Project Description

Cinnamon orange flavored bars bursting with fresh cranberries and white chocolate chips, the perfect holiday treat!

I remember the first time I tried the real Cranberry Bliss Bars from Starbucks.

I was on my way to go Christmas shopping with a few friends, we stopped at Starbucks and one of them decided it was a good idea to order AN ENTIRE box of these bars, not just one bar, but the whole thing! I had never had them but I knew I would love them, I love anything with cranberries and I especially love anything with cream cheese frosting and of course, sugar…the evil addicting ingredient.

I had one bite and it was over, I knew I’d be eating the whole bar (not box) and badly want more after. I refrained but I thought of them ever since, so here I am with a healthier version of these addicting bars!

They have a bright orange flavor with the perfect pop from the tart cranberries but it’s all evened out with sweet white chocolate, balance right?

I made mine gluten-free but this recipe is pretty flexible to use whatever you have already, but please feel free to reach out with questions on flours!

I hope you try these bars out, it’s so worth it!

Happy Holidays xx

Healthified Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

Full Recipe

  • MAKES: 6 bars
  • TOTAL TIME: 30
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

  • 1/4 cup almond butter (or more coconut oil)

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1 egg, or flax egg

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • zest from 1 orange

  • 1 cup almond flour**

  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup frozen or fresh cranberries

  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips, divided

  • 3 tbs dried cranberries, finely chopped

  • ** all-purpose flour or all-purpose gluten free would work great too. I think oat flour would also work but try with a little less than a cup if you do.

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 325F and line a cake pan with parchment paper. An 8×8 pan will work too!

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut oil, almond butter, syrup, egg, vanilla, and orange zest until smooth.

  • Add in the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon then stir to combine. Drop-in cranberries and 1/2 of the chocolate chips and further combine just until evened out.

  • Press dough into the cake pan to even out, it will be thick and almost like a cookie dough.

  • Bake for 20 minutes for until the edges are just brown.

  • Remove from oven and let cool completely.

  • When cool, melt the rest of the white chocolate chips in a small saucepan or the microwave for 20-second increments. Use a spoon to drizzle melted chocolate over bars. I did this after I cut them into 6 triangles. If you’re even more prepared, you’ll have a piping bag or a more clean way to drizzle the chocolate over the bars, but you could also pour it all over and spread over the whole thing if you want!

  • Sprinkle over the chopped dried cranberries and enjoy!!