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Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

These Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars covered in frosting and cranberries are melt in your mouth good and a perfect sweet treat when on the go.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast bars, copycat recipes
Servings: 24
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Ingredients

For the Base

  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 12 tbsp butter unsalted, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup dried cranberries chopped
  • 4 oz white chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Frosting

For Topping

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries chopped
  • 2 oz white chocolate chips

Instructions

For the Base

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a 12 x 16 baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add the brown sugar, butter and salt to the bowl of your mixer. Using the paddle attachment, beat on medium until well combined. Add the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time and continue beating until light and creamy.
  • Add the ginger, flour and baking powder to the bowl and continue beating until well incorporated.
  • Fold in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips using a spatula. 
  • Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes until the middle is baked through. Do not over bake or the bars will be very dry. Allow to cool.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice to the bowl of your mixer and beat using the whisk attachment, until well incorporated, and the icing is smooth and creamy.
  • Spread the frosting over the cooled down crust and sprinkle the chopped dried cranberries on top.
  • Place the white chocolate in a cup and microwave, stirring with spoon in between as it starts to melt. Continue stirring until chocolate is melted then transfer it to a ziploc bag and twist the end around the chocolate. When ready to drizzle, snip the end with the scissors.
  • Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the top and allow the bars to set until the frosting is not sticky to the touch. This will make it easier to cut the bars.
  • Trim the ends of the bars for even edges then cut into squares, then cut the squares diagonally into triangles.

Notes

Dark or milk chocolate can be used in this recipe. Use whatever type you prefer.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, because of the icing, for up to 5 days.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Recipe adapted fromĀ Topsecretrecipes

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg