Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar Recipe

Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar fans can now spend their money on lattes. These replica bars have a buttery, cranberry-studded blondie base and a plush, tangy cream cheese topping that balances the sweetness.

– ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted – 1 ¾ cups packed light brown sugar – 2 large egg – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon orange zest – 2 cups all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon baking powder – ½ teaspoon kosher salt – ¼ teaspoon ground ginger or cinnamon – ¾ cup white chocolate chip – ⅓ cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped – 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened – ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature – 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar – 1 teaspoon orange zest – ½ teaspoon kosher salt – ⅓ cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped – ¼ cup white chocolate chip – 1 teaspoon neutral oil



Heat the oven to 350 F. Parchment a 13x9-inch baking pan and set aside. Whisk butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl. 

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Add eggs, vanilla, and orange zest and whisk until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and ginger or cinnamon. Mix well. 

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Put evenly in pan. Bake for 22–24 minutes until golden brown; cool on a rack for 1 hour. 

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Butter and cream cheese should be smooth. Add confectioners' sugar, orange zest, and salt; beat on low to medium speed until creamy, 1–2 minutes. 

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Spoon topping over cooled bars and coat evenly. Add chopped cranberries. 

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In a small bowl, melt white chocolate and oil over a double boiler or in the microwave until smooth. 

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Let chill for 30 minutes until firm. Transfer bars to a cutting board and trim edges. 

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Cut each section in half. Cut each half diagonally into triangles. Serve chilled or room temperature.

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