Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

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Serenity January 26, 2021
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How To Make Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars (Starbucks Copycat)

Just as good as Starbucks’s, these cranberry bliss bars is a 30-minute guiltless holiday treat, loaded with dried cranberries and smooth cream cheese.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2cupsall purpose flour,like Gold Medal
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • tspground cinnamon
  • cupgranulated sugar
  • cupbrown sugar,unpacked
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,melted
  • 2large egg whites
  • ¼cupunsweetened apple sauce
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • cupwhite chocolate chips,or chopped white chocolate
  • cupdried cranberries,chopped

For Frosting:

  • 8ozcream cheese,(⅓ less fat), softened
  • ½cuppowdered sugar
  • 2ozwhite baking chocolate,melted
  • cupdried cranberries,chopped
  • ½tspvanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly spray a 9×13-inch non-stick baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and stir to blend.

  3. In another bowl, whisk the sugars with the butter, egg whites, applesauce, and vanilla until light and fluffy.

  4. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two additions until the batter is very well blended. If the batter looks more crumbly than smooth, if needed, add just a drop of water at a time, until it smooths out.

  5. Fold in the white chocolate chips and ⅓ cup of cranberries.

  6. Spread the batter onto the baking pan using the back of a measuring cup to smooth evenly.

  7. Bake for about 10 to 14 minutes, until the edges are light brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Don’t overbake. Let it cool completely on the wire rack.

Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until well-blended.

  2. Frost the bars and sprinkle with remaining cranberries. Drizzle with the melted white chocolate*.

  3. When the chocolate sets, cut into 15 large squares or 5×3 cuts with the knife. Then, cut each square in half diagonally to create triangles.

  4. Serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • *To melt the chocolate, place in a microwave safe cup and heat 15 seconds; stir. Another 15 seconds; stir until the chocolate is melted.
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 150.80kcal
  • Fat: 6.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.79g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.29g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.56g
  • Fiber: 0.73g
  • Sugar: 14.03g
  • Protein: 2.07g
  • Cholesterol: 13.21mg
  • Sodium: 76.97mg
  • Calcium: 21.94mg
  • Potassium: 57.45mg
  • Iron: 0.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 40.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.46mg
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