White Chocolate Cranberry Blondie Bars

"I created this recipe from scratch and was inspired by a bar I had a Starbucks. The one at Starbucks is lighter, similar to cake or a light brownie, this one has a cookie base. I chop the cranberries roughly if they are the larger dried ones. Posting here so my sisters can access it. Enjoy! **When melting the chips, I put them in a plastic bag and microwave for 30 seconds, squish them a bit, and then microwave again for 10 or so more seconds until fully melted (but be very careful not to overcook). Then snip a tiny piece of the corner to pipe in a small stream."
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Ready In:
1 pan




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla, and eggs. Gradually add flour, baking powder, and salt to the mixture. Fold in the remaining chips into the batter (reserve 1/3 cup white chips for topping). Fold in 1 cup cranberries (reserve 1/2 cup for topping). Spread the batter evenly into a 9x13 inch pan.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool.
  • Prepare the frosting. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, cream cheese and Grand Marnier or vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, add half the powdered sugar, mix well and then add the rest and mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Frost the bars. Then sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cranberries.
  • Melt the remaining chips and pipe in a small stream over the top.

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  1. I love making this recipe. It is easy and full of flavor....everyone who tries it loves it....yummy!!!!!It will be a big hit where ever you take it....


A native Washingtonian, I was raised in rural Eastern WA. I met my husband on a blind date and decided to make my home in the Puget Sound area (Western WA) been here 30+ yrs. I work fulltime at a company that makes commercial airplanes. The combination of city and country life has resulted in a diverse menu at our house. Both of our daughters enjoy cooking and are usually on each side of me at the kitchen counter.
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