Cranberry Bliss Bars / Starbuck's

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

These Bars are so good I just had to find the recipe- and there it was on topsecretrecipes.com.(Todd English).
This is such a good recipe and I wanted to share it with you too, because it is only available during the winter holidays.
Now you can make a whole pan-full for the cost of one bar from Starbucks.
Goodness eaten to the last crumb! lol-Enjoy!!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 5 votes
Comments:
Serves:
16 servings
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

BARS:

3/4 c
butter,softened
1 1/4 c
packed light brown sugar
3 large
eggs
2 Tbsp
minced crystallized ginger
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
chopped sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 c
vanilla or white chocolate chips

FROSTING:

4 oz
cream cheese, softened
3 c
powdered sugar
4 tsp
lemon juice
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
chopped sweetened dried cranberries

DRIZZLE: FOR GARNISH

1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
milk
2 tsp
olive oil or shortening

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350^.Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan. Set aside.
2Bars:
Beat together the butter and brown sugar with electric mixer until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, then add the ginger,vanilla and salt. and beat well.
3Gradually mix in the flour and baking powder until smooth. Mix the chopped cranberries and chocolate chips into the batter by hand.
Pour batter into the prepared pan. Use a spatula to spread evenly across the pan.
Bake 25-30 minutes, until the bars are lightly browned on top. Cool on wire rack.
4Frosting:
Combine ingredient,except cranberries, in a mixer bowl and beat until smooth. Spread on bars when completely cooled.
Sprinkle the cranberries over top of frosting.
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Drizzle Garnish:
Whisk together ingredients and drizzle over cranberries in a back and forth motion using a squirt bottle or plastic storage bag, corner cut off.
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Cover bars and chill for 2 hours. Then cut bars length-wise down the center -then cut then across 4 times making 8 bars and cut those bars in half diagonally making 16 triangular bars.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: French
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy