Cranberry Bliss Bars

I think this will work with gluten free substitutes, so I will see how successful I am.

Update: I made this recipe using 1/2 cup gf flour and 1/2 cup almond meal as a substitute for 1 cup flour.  My teenage taste testers though preferred it without the frosting which would work better for lunch boxes anyway.  Deliciously decadent with the frosting.

Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies

It’s that time of the year again, time for baking and taking all kinds of sweets to Christmas gatherings! If you’re still searching for a holiday dessert recipe, try these Cranberry Bliss Bars: blondies with the addition of white chocolate chips and tart dried cranberries, iced with cream cheese frosting.

I love how festive the colors in this dessert are, it’s perfect for sharing!

Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you hadn’t already guessed, this is a copycat recipe for Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars. Recipe was slightly altered from here.

Cranberry Bliss Bars

  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Frosting & Topping

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch…

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