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Cranberry Bliss Bars (Starbucks Copycat)

Starbuck's Cranberry Bliss Bars are good, but they're even better when you make them at home! Our Copycat Starbucks version is easy to follow and will have you enjoying this delicious dessert in no time.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cool Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry bliss bars
Servings: 24 bars
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 ¾ cup brown sugar tightly packed
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries craisins
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips

Frosting:

  • 1 8- ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Topping:

  • ½ cup dried cranberries craisins, chopped
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips whole
  • cup white chocolate chips melted
  • ½ teaspoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9” by 13” baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and orange extract. Mix until combined and set this aside
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring only as much as necessary to blend.
  • Then gently fold in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Check with a toothpick. You want there to be just a few crumbs stuck on the toothpick which
  • means it is ready to come out. If it is still quite wet, give it another 5 minutes.
  • Place the pan on a wire rack and allow the bars to cool completely.
  • While the bars are cooling you could prepare the frosting.
  • Beat the cream cheese until creamy. Beat in the icing sugar and cornstarch. Add in the vanilla extract, orange zest, and salt. Beat this until well blended.
  • When the bars are cooled, spread the icing all over the top. Then sprinkle evenly with the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips with the vegetable oil. (Melt and stir in 15-second intervals -
  • chocolate can burn very quickly.) When this is fully melted, use a fork to beat it smooth, then use the fork to drizzle the melted chocolate over the frosted bars.
  • For best results, place the pan in the fridge and allow the finished bars to cool for an hour before cutting and removing from the pan.
  • To cut the triangle-shaped bars, cut the pan into 3 rows of 4. (3 long rows cut into 4 squares each) This will give
  • you 12 large squares. Then cut each square diagonally and you will have 24 triangle-shaped bars.

Notes

This is basically a blondie with delicious cream cheese icing and chewy cranberries. My diet went out the window
with these ones - dangerous!!!!!!