Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars
Forget about spending a fortune at Starbucks. Use this copycat Starbucks cranberry bliss bars recipe to make your own at home this year. Your wallet (and your waistline!) will thank you for it, believe me.
for the bars 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup brown sugar unpacked ¼ cup melted butter 1 egg white 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ⅓ cup white chocolate chips/chopped white chocolate 3 tablespoons chopped dried cranberries for the icing 4 oz /113g fat-free cream cheese at room temperature ¼ cup powdered sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons chopped dried cranberries + extra for decorating
for the bars Preheat the oven to 350F/175C and stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and both sugars in a medium-size bowl.
Pour in the melted butter and egg white and mix until a stiff and fairly sticky dough comes together.
Sprinkle over the white chocolate chips/chopped white chocolate and chopped cranberries. Stir them into the dough until they're evenly dispersed.
Press the cookie dough into the base of a 9" round cake tin and bake in the preheated oven for around 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove the cookie base from the oven and tip it out onto a wire baking tray. Leave to cool fully before spreading on the icing.
for the icing
In a small bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
When the cookie base is cool, spread over the icing, making sure you cover all the way to the edges.
Sprinkle on a few extra chopped dried cranberries for decoration then cut into 8 slices.