Cranberry Bliss Fudge

Cranberry Bliss Fudge

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 fudge recipe!

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!

Cranberry Bliss Fudge

How I came up with this delicious Cranberry Bliss Fudge: 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!

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 fudge recipe!

Flavors of the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars brought to 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!

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 fudge recipe!

Making this delicious Cranberry Bliss Fudge

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.

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 fudge recipe!

Slicing the Cranberry Bliss Fudge

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 that are easy to handle.

If you loved this delicious Cranberry Bliss Fudge, then check out my other cranberry recipes:

One of my favorite oatmeal cookie recipes are these White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. The pretty red "craisins" make them perfect for Christmas, but they're actually amazing any time of year!

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

 

If you love Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars, I can do you one better! This Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars recipe is just like the one Starbucks serves during the holidays.

Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars

 

Do you love fudge during the holidays (or anytime)? Check out some of my other delicious fudge recipes:

Layered Peanut Butter Fudge

Maple Pecan Fudge

Peppermint Red Velvet Fudge

Peppermint Crunch Fudge at Real Housemoms

Salted Caramel Fudge Cups

 

Delightful E Made Useful Tools

OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro Cake Pan Square 9 x 9 Inch (Amazon Link): A 9×9″ square pan is the perfect size for this fudge recipe! A must-have tool for any kitchen.

OXO Good Grips Small Offset Icing Knife (Amazon Link): This is a really handy tool for way more than just frosting. I often time use it anytime I need to spread cream cheese, dips and spreads. It’s also perfect for this fudge recipe!

3-Piece Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (Amazon Link): I use these glass mixing bowls any time I need to melt something in the microwave. It’s also my go-to tool for mixing any type of batter, like pancakes or cakes!

Here’s the easy recipe for this delicious Cranberry Bliss Fudge:

Nutrition

Calories

5807 cal

Fat

207 g

Carbs

940 g

Protein

46 g
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Yields 18-24

Cranberry Bliss Fudge

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!

30 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest (zest of 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries
  • For topping:
  • 1/2 c. white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest (zest of 1/2 lemon)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 pan with waxed or parchment paper, folding the excess paper over the sides of the pan. Spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. With a stand or hand mixer, beat the cream cheese, milk, vanilla, lemon juice, zest, and salt. Beat until smooth. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, stopping to scrape down the sides. Mixture will begin to get thicker.
  3. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave (follow package directions for melting). Once the chocolate is fully melted, let cool for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add the melted chocolate to the sugar mixture and hand-stir until completely combined. Mixture will begin to get stiff. Lastly, stir in the dried cranberries. Add the fudge mixture to the prepared 8x8 pan, and spread evenly. Top with the remaining white chocolate chips, cranberries and lemon zest. Refrigerate or freeze for at least 4 hours, before cutting. Keep leftovers in fridge or freezer.
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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!

Erin

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 fudge recipe!

Comments

  1. Oh my!!! I bet this is AMAZING!!! Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday. :)
  2. This is definitely going to made in this home this Christmas, I have some white chocolate lovers here! Thanks so much for sharing this delicious looking recipe. mmmm ... fudge!
  3. This fudge looks so rich and delicious! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
  4. That is beautiful fudge Erin. Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday. Pinned. Hope to see you again next week. Quinn

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