cranberry bliss bars / starbuck's

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

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!!!

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
serves 16 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry bliss bars / starbuck's

  • BARS:
  • 3/4 c
    butter,softened
  • 1 1/4 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 3 lg
    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

How To Make cranberry bliss bars / starbuck's

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350^.Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  • 2
    Bars: 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.
  • 3
    Gradually 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.
  • 4
    Frosting: 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. --- 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. --- 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.
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