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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:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 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


  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Originally published as White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies in Taste of Home

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Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"I added some orange flavoring and a bit of orange zest. super good. They were gobbled up."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

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

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

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

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."

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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