Find Out Why These Cranberry Bliss Bars Are So Blissful
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour
Lana Yarkin
By Lana Yarkin

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These cranberry bliss bars are one of my holiday staples, and they are the epitome of the perfect holiday treat. The chewy blondie base is packed with white chocolate chips and sweet dried cranberries, topped with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting, and finished of with more cranberries and a white chocolate drizzle. They are a great dessert to bring to your next holiday party because not only do they looks festive and seasonal, but they are guaranteed to be a huge crowd pleaser.

Cranberry Bliss Bars
(recipe name)
16 bars
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour


Frosting :

  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups of confectioners’ sugar
  1. Heat your oven to 350 F and line an 8x8 baking pan with Brandless parchment paper.
  2. To bake the blondies: Melt your butter in a saucepan over low heat on the stove. Stir regularly and make sure that the butter does not start to bubble. Once melted, pour the butter into a large mixing bowl and, using a large wooden spoon, stir in both the brown and white sugars.
  3. Stir in the egg, vanilla extract, and salt. Once those are mixed in, slowly add in your flour and mix until it’s just incorporated. Gently fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  4. Pour your blondie batter into your prepared pan and bake in the oven for 22-26 minutes. (Mine were ready at 25 minutes.) You will know it’s done when the edges are slightly browned and a skewer or knife inserted in the center of the blondies comes out clean with no batter on it. Set them aside and let them cool.
  5. Melt 1/4 of your white chocolate chips either in the microwave or using a double boiler over the stove. Be very careful not to overheat the white chocolate, it can seize up very easily! Once your chocolate is mostly melted with a few chips left, remove from the heat and stir until smooth. Using your stand mixer or a handheld mixer, beat the white chocolate, cream cheese, vanilla and confectioners’ sugar on high for 3 minutes, until it is very fluffy.
  6. Using a spatula or knife, spread the frosting over the cooled blondies. Evenly sprinkle the cranberries over the frosting, then melt your remaining 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips and drizzle this over the cranberries. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  7. Once the white chocolate drizzle is set, use a serrated knife to cut your blondies. Enjoy!
😋 From the Tasty Kitchen of Lana Yarkin | @brandlesslife | #brandlesslife
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