Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars - copy of the original Cranberry Bliss Bar, it has a blondie cake base filled with white chocolate and craisins, then topped with cream cheese frosting, more cranberries and white chocolate.
Preheat oven to 350°F with the rack in the middle. Line a 12x16 inch baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
Cream together 1¼ cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp salt & 1½ sticks butter. Add 3 eggs & 1½ tsp vanilla extract, one egg at a time creaming the mixture in between. Add 2 Tbsp grated ginger, 1½ cup flour & ½ tsp baking powder and stir everything together. Add Craisins & white chocolate and fold them in. Using wet hands or wet spatula spread the batter evenly in a 12x16 inch baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes until the middle is baked through. Do not overbake or the bars will be very dry. Allow cooling.
Add 4 oz cream cheese, 1½ cups powdered sugar, 4 tsp lemon juice, ¼ tsp orange extract & 1 tsp vanilla extract to a bowl of a mixer. Using a beater or a whip attachment beat/whip everything together until creamy, about 4-5 minutes.
Place the white chocolate in a cup and microwave for about 40-50 seconds in 7-8 increments stirring with a spoon in between, until it just starts to melt. Continue stirring until all chocolate is melted. Transfer it to a ziplock bag and twist the end around the chocolate. When ready to drizzle, snip the end with scissors.
Spread the frosting over the cooled down crust. Sprinkle the craisins on top. Drizzle melted white chocolate on top. Allow the bars to set until the top of the cream cheese frosting is not sticky to the touch, about 2 hours. This will make it easier to cut the bars
Trim the ends of the bars, for even edges. Cut the bars into squares, then cut the squares diagonally into triangles.
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