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Cranberry Bliss Bars

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars are a favourite seasonal treat! Copycat cranberry bliss bars are like a white chocolate cranberry blondie. This easy cranberry bar recipe is perfect for all your DIY holiday baking this holiday season.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8


For the Bars

  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 Teaspoon orange zest

For the Topping

  • 1 Cup white chocolate chips, melted and divided
  • 1/8 Cup white chocolate chips
  • 4 Ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 Cup dried cranberries


For the Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 x 8 inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave for about 90 seconds. Let the butter cool for a minute and then add the egg, brown sugar, vanilla and stir to combine.
  • Add the flour and stir until just combined.
  • Fold in 1/2 cup cranberries and orange zest and stir to combine.
  • Scoop the batter into the pan, smoothing if necessary.
  • Bake for 18 to 21 minutes. Allow bars to cool before frosting them.

For the Topping

  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minute, reheating in 10 second intervals, or until it can be stirred smooth.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine cream cheese, about 2/3rd of the melted white chocolate, 2 cups icing sugar, vanilla and beat until smooth and fluffy. Add additional icing sugar if necessary.
  • Frost the bars and then evenly sprinkle cranberries and un-melted white chocolate chips over the top of the frosted bars. Drizzle bars with remaining melted white chocolate, reheating in the microwave if necessary.


Recipe makes 8 to 12 depending on how large you cut them.


Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 79g | Vitamin A: 583IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg
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