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!

Just a few ingredients are needed for the Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars.

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

Here is one of the best parts: Melted butter!

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

A classic combo: brown sugar and butter. Yum!

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

Add the egg and vanilla.

Step 3: Add egg and vanilla; mix well.

Next comes the flour and salt, mix well!

Step 4: Add flour and salt; mix well.

Cranberries and white chocolate are the stars of this show.

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

Pop it in the oven!

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

Enjoy the aroma while they cool!

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.

And finally the brown butter cream cheese icing. Oh wow!

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.

These Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars are yumazing!

Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

These copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars are bursting with flavor! They are so easy to make and are yumazing! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 18 servings

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8x8" square casserole dish with cooking spray; set aside. Melt butter in saucepan or microwave.

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

  3. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.

  4. Add flour and salt; mix well.

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

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

  7. Remove from oven & let cool completely on wire rack.

  8. Invert dish onto wire rack, then invert again onto cutting board with top facing up.

  9. 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.

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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