Cranberry Bliss Bars Recipe

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This yummy Christmas Dessert Recipe comes from my sweet friend Joli… and I’m so excited to share it with you.  These Cranberry Bliss Bars are completely delish… and perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert menus! ;)



What You’ll Need for the Bars:

  • 1 1/2 cups packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter {room temperature}
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 3/4 cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Dried Cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup Toasted Chopped Pecans
  • 1/4 cup Grated Orange Zest

What You’ll Need for the Frosting:

  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese {room temperature}
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter {room temperature}
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 6 oz. White Chocolate Squares for Baking
  • 1 tbsp. Grated Orange Zest

What You’ll Do to Make the Bars:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly butter 11×15 jelly roll pan or rimmed baking sheet.
  • Whisk together Brown Sugar, Softened Butter, Eggs, and Vanilla in large bowl until smooth.
  • Whisk in the Flour, Baking Powder & Salt until well blended.
  • Stir in White Chocolate Chips, Cranberries, Pecans & Orange Zest.
  • Spread the mixture evenly in pan {mixture may be stiff}
  • Bake 20 – 22 minutes until golden brown.
  • Set aside on a wire rack to cool.
  • Now it’s time to whip up some fluffy frosting!

What You’ll Do to Make the Frosting:

  • Cream together Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar, Butter, 1 tbsp Orange Zest & Vanilla with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and fluffy.
  • Spread mixture over cooled Cranberry Bars.
  • Melt the white chocolate on the stove or in microwave, stirring until smooth.
  • Drizzle melted white chocolate over the bars and let sit until chocolate is set.
  • Cut bars into squares, and then diagonally into triangles.
  • ENJOY!!

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9 Responses to Cranberry Bliss Bars Recipe

  1. Together We Save says:

    These look oh so yummy!!

  2. Michelle says:

    Another good way to drizzle is to put the icing into a sandwich bag, zip closed and cut a little bit of the bottom corner. Works like a charm. Only cut a little bit otherwise the icing will come out too quickly.

  3. Anissa.Lynette says:

    Yum!! I love Cranberry Bliss Bars. Your recipe is the best that I've seen. Many leave out the orange which is crucial. Can't wait to try them.

    ~Lyn~

  4. Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy says:

    Oh My Goodness! Those look so good. I love anything with cranberries!!

  5. Young Wife says:

    I'm so glad I saw this! Cranberry Bliss Bars are delicious, and if I make them myself I'll save a ton of money. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Debbie says:

    Oh how funny – I was TOTALLY craving hese yyesterday! They are so good! Thanks for sharing your great recipe!

  7. Vanessa says:

    everyone loved them. My mother said it was just like starbucks cranberry bars. I also used a sandwich bag to drizzle white choclate over cream chesse frosting.

  8. Meal Planning with Connie says:

    I will definitely try these!
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Alexis AKA MOM says:

    Oh man you would post this yummy recipe, it's so much better when i think I could never make that … LOL :)

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