with white chocolate and cranberries.  Then, just to send them over the top, a white chocolate cream cheese frosting gets slathered all over and topped with more cranberries and white chocolate.  These are an amazing copy cat recipe for Starbuck’s Cranberry Bliss bars.

White Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Bars

 

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Ingredients

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Bars

  • 3/4 C butter
  • 1 1/2 C packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 C flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1 C white chocolate chips

Frosting 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 C white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries, roughly chopped

Instructions

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.
2.  In a large bowl, melt the butter for one minute in the microwave then stir in brown sugar.  Allow to cool a bit then beat in the eggs and vanilla.  Add the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and mix just until combined.  Stir in the cranberries and white chocolate.
3.  Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 18-21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Do not over bake!!  Cool completely.
4.  Prepare the frosting by mixing together the cream cheese and powdered sugar.  Add half of the melted white chocolate then evenly spread over the cooled bars.  Sprinkle on the cranberries then drizzle the remaining chocolate over the top.  Let the frosting set before cutting and serving.

  • Author: Carole

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 375
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Sodium: 127mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

3 comments

Minnesota Prairie Roots
10 years ago

Just printed this off. This sounds delicious.

I hope wedding plans continue to go well. I can totally relate. But I expect you have double the pressure with Christmas also in the mix.

Try to relax and enjoy, especially on the actual day of the wedding. You will not believe how quickly that day goes.

Carole
10 years ago

Thanks Audrey. Plans are slowly coming together and our intention is to have just a couple small, last minute items to take care of on the wedding day so we can truly relax and enjoy the day!

Made From Pinterest
10 years ago

These are SO addicting! I love ’em!

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