Popular Starbucks bars copycat – these Cranberry Bliss Bars are even better with the addition of coconut!
When it comes to cranberries and chocolate combo I have no strong will. Not a bit. I won’t even try to resist it. It’s a real mission impossible. And you know what? I don’t mind a bit!
Here is my defense.
This bar was made for me. Cranberries, white chocolate, coconut – all on a ooey gooey blondie base. My favorites – married together in a delightful bliss.
This is the definition of simple deliciousness. The word exists and this is the proof.
If anyone wants to ever prove to me their strong-willness, I will ask them to have a plate of Cranberry Bliss Bars with Coconut on a table in front of them. I will delightfully watch them sweat, pull their hair out and after 2 seconds – devour a piece like a starved animal. No strong will left.
The blondie base is truly ooey gooey. So soft it melts in your mouth. The combination of cranberries and white chocolate is not overwhelming but perfectly balanced. The cream cheese frosting is absolutely delicious! If you love white chocolate, you will love it! The addition of coconut does not make them too sweet. I happen to love coconut and I would put even more of it, but I figured 1/2 cup would be just fine. The combination of melted white chocolate and coconut oil makes a drizzle with a little crunch.
Pair with a cup of coffee and enjoy.
The recipe comes from a little recipe booklet from Taste of Home “Best Loved Cookies and Bars”. I know that Starbucks serves these bars during holiday season. All in all, their fame is deserved.
What is your favorite combination you can’t resist?