Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

Got a craving for Starbucks' famous Cranberry Bliss Bars?  Packed with white chocolate and dried cranberries, this homemade version is just as yummy but much easier on your wallet.  Plus the browned butter cream cheese icing is just ahhh-mazing!  YUM!

I love me some Starbucks anytime and anywhere, but during the holidays that pretty green & white logo is even more tempting.  Not because of the Peppermint Mochas or Gingerbread Lattes, (though they are delicious), but because of the yummiest treat on the planet…..Cranberry Bliss Bars.

Mmmmmmmmm……

For those of you who haven’t been lucky enough to try one of these little gems, a Cranberry Bliss Bar is basically a blondie packed with white chocolate & cranberries, then frosted with the best frosting ever, then sprinkled with a few more bits of dried cranberry for good measure.  It is like a little bite of holiday cheer that comes in the form of a bar.  And, as if that weren’t good enough, this homemade version is super easy to whip up in just a single bowl!  If you are really short on time, you could use the store bought cream cheese frosting, but trust me when I tell you that this homemade browned butter cream cheese icing is worth the very small amount of extra effort!

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Here is what you need:

1/2 recipe Browned Butter Cream Cheese Icing
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
6 ounces white chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries, plus more for sprinkling on top
baking spray

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Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 8×8″ square casserole dish with cooking spray; set aside.  Melt butter in saucepan or microwave.

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Step 2: Add melted butter and brown sugar to large mixing bowl; mix well.

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Step 3: Add egg and vanilla; mix well.

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Step 4: Add flour and salt; mix well.

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Step 5: Fold in cranberries and white chocolate chips with a spatula.

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Step 6: Transfer batter to baking dish; bake at 350 degrees for approximately 22-24 minutes.

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Step 7: Remove from oven & let cool completely on wire rack.  Invert dish onto wire rack, then invert again onto cutting board with top facing up.

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Step 8: Frost with generous layer of Browned Butter Cream Cheese Icing; sprinkle with finely chopped dried cranberry pieces.  Chill in refrigerator 1 hour; cut into bars.

Got a craving for Starbucks' famous Cranberry Bliss Bars?  Packed with white chocolate and dried cranberries, this homemade version is just as yummy but much easier on your wallet.  Plus the browned butter cream cheese icing is just ahhh-mazing!  YUM!

 

 

Got a craving for Starbucks' famous Cranberry Bliss Bars?  Packed with white chocolate and dried cranberries, this homemade version is just as yummy but much easier on your wallet.  Plus the browned butter cream cheese icing is just ahhh-mazing!  YUM!

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  • Holly December 11,

    Mmmmmmm…..Starbucks! I love all their holiday treats but the cranberry bliss bars are my fav! Can’t wait to try these!

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  • Allyssa December 11,

    Cranberry Bliss Bars are my absolute favorite treat from Starbucks! You know what else makes them extra delicious while making them at home? Adding some orange zest to the batter before baking them. Try it sometime, you’ll love it! Thanks for sharing, my friend!

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  • Raven December 11,

    Thanks Ruth for the recipe… I absolutely love these bars at Starbucks!!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

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  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom December 12,

    I’m going to cash in my Free Birthday Drink at Starbucks today and was actually thinking of getting myself a Cranberry Bliss Bar! love Cranberry Bliss Bars! Thank you so much for sharing this! I’m going to make myself a whole batch!

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  • LCG December 16,

    These were yummy, but I had to bake them for over 30 min. Also I would recommend using parchment. Mine broke when I flipped them, because the stuck to the baking dish even though it was greased.

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  • Ali January 2,

    It’s missing a little orange zest. I used a T orange juice on a separate occasion. Starbucks does have orange zest.i ordered an entire box a few years ago,so I saw the ingredients

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