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Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Chill: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 287kcal
Cranberry bliss bars are a classic sweet treat that you can pick up at Starbucks during the winter months. This copycat cranberry bliss bar recipe can be easily made at home any time you'd like! The bars are chewy, sweet and full of winter flavors.
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Ingredients

For the Bars

  • 1 cup salted butter 226 grams, melted (2 sticks)
  • cups brown sugar 320 grams
  • 2 large eggs 100 grams, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 grams
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 240 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 4 grams
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries 128 grams
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips 128 grams

For the Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese 227 grams, room temperature (1 brick)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar 113 grams
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 grams
  • ½ cup dried cranberries 85 grams, chopped
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips 85 grams, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the butter and brown sugar together until well combined. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
    1 cup salted butter, 1½ cups brown sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
    ¾ cup dried cranberries, ¾ cup white chocolate chips
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  • Press the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading into an even layer.
    how to make cranberry bliss bars
  • Bake for 17-19 minutes, until golden brown. Let the bars cool.
  • While the bars are cooling, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer until smooth.
    8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled bars. Then, sprinkle the chopped cranberries and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top.
    ½ cup dried cranberries, ½ cup white chocolate chips
    how to make cranberry bliss bars
  • Refrigerate the bars for at least 20 minutes to allow the frosting to set before cutting into the bars.
    how to make cranberry bliss bars

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Notes

  • Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula to fully incorporate all of your ingredients.
  • Gently fold in the white chocolate chips and the dried cranberries.
  • Any dried fruit would work well in these bars. You can easily substitute dried apple, oranges, or even strawberries!
Storage: Store Starbucks cranberry bliss bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg