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  • Writer's pictureJenn Clayton

Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars

Starbucks ain't got nothin' on these bars!!! SOOOO absolutely delicious!!

Half the calories and fat of the Starbucks version AND a quarter of the points- these are MUST makes!!!

Full recipe in video below!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, unpacked

  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped

For the Frosting:

  • 8 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate, melted

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch non-stick baking pan with cooking spray.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and stir to blend.

  • In another bowl, whisk the sugars with the butter, egg whites, applesauce and vanilla until light and fluffy.

  • Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two additions until the batter is very well blended. If the batter looks more “crumbly” than smooth, add just a drop of water at a time (ONLY if needed) until it smooths out.

  • Fold in white chocolate chips and 1/3 cup cranberries. Spread batter onto the baking pan using the back of a measuring cup to smooth evenly.

  • Bake 10 - 14 minutes, until the edges are light brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Don't over-bake or your bars will be dry. Let it cool completely on wire rack.

  • Meanwhile, prepare the frosting; in a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until well-blended. Frost bars and sprinkle with remaining cranberries. Drizzle with the melted white chocolate.

  • To melt the chocolate, place in a microwave safe cup and heat 15 seconds; stir. Another 15 seconds; stir until the chocolate is melted.

  • When the chocolate sets, cut into 15 large squares (5 cuts by 3 cuts with the knife). Then cut each square in half diagonally to create triangles. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

30 Bars:

7sp (all plans)

143 Calories

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