White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies Recipe
- 3/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
- 2 Eggland's Best 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
- In a microwave, melt butter; stir in brown sugar. Transfer to a large bowl; cool to room temperature. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to butter mixture. Stir in cranberries and chopped chocolate (batter will be thick).
- Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 18-21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
- For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and orange peel if desired until blended. Gradually add half of the melted white chocolate; beat until blended. Frost brownies. Sprinkle with cranberries. Drizzle with remaining melted white chocolate. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
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This recipe is amazing! The blondie is nice and soft and the cranberry and white chocolate really pop in them. The frosting puts them over the top. Would be good without frosting, too. I did not have white baking chocolate the second time I made these, so I used regular white chocolate chips. Worked the same and tasted good.
I've made this twice now and it is a HUGE hit. I keep forgetting to use unsalted butter so mine have come out a tad salty. This is a great recipe but I have found that a 1/2 cup of chopped cranberries on top isn't enough, so I use more. Keep extra white chocolate on hand if this is your first time melting - I burned mine the first go-around. Enjoy!
I know before I make it, it will be delicious since its been compared to the Cranberry Bliss Bar from Starbucks. My question....I just moved from sea level to 6200 ft. How should I adjust this recipe due to the elevation. I ammaking this for a cookie exchange this ciming weekend. Thank you in advance.
These are just like Starbuck's cranberry bliss bars(i'd argue, even better!). I highly recommend using the orange zest in the frosting, it adds another dimension of flavor and cuts the sweetness of the white chocolate. It was a wonderful addition to the Thanksgiving desserts at our house!
I want to make these, but cannot have cranberries due to medication interactions...can anyone recommend an alternative... maybe cherries? Not a big apricot fan, so that wouldn't work.
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