Copycat Cranberry Bliss Bars. This holiday Starbucks treat is made with a sweet shortbread cake, topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting, and drizzled with white chocolate!
Truth time. These bars are my weakness.
I remember the day my mom purchased one for me at the Starbucks drive-thru. It was love at first bite.
The soft and sweet shortbread base topped with cream cheese frosting is hard to resist. Share these at your next holiday event or eat the entire pan on your own.
I won’t judge.
The ginger/orange/cranberry combo is delicious. It had me wondering why I never thought to do this before. I mean seriously… The recipe just screams winter. Or holiday. Or middle of summer and Starbucks isn’t selling them right now. Pretty much these are good any time of the year. The white chocolate drizzle probably isn’t necessary, but don’t they look so pretty?
Cranberry Bliss Bars
- 1 cup butter soft
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoons orange extract
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3/4 cup craisins
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 6 oz cream cheese soft
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons orange extract
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon shortening
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet (10x15) with foil and lightly mist with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and ginger. Set aside.
Cream together you butter and sugars. Add the eggs and extracts. Stir until combined. Mix in the dry ingredients. Fold in your craisins and white chocolate chips. Spread the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are browned. Be careful not to over bake!
Cream together your cream cheese and butter. Slowly stir in the powdered sugar and extract. Mix until fully incorporated.
Spread onto your cooled cake.
Combine chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Drizzle over your bars.
Slice your bars into squares or triangles. Enjoy.