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 Recipe are completely delish… and perfect for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert menus! ūüėČ



Ingredients 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

Ingredients 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

 Instructions to Make the Bars:

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

Instructions 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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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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~

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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