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Homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars

Homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars – A sweet blondie crust topped with a cream cheese frosting. A copycat favorite you can make at home yourself in minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry bliss bars
Servings: 16
Calories: 323kcal
Author: LaKita Anderson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, and salt and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, melted butter, and egg until combined.
  • Add the brown sugar mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined, careful not to over mix. Stir in the vanilla and orange zest. Lastly fold in ½-cup white chocolate chips and ¼ cup dried cranberries until evenly distributed.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan until smooth and even. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges have lightly browned and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Once finished baking remove from the oven and allow cooling completely on a wire rack.
  • To make the frosting, in a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until well blended. Frost the cooled bars and sprinkle with ¼ cup dried cranberries.
  • Melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips in a microwave safe container, stopping frequently to stir, and be careful not to burn. Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the bars.
  • Allow the bars to set for 15-20 minutes before cutting to serve and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 0.6mg