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Cranberry Bliss Bars {Starbucks Copycat}

Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 2 dozen

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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, mix until incorporated.
  • 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.
  • Stir in cranberries and white chocolate. The batter will be thick, that is ok.
  • 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.)
  • Place on a wire rack and cool completely.
  • 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.
  • Spread evenly over blondies. Sprinkle with cranberries and drizzle remaining white chocolate.
  • 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!