All other versions I’ve tried pale in comparison to these Best Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars! A super gooey, chewy and an almost fudgy brown sugar blondie, they’re topped with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting, sweet-tart cranberries, and a white chocolate drizzle.

The Best Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars

I knoooooow. Christmas recipes already?! I must be mad!

Well, yeah. We already know that. Moving on…

I am totally in the holiday spirit already and am just counting down the days until Christmas. I know some of you are rolling your eyes – maybe even clicking out of this post (#bye) because you can’t deal with Christmas stuff yet. And I hear you, okay? But I am going to go ahead and post anyway.

These Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars taste JUST like Starbucks' version but BETTER. Ultra chewy and almost fudgy in texture with a heavenly white chocolate cream cheese frosting, sweet and tart dried cranberries, and white chocolate drizzle!



INGREDIENTS

For The Blondies
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup dried cranberries


For The Frosting & Topping
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 oz of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ½ cup dried cranberries


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9" rectangular baking pan with foil, extending the edges of the foil over the sides of the pan. Spray the foil liberally with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and stir in the brown sugar. Let cool for 5 minutes, then whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Lastly, add in the baking soda, salt, and flour until a thick batter forms. Fold in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  3. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting: Melt ½ cup of the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, about 15-20 seconds. Stir, then melt some more on low increments until melted. Add in the cream cheese and vanilla and use an electric mixer to combine on medium speed until creamy and combined. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time, until frosting is fluffy and light. Spread the frosting evenly over the bars and top with the dried cranberries.
  5. Melt the remaining ½ cup white chocolate chips low and slow in the microwave. Drizzle evenly over the bars. Let set in the fridge for about 20 minutes before cutting into squares.