Coffeehouse Bliss Bars

1
Kelly Lollman

By
@kelollman

A knockoff of a famous coffeehouse's cranberry bars... I searched high and low for their recipe... then came up with this.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
quick cooking oats
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed, plus 1 tbsp
1 c
butter, softened
8 oz
cream cheese
14 oz
sweet condensed milk
1/4 c
lemon juice
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
16 oz
whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 tsp
lemon zest, grated

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13x9x2" pan.
2In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, 3/4 cup brown sugar and butter. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into bottom of greased pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
3In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually mix in condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla until smooth. Pour evenly over the cooled crust.
4In a small bowl, combine remaining 1 Tbsp brown sugar, cornstarch and cranberry sauce. Spoon over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb topping and lemon zest. Bake for 40 minutes and cool at room temp- refrigerate before cutting into bars. Store in refrigerator.

About Coffeehouse Bliss Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American