Starbucks may have returned to white cups, but the Cranberry Bliss Bars live on! I get so excited every year when I think about these coming out. I am not one to venture into Starbucks more that 3 times a year, and generally those visits are only for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. But having worked at Starbucks many years ago, I still crave the Bliss Bars.
This year, I wanted to keep the actual bar part simple that way the tart dried cranberries and smooth cream cheese frosting would shine. I used a simple blondie recipe for the bar part and it worked perfectly.
If you still have any baking energy left, you must make these. Winter is not complete without them. Plus, your oven warms up the house 😉