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Cranberry Bliss Bars on a green plate

Cranberry Bliss Bars-Starbuck's Copycat

Our Cranberry Bliss Bars (Starbuck's copycat) are even better than any you can buy. Tender buttery bars, cream cheese frosting topped with Cranberries!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cranberry Bliss Bars, Cranberry Bliss Bars Recipe, Cranberry Bliss Bars-Starbuck's Copycat, How Do I Make Cranberry Bliss Bars, How To Make Cranberry Bliss Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 1164kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 1 Cup Butter Very Soft
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Ground Ginger
  • 3/4 Cup Craisins
  • 1 Cup Lindt White Chocolate Coarsely Chopped


  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese Softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter Softened
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  • 1 10 Ounce Bag White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tablespoon White Crisco

Topping: *see note below

  • 1/3 Cup Craisins Coarsely Chopped
  • 1 Cup Lindt White Chocolate Coarsely Chopped
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Freshly Grated Orange Zest


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 10x15 by lining it with aluminum foil with 2 inches extending over each end. Spray with non-stick spray.
  • MAKE BARS: With an electric mixer, beat together softened butter and sugars 3-5 minutes until light;  blend in eggs and vanilla extract until just combined. Add the flour, baking powder, and ginger and beat briefly. Add the cranberries and chopped white chocolate, stirring just until incorporated.
  • Spread thick batter in prepared 10x15 pan. Bake 350 for 20-24 minutes until light brown at edges and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Don't overbake or your bars will be dry. Let it cool completely.
  • MAKE FROSTING: Blend cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and beat until frosting is fluffy and spreadable (adding 1 t. milk if needed). Spread evenly over COOLED bars.
  • PREPARE GARNISH: Use a zester to remove rind from an orange; sprinkle zest over frosted bars. Chop 1/3 cup Craisins coarsely; sprinkle over frosted bars.


  • Pour white chocolate in a bowl set over simmering water. When chocolate is melted, add Crisco and stir until completely combined. If chocolate isn't thin enough add more Crisco, a teaspoon at a time until you reach desired consistency. Use a fork or whisk to drizzle the white chocolate diagonally across the bars.
  • Allow one hour for the white chocolate to set before cutting. **To make signature Starbuck triangles, cut into 20 large squares (5 cuts by 4 cuts with the knife). Then cut each square in half diagonally to create triangles. Use a fork or whisk to drizzle the white chocolate diagonally across the bars.
  • *Note-My family loves things Super Sweet and they're crazy for the drizzle. I think many people might prefer these already sweet bars with half the amount of drizzle !


Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 1164kcal | Carbohydrates: 162g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 134g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 2.3mg