Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars (copycat)

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Hi to all of Remodelaholics friends! I’m Ruthie from What’s Cooking with Ruthie.com. I love visiting with all of you each month and sharing tasty recipes!      Today… I’m sharing these mouth watering Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars they are so Beautiful and Delicious too!

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A few weeks ago Drew and I went out to Denver CO to visit my good friend, Emily and her cute family! While Em and I were out running around the city we stopped at Starbucks… AND fell head-over-heals in LOVE with their Cranberry Bliss Bars! Holy Cow. You’re in for an amazing treat!! True to my I-need-to-duplicate-that-at-home self…. I’ve come up with a very delicious version :)

 

Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars (copycat)

Dough:
1/2 C butter, softened 3 C flour
1 (8oz) neufatchel cream cheese
1 tsp baking soda
1 C sugar 1 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 C white chocolate chips
2 tsp vanilla
 3/4 C dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
Frosting:
1 (8oz) cream cheese (I used neufatchel cream cheese), softened  1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C white chocolate chips, melted
2 C powdered sugar
Toppings:
3/4 C dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/4 C white chocolate chips, melted
Instructions:
Dough: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray rimmed cookie sheet with cooking spray. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine butter and neufatchel. Add sugar and mix until light and fluffy (3 minutes). Add 1 egg at a time; mixing well. Add vanilla; mix in. In a medium mixing bowl sift together flour, baking soda, salt. Add dry ingredients to wet 1 C at a time; mixing just until incorporated. Hand stir in 3/4 C white chocolate chips and cranberries.
Evenly press dough into cookie sheet. Bake 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Set on rack to cool completely.
Frosting: In a medium mixing bowl whip cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla; mix. In a small microwave bowl melt chocolate chips for 20 seconds, stir, microwave 15 seconds, stir well. Add 1 C powdered sugar; mix. Drizzle in melted chocolate, mix well. Add remaining powdered sugar; mix until incorporated. Spread over cooled cookie sheet, evenly sprinkle cranberries. Melt remaining chocolate chips as directed above. Drizzle with a fork over cranberries. Let chocolate cool and Serve!
*if you want a more buttery tasting bar replace the 8 oz neufatchel cream cheese with 1/2 C butter! I like to make my recipes as skinny as possible while keeping amazing flavor but I think it would taste exactly like Starbucks with the full butter (and full calories :).
 
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Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars (copycat) is such a wonderful combination of Cranberries and White Chocolate nestled up together to make a festive Holiday treat!

 

While we’re thinking about fun Holiday recipes here are couple of others for you to enjoy!

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I Love Eggnog Cookies

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Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies

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Gram’s English Toffee

 

I love being a contributor here once a month… I just love Cassity and all of you too! Thanks so much for letting me share what I’ve cooking in my kitchen… come on over and visit me! I’d love to have you stop by at What’s Cooking with Ruthie anytime :) I hope each of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Love, Ruthie

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Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together. She is an interior designer, wife, and mother of two. She and Justin have remodeled three homes from top to bottom and are working on their fourth. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. Gloria R. says

    Cassity, Just wanted to say thank you for all the great ideas and recipes you share, May you and yours have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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