If you like the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars, then you’ll LOVE this Cranberry Bliss Fudge! Made with white chocolate, lemon zest, and bejeweled with cranberries, it will be your new favorite holiday treat. The perfect Christmas candy!
A couple weeks ago, while I was at Starbucks, I indulged in one of their delicious Cranberry Bliss Bars. If you’ve never had one before, they are quite delicious. It’s like a blondie, flavored with lemon, cranberries and white chocolate chunks, and then topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting and topped with more white chocolate chunks, lemon zest and cranberries. Starbucks also cleverly cuts these treats into delicious little triangles, which I have to admit, adds to the charm. While eating the bar, I really savored the flavors, and thought, what if I turned this bar into fudge? Well, after a few test batches, I turned that thought into reality, and here we have Cranberry Bliss Fudge!
I must say, the flavor of this fudge is even BETTER than the Starbucks bar. To the white chocolate fudge, I added lemon juice and lemon zest, which really creates a nice freshness to an otherwise rich candy. The dried cranberries also add a subtle tartness and a chewiness. Not only did I mix these into the fudge, I also added them to the top which provides a fabulous color to the treat!
The fudge is fairly simple to make. There is no cooking and just requires some simple ingredients. I did utilize my stand mixer to mix the base of the fudge, which helped speed up the mixing process. Once all of the fudge is mixed and you’ve topped it with the white chocolate chips, cranberries and lemon zest, I would recommend refrigerating or freezing. It makes it much easier to cut . I also utilized a wet knife for cutting, as the fudge is a bit sticky when it comes to room temperature.
To keep with the charm of the Starbucks treat, I decided to also cut the fudge into cute little triangles. However, don’t feel like you have to – the fudge is still really delicious cut into traditional squares. You could also use a mini-scoop, roll into balls and have little Cranberry Bliss truffles! Once you have the cut pieces of fudge, I would recommend mini-cupcake liners to serve the fudge, especially if you’ll be serving these on a dessert tray. As the fudge comes to room temperature, it will tend to get a bit more sticky, so the liners will help keep the fudge in pieces.
Here’s the easy recipe for this delicious Cranberry Bliss Fudge:
With just a few steps, you’ll have a delicious, decadent holiday candy that everyone will love. This fudge is perfect for holiday parties, cookie exchanges, holiday candy & cookie trays, and even gifts for friends and neighbors.
I hope you enjoy this delicious fudge. Happy Holidays from my family to yours!