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White Chocolate Cranberry Crumb Bars

Festive crumb bars for the holidays: White Chocolate Cranberry Crumb Bars! So so good, you have to try them!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars
Servings: 9 bars
Calories: 379kcal
Author: Anna


!for the crust and topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted, cool to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1.5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

!for the filling:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate melted, cooled slightly
  • 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cranberry jam I used my Homemade Cranberry Jam


  • Prepare the 8" square pan: line pan with parchment paper of aluminum foil, grease the bottom and the sides of the foil. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • !to make the crust:
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk melted butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add flour, baking powder, soda and salt and mix with a wooden spoon until it forms a smooth dough.
  • Reserve 3/4 cup of the dough for topping.
  • Press the remaining dough into the bottom of your prepared pan.

!to make the filling:

  • Melt chocolate over a double boiler. Let cool slightly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream and sugar.
  • Add melted white chocolate in 3 parts, whisking well after each addition.
  • Add vanilla and egg and whisk well.
  • Add flour and whisk until combined.
  • Pour the filling over the crust.
  • Place tablespoons of cranberry jam over the filling, spreading gently.
  • Crumble the reserved topping in your hands and sprinkle over the jam.
  • Bake the bars for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown on top. It can slightly jiggle in the middle. The bars will set as they cool.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Let set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes if you want to have more even slices.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 135mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.3mg