Clone of a Cranberry Bliss Bar Recipe -
Clone of a Cranberry Bliss Bar Recipe
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Clone of a Cranberry Bliss Bar
Bliss out on these sweet holiday treats—they're just like the real deal. See more
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Clone of a Cranberry Bliss Bar

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"These festive and delicious bars taste just like the real deal!"

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Original recipe makes 16 bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    7 hrs


  1. Beat 3 cups confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until frosting is smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate while preparing cake.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. Beat brown sugar and butter together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until smooth; beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until smooth. Stir 2 tablespoons ginger, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and salt into brown sugar-butter mixture until incorporated.
  4. Beat flour and baking powder into brown sugar-butter mixture until batter is smooth; fold in 3/4 cup dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cake is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool cake completely, 4 hours to overnight. Remove frosting from refrigerator 1 hour before frosting the cake.
  6. Spread frosting evenly over cake; sprinkle with 1/4 cup dried cranberries and 2 tablespoons ginger.
  7. Whisk 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and cream together in a bowl until smooth; drizzle over frosted cake. Cover cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  8. Cut cake in half lengthwise and each half into 8 equal rectangles. Cut each rectangle in half diagonally, creating 16 triangle-shaped bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 09, 2013

Delicious! Just like the ones at Starbucks, but better!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 17, 2013

Making this recipe as stated (except for the Icing which I thought was just toooo much sugar), I was very disappointed that the cranberry and ginger flavors were hidden by the overpoweringly sweet taste from the white chocolate chips and the frosting. I though with the lemon juice added to the frosting, it would cut a bit of the sweet taste, but all it did was give it an interesting "tang" that really didn't sit well with the cream cheese. I made these for family get together for Christmas. I'll take them because I know there are some there with an extremely sweet tooth, but I won't be making them again. Never having tasted the original they these were made to taste like, I can't tell you how close the taste is. If I do make it again, I will leave off the frosting and not put the chips in either. Will probably drizzle a lemon juice/powdered sugar icing over the top, but nothing else.


12 Ratings

Nov 23, 2013

These are delicious but do not resemble the cranberry bliss bars in Vancouver Canada.

Dec 23, 2013

I made this for our Christmas gathering and my family also found this recipe way too sweet, except for the younger children. I probably will not make this recipe again. If I do I will decrease the sugar in the cake by a quarter cup and the powdered sugar in the frosting by half as it was not spreadable and far too sweet. I would not use the final drizzle at all.

Dec 16, 2013

This is a good recipe. I gave it 4 stars because the icing on top made it too sweet. I'll drop it next time I make this and I'll add one more tablespoon of lemon juice in the frosting to make it a little sour. Over all I really enjoyed this recipe.

Jan 03, 2014

This is a really sweet treat, but if you have had the one from Starbucks, this one should be no surprise. I would recommend cutting differently so that you get several small bites, rather than bars. Makes a great holiday treat to give away!

Feb 26, 2015

This recipe is great - they taste just like the ones at Starbucks! The best part is you can make them anytime of year to enjoy - not just Christmastime. I didn't find them to be too sweet, but then I have quite a sweet tooth. I skipped the drizzle over the top. Do not skip the candied ginger - it gives these bars great flavor.

Jan 23, 2015

Very good everyone loves,,,,but it is work


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  • Calories
  • 414 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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