Cranberry Bliss Bars {Starbucks Copycat}

Enjoy these delicious Cranberry Bliss Bars year round. Don’t wait until the holidays to enjoy these. Plus they taste better than the store bought ones. Yum! 

Cranberry Bliss Bars ~ A soft blondie bar with white chocolate, cranberries and covered in cream cheese frosting. Perfect treat for any occasion! ~ www.mykitchencraze.com

Now I know that Cranberry Bliss Bars are a Christmas thing with Starbucks. But I think they would be the perfect sweet for your sweet. Haha, you like how I did that. 😉  Don’t they look lovey dovey with all the red cranberries against the cream cheese frosting?

Yep, total Valentines Day dessert. Your special someone will be thanking you, I promise!

Cranberry Bliss Bars ~ A soft blondie bar with white chocolate, cranberries and covered in cream cheese frosting. Perfect treat for any occasion! ~ www.mykitchencraze.com

I’ve always love these darn bars. Every time they come out during Christmas I eat dozens of them. I’m that girl who buys the box of Cranberry Bliss Bars so I can have them all week. I think it sucks that you can only get these yummy bars during the holiday time. Why is that? Well, I didn’t like that option, so I needed had to re-create them.

Cranberry Bliss Bars ~ A soft blondie bar with white chocolate, cranberries and covered in cream cheese frosting. Perfect treat for any occasion! ~ www.mykitchencraze.com

These bars are the best tasting bars I’ve made yet to date. I know you think I always say this right? But I have people to back me up this time. My hubby took them to work (I would have eaten them all if they stayed with me) and everyone at his work said this was by far the best dessert I have made. Aren’t they sweet and I totally agree with them.

Cranberry Bliss Bars ~ A soft blondie bar with white chocolate, cranberries and covered in cream cheese frosting. Perfect treat for any occasion! ~ www.mykitchencraze.com

These blondie bars are soft and chewy with dried cranberries and white chocolate pieces throughout the batter. Then topped with a cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with dried cranberries and another drizzle of white chocolate. Perfect & delicious!

The bars come together very quickly and store for a few days. Awesome! You know those are pluses in my book. Who wants to be in the kitchen all day when you could be sitting down with a cup of coffee and a Cranberry Bliss Bar?!

Cranberry Bliss Bars ~ A soft blondie bar with white chocolate, cranberries and covered in cream cheese frosting. Perfect treat for any occasion! ~ www.mykitchencraze.com

Cranberry Bliss Bars {Starbucks Copycat}

Ingredients:

Blondie:
  • 1 1/2 sticks salted butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, roughly chopped
Frosting:
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 10 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Blondie: Place melted butter in a large bowl with brown sugar. Mix together and let cool until room temperature, about 15 minutes. Ladle butter/sugar mixture into stand mixer bowl with paddle attachment.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until incorporated.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet. Mixing until just incorporated.
  5. Stir in cranberries and white chocolate. The batter will be thick, that is ok.
  6. Spread batter mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Make sure not to over bake. You don't want dry blondie bars.)
  7. Place on a wire rack and cool completely.
  8. Frosting: In your stand mixer or hand mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until well blended. Add the half of the melted white chocolate and whisk until incorporated.
  9. Spread evenly over blondies. Sprinkle with cranberries and drizzle remaining white chocolate.
  10. Refrigerate bars until set, then cut into triangles. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Will keep for 2-4 days in the fridge. Enjoy!
Recipe slightly adapted from: Taste of Home & Recipe Girl

Cranberry Bliss Bars ~ A soft blondie bar with white chocolates, cranberries and covered in cream cheese frosting. Perfect treat for any occasion! ~ www.mykitchencraze.com