Raise your hand if you've been to Starbucks and had their Cranberry Bliss Bar. Raise your hand if you LOOOOVE it. (I know you can't see me, but I'm raising BOTH of my hands.) Here's a version that will knock your socks off and make you never want to go to " * $" again and spend big money for the same thing you can make at home. You'll be the envy of all your friends...unless they are fans of SFFS too, and see this post and make it themselves. Whatever....just make it! You'll be SO glad you did!!
Cranberry Blissful Bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 ¼ cups light brown sugar, packed
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups flour
¾ cup Craisins
6 ounces white chocolate chips
Cream butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, ginger
and salt. Beat well. Gradually mix in flour until smooth. Mix ¾ cup
Craisins and white chocolate chips into the batter by hand. Pour batter
into a well-greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Spread batter evenly across
pan and bake for 35 – 40 minutes until light brown on the edges. Cool.
4 ounces cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
4 teaspoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup Craisins
Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla in a
medium bowl. Mix until smooth. Spread over cooled cake. Sprinkle the 1/4
cup Craisins over the frosted cake.
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons shortening
Mix powdered sugar, milk and shortening until smooth. Drizzle over frosted cake.
Cut cake into 8 rectangular slices then slice each one diagonally to make 16 bars.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!