Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar Recipe • Food Folks and Fun (2024)

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These Cranberry Bliss Bars are perfect for the holidays. They’re quick and easy to make and taste, just like Starbucks!

Cranberry Bliss Bars are a must-have every holiday season that you can now make yourself and have money left over for some stocking stuffers. These bars cost $7.66 to make, which is just $0.64 per serving. You’d easily pay five times that amount at Starbucks!

A few of my other favorite cranberry must-have recipes include my Cranberry Fluff Salad, Cranberry Chicken Salad with Pecans, and Thanksgiving Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette.

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  • This Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar Recipe tastes just like the real deal!
  • Cranberry Bliss Bar Variations
  • Cranberry Bliss Bar Starbucks FAQs
    • Cranberry Bliss Bar Tools:
    • More Copycat Recipes :

This Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar Recipe tastes just like the real deal!

Today I’m sharing a copycat recipe for Starbuck’s Cranberry Bliss Bars. They taste just like the ones you get from Starbucks, PLUS they’re super quick and easy to make!

I love treating myself to a Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar, but they’re a little pricey. However, for the price of 3 bars from Starbucks, I can make an entire batch of bars for myself and, of course, for sharing!

My family loves these, and they’re great for a winter lunchbox treat, winter bake sales, and of course, for parties! I also love cutting these into smaller squares and adding them to holiday cookie trays.

Cranberry Bliss Bar Recipe Ingredients & Cost

Per Serving Cost: $0.64

Recipe Cost: $7.66

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour – $0.43
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder – $0.21
  • ¼ teaspoon salt – $0.01
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon – $0.01
  • ¾ cup salted butter – $1.20
  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar – $0.66
  • 2 large eggs – $0.20
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – $0.31
  • ½ cup dried cranberries – $0.66
  • 1 brick of cream cheese – $1.96
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips – $1.49
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange zest – $0.23
  • 1 cup powdered sugar – $0.29

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.

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How to make Cranberry Bliss Bars

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a 13×9-inch baking dish.
  2. Next, in one bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix the butter and sugar, then beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the cream mixture.
  4. Stir in the cranberries and chopped chocolate.
  5. Next, spread the batter into the pan and bake for 18-21 minutes.
  6. While the blondie layer cools, make the frosting and prep the melted white chocolate topping.
  7. Spread the frosting over the brownies and top with cranberries and melted white chocolate.
  8. Finally, cut the brownies and serve.

***Make sure you check out the recipe video in the recipe card below!

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Cranberry Bliss Bar Variations

  • This recipe makes 12 large bars. You can cut them into smaller bars to serve 24 people.
  • Sometimes I add 1 cup of toasted pecans to the cookie layer.

Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar Storage

SERVE: You can keep these cranberry bliss bars bars at room temperature for about 2-3 hours before they need to be covered and refrigerated.

STORE:These bars will keep, chilled and in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

FREEZE:This cranberry bliss bar recipe freezes nicely. Place the bars in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to six weeks.

Cranberry Bliss Bar Starbucks FAQs

Are cranberry bliss bars seasonal?

Cranberry bars are known as a seasonal dessert because of the cranberries, which are a winter fruit. Cranberry dishes and desserts are very popular to serve during the holiday months. However, you can technically serve this year-round because the recipe calls for dried cranberries and not fresh.

How long do cranberry bliss bars last?

These bars will keep chilled and in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars?

You can freeze these bars for up to six weeks. Store them in an airtight container in the freezer.

Do you need to refrigerate cranberry bliss bar?

Yes, it would be best if you refrigerated cranberry bliss bars. This is because they contain cream cheese frosting, a dairy product. Dairy products need to be refrigerated to prevent spoilage.

Does the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss bar have nuts?

The Cranberry Bliss bar may contain nuts, depending on the location. It is always best to check with the barista to confirm the ingredients before ordering.

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Cranberry Bliss Bar Tools:

  • 9×13-inch pan
  • mixing bowl
  • handheld mixer
  • whisk
  • wire rack

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Cranberry Bliss Bar

Author a Food, Folks and Fun original!

Recipe Cost $ $7.66

Serving Cost $ $0.64

Prep Time 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes minutes

Total Time 2 hours hours 40 minutes minutes

12 people

TheseCranberry Bliss Barsare perfect for the holidays. They're quick and easy to make and taste, just like Starbucks!

Equipment

  • 9×13-inch pan

  • mixing bowl

  • handheld mixer

  • whisk

  • wire rack

Ingredients

FOR THE COOKIE LAYER:

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup salted butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

FOR THE FROSTING AND TOPPING:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips melted
  • ½ cup dried cranberries roughly chopped

Instructions

MAKE BLONDIES:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13×9-inch baking dish with foil, leaving a foil overhang on either side for handles. Spray foil with nonstick spray.

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.

  • In a large bowl whisk together the butter and sugar and let the mixture cool to room temperature. Then, use an electric mixer to beat in the eggs and vanilla.

  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix together until combined and no flour streaks appear.

  • Stir in the cranberries and white chocolate chips (the batter will be thick).

  • Spread the blondie batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 18-21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not over-bake). Cool completely on a wire rack, about 2 hours.

MAKE FROSTING

  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, orange zest, and powdered sugar until well-blended. Gradually add half of the melted white chocolate; beat until blended.

FROST AND ADD TOPPINGS:

  • Frost brownies. Sprinkle with cranberries. Drizzle with remaining melted white chocolate.

FINISHED AND SERVE:

  • Use the foil handles to release the bars from the pan. Cut bars into your desired shape; squares or triangles. Store, covered, in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Video

Notes

This recipe makes 12 really big bars. Feel free to cut them in half to make 24 bars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 662IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg

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This Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar recipe first appeared on FFF on December 7, 2014. I have since updated the photos and added a recipe video.

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