Cranberry Bliss Bars
Cranberry bliss bars are delicious! Serve these rich delightful treats with a good cup of coffee.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 (5 ounce) bag sweetened dried cranberries
1 (12 ounce) bag white chocolate chips, divided
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 8" x 8" pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
Melt the butter in the microwave.
In a large mixing bowl, add the melted butter, brown and white sugars and beat with an electric mixer.
Incorporate the eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Add the salt, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and mix until just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX OR THE BARS WILL BE TOUGH.
Fold in 3/4 cup cranberries and 3/4 cup white chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 25 - 27 minutes and place on a cooling rake
Using a saucepan or double boiler melt the remaining white chocolate; set aside
Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and the orange juice in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until combined.
Incorporate the melted white chocolate into the cream cheese mixture and beat until combined.
Frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with remaining cranberries.
Cover and refrigerate for 6 - 8 hours. DO NOT REMOVE FROM BAKING DISH OR SLICE BARS UNTIL REFRIGERATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
Slice bars and serve.