Friday, December 9, 2011

Cranberry Bliss Bars

My sista, Rebecca, forwarded this recipe to me last week. June and I finally had the chance to try it out yesterday and it did not disappoint.

Cranberry Bliss Bars





1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
1&1/4 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1&1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1&1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
6 ounces white chocolate chips

4 ounces cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped

Drizzle Icing:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1-2 tablespoons milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan. In a medium bowl cream butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, ginger, and salt, mix well. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in cranberries and chocolate. Pour batter in greased pan, spread evenly. Bake 30-40 minutes until edges are light brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice until completely smooth. Spread on cake. Sprinkle with cranberries.

Drizzle Icing:
Whisk 1 tablespoon milk, powdered sugar, and shortening. Gradually add more milk until thick but drizzly (closer to 2 tablespoons). Put icing in a Ziploc bag and snip off a tiny bit of the corner. Drizzle in zigzags.

Cut and enjoy!

(source: What Megan's Making)

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SarahinSC said...

The look delish! Love your photography! I'm your newest follower.


Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I knew you would make me drool when you said you were spending time with June in the kitchen! You have a gift for making food jump out of the screen so beautifully

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

They look delicious.

Tricia said...

Mmmm...those do look like bliss.

Branson said...

These sound amazing, and your photos are absolutely lovely!!

Aimee and Cary said...

Love these- I made them last year and mine didn't come out so well but I used a different recipe; need to try these!
I love your photography- I need to learn more and am looking to take a class this spring! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sis said...

these look amazing! I cant wait to try them!!!


Robin said...

Yummy! Thanks for posting. I'm been looking for something new and exciting to add to my holiday baking.

Pieni Lintu said...

Looks so delicious! :)

You have such a lovely blog, I'm staying!!! ;)