Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Recipe


Cranberry Blondie Base: – 1 c. all-purpose flour – 1/2 tsp. baking powder – 1/2 tsp. salt – 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted – 1 c. brown sugar – 1 egg – 1 tsp. vanilla – 1 tsp. orange zest – 1/2 c. dried cranberries – 2/3 c. white chocolate chips



Frosting: – 1 c. white chocolate chips, melted – 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature – 2 c. powdered sugar – 1/2 tsp. vanilla – 2 tsp. orange juice – 1 tsp. orange zest Topping: – 1/2 c. dried cranberries – 4 oz. white chocolate baking bar, melted


Step 1: Preheat oven

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x9" pan with parchment paper. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Step 2: Whisk ingredients

In separate bowl, melt the butter. To the melted butter, add the brown sugar, egg, vanilla and orange zest. Whisk together well. Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix until batter is smooth. Fold in the 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and the 2/3 cup of white chocolate chips.

Step 3: Add batter to pan

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan, making sure to press the batter evenly into the corners of the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes or until the blondie is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.

Step 4: Prep frosting

While the blondie is cooling, mix together the frosting. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, vanilla, orange juice and orange zest. Gradually add in the powdered sugar a half cup at a time, stopping the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix in the melted white chocolate. Spread the frosting evenly over the top of the cooled blondie.

Step 5: Cover & refrigerate

Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of dried cranberries over the top of the frosting. Melt the white chocolate baking bar, and drizzle over the top of the cranberries and frosting.

Step 6: Slice and serve

Refrigerate the bars for at least 2 hours to set the frosting. Slice and serve.

Check out our other cranberry recipes:

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