White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies Recipe
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White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies Recipe

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“This recipe is often requested for wedding receptions,” says Erika Busz of Kent, Washington. “For a fancier presentation, cut the bars into triangle shapes and drizzle white chocolate over each one individually.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel, optional
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 blondie: 198 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter until melted; stir in brown sugar. Cool slightly.
  2. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; stir into butter mixture. Stir in cranberries and chopped chocolate (batter will be thick). Spread into a greased 13x9-in. pan.
  3. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake), 18-21 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. For frosting, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and, if desired, orange peel until smooth. Gradually beat in half of the melted white chocolate; spread over blondies. Sprinkle with cranberries; drizzle with remaining melted chocolate.
  5. Cut into triangles. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies in Taste of Home

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 260179
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

"These bars are fantastic! They are very sweet, but the cranberries offer a nice, tart bite just when you need it! I did think they had more of a shortbread cookie texture, rather than blondie though."

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 257325
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"These are soooo good. Made them for a Christmas gift for a neighbor. Received a call asking for the recipe!"

keely27 User ID: 4249986 240474
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"The tartness of the cranberries is a nice contrast to the very sweet chips and frosting"

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 240414
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"These were very good!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 239502
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"Best Blondie recipe I have ever tried! I left off the icing one time for less calories and it still tasted just as great. Very moist and full flavor."

chocolateformyfour User ID: 7643589 226779
Reviewed May. 23, 2015 Edited Dec. 28, 2015

"I added some orange flavoring. 1 1/2 teaspoons of Watkins pure orange extract and a bit more in the icing. Super good. They were gobbled up before anything else and people were swooning over them!"

klandrews84 User ID: 7066576 215492
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Usee real cranberries and white chocolate chip. Wow. Amazing"

lnazzo User ID: 7351185 214981
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"Absolutely delicious! Only change was to omit the orange peel. Will definitely make again!"

Jogeng09 User ID: 7370803 209321
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"We could not stop eating these! I followed the recipe exactly, no changes needed. They are very rich, so I did cut them a little smaller and got more than 30 servings. Will definitely be making these again and again."

deeds678 User ID: 7150724 209320
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"Running late, I brought them to my work Christmas party without even having cut them yet, much less try one... I added 1/2 C coconut to both Blondie and frosting, omitted orange peel. They were a HUGE hit, coworkers that were still on the clock were sneaking into the party to try them as they were hearing about them inside! They were gone so fast, I only got try the little piece left in my pan that had fallen apart when I was cutting it. And thank god for that! The second time I tried to make this I was again, running late, and decided I had to ditch the frosting, so instead I chopped a bunch of random candy bars I had and mixed in before baking- just as big of a hit, and no one knew that wasn't the intention, or even that it was the same recipe, for those that had seen the 1st batch. My all time favorite Blondie recipe. And easy, I don't even bother with the mixer."

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