Introduction: Cranberry Bliss Bars

Here's a recipe I adapted using a cake mix. It is my attempt to replicate the bars sold at Starbucks during the Holidays. They are very rich and full of flavor, perfect for a Holiday party at work or to make for dessert at home.

Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies

For this recipe you will need a 9" x 13" baking pan, large mixing bowl an hand mixer.

Ingredients:

Spice cake mix

3 eggs

1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 sticks butter

juice of 1 orange

1/2 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)

1/2 bag white chocolate chips

1 cup chopped pecans

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Frosting:

1 package cream cheese

4 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

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Topping:


1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 bag white chocolate chips, melted

Step 2: Cake Batter

Mix together the cake mix, 3 eggs, 2 sticks of butter (softened) and can of sweetened condensed milk.

Add the juice of 1 orange. Mix with electric mixer for 2 minutes on low.

Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1/2 bag of white chocolate chips.

Blend well.

Step 3: Bake

Pour batter into a 9" x 13" cake pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.

Allow to cool for 1 hour before frosting.

Step 4: Frosting

Mix together the cream cheese and 4 cups powdered sugar. add vanilla.

Frost cake.

Step 5: Topping

sprinkle 1/2 cup dried cranberries over frosting.

Melt 1/2 bag white chocolate chips in microwave for 15 seconds. Stir.

Repeat one or 2 more times until chips are melted.

Drizzle over dried cranberries.

Allow the white chocolate to set, about 20 minutes.

Cut into 16 pieces and serve.

Enjoy!

Comments

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skingsmill made it!(author)2015-12-23

I used to work at Starbucks, and when these came around for the year I would eat way too many of them. They have to be one of the best desserts out there. This recipe looks really promising and pretty simple too. I can't wait to try it!

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katvanlew made it!(author)2015-12-24

I think if you bake them in a 12" x 16" jelly roll pan & bake them for 25-30 min they would be more like the ones at Starbucks, but I didn't have a jelly roll pan. :-(

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

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