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White Chocolate Cranberry Bars

White chocolate and cranberries team up together in these sweet and tart bars to make a favorite Christmas dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bars, cranberry, white chocolate
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 28 squares
Author Amy


Wet ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a dash of nutmeg optional
  • a dash of cloves optional
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Top with:

  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips melted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  1. Directions on how to make White Chocolate Cranberry Bars
  2. Melt butter over the stove or in the microwave.
  3. Add in the brown sugar and stir. Let the mixture cool.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla with the cooled brown sugar and butter mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and spices. I love adding additional spices to all my dishes during the fall. Add your favorites to create your perfect dish.
  6. Now gradually add the dry ingredients to the brown sugar butter mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Fold in cranberries and chocolate (batter will be thick)
  8. 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.
  9. For topping: in a bowl, melt the white chocolate chips over a double broiler or in the microwave. Once melted, drizzle the white chocolate over the top of the white chocolate cranberry Blondie bars.  Lastly sprinkle with cranberries. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
  10. Yields 14 large bars or 28 squares

Recipe Notes

Yields 14 large bars or 28 squares