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Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

Dec 18, 2020
Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar Nutritionist Recipe

A cake-like base with chunks of white chocolate chips and dried cranberries, topped with sweet cream cheese icing, and garnished with vibrant dried cranberries and white chocolate drizzle  – perfect for the holidays!

We received countless messages to bring the copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss bars back to the blog after having shared the recipe a few years ago!

These bars are a hit at  holiday get-together and potluck. While we won't be getting together with extended family, friends, and colleagues this year we hope you can still enjoy making (and eating!) these festive bars!


STARBUCKS CRANBERRY BLISS BARS

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INGREDIENTS

BASE

  • 2 cups (240g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup (130g) granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (130g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60g) butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (60g) egg whites 
  • 1/4 cup (unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 teaspoon (10mL) vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (80g) white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (40g) dried cranberries, chopped

FROSTING

  • 1 package (8 ounces) light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) vanilla extract

TOPPING

  • 1/4 cup (60g) white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 cup (40g) dried cranberries, chopped

DIRECTIONS 

BASE

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch non-stick baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and stir to blend.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk the sugars with the butter, egg whites, applesauce and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. If the batter looks more “crumbly” than smooth, add a small amount of milk or water to smoothie it out.
  5. Fold in the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
  6. Spread batter onto the baking pan using the back of a measuring cup to smooth evenly.
  7. Bake 10 - 14 minutes, until the edges are light brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

FROSTING

  1. in a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Evenly spread the frosting on the cooled base.

TOPPINGS

  1. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave and then drizzle it over the bars. 
  2. Sprinkle with dried cranberries.

FINISH

  1. When the chocolate sets, cut the bars 12 squares and then cut each square diagonally to create triangles for 24 total servings.
  2. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

F4 FORMULA

In our F4 Formula we teach you how to fuel your body and feed the soul through a variety of foods. Feeding the soul means recognizing how special foods can connect you to the people you love and the holiday traditions you cherish. If it serves you, we invite you to prepare these bars as a "soul nourishing" food to enjoy and share with your family and friends! We find this philosophy creates a balanced and trusting relationship with food that supports overall health and consistency! Our next F4 group program launches January 4th! You can learn more here.

 


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