Cranberry Bliss Bars {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Yield: 8
 
A healthier version of the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar. Its gluten-free, and could be made dairy-free.
Ingredients
For the bars
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white (I used 2 Tbsp carton kind)
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted but not hot (or vegan margarine or perhaps even coconut oil )
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce (I used 1 snack pack)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp dried cranberries (I used Reduced Sugar Craisins)
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • ½ cup almond flour (or almond meal)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 8 packets stevia (or ⅓ cup no calorie sweetener of choice) * could also use raw brown sugar, honey etc. Nutrition will change
  • 1 (1 oz) square Bakers white chocolate, chopped (or 1 oz of white chocolate chips) * not sure if dairy-free white chocolate chips are available, but you could always use dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp baking powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp baking soda (optional)
For the icing
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In your large mixing bowl or stand mixer (with paddle attachment), mix together the egg, egg white, applesauce, vanilla, stevia and melted butter. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Add in the oat flour, almond flour, and the baking powder and baking soda if you choose to use it. Mix until blended.
  4. Stir in the 3 Tbsp of cranberries and chopped white chocolate by hand.
  5. Pour batter into an 8x8 baking dish. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes until batter is set and it starts to brown around the edges.
  6. Allow to cool in pan. Cut in half lengthwise, and half width wise. You'll be left with 4 big squares. Cut the squares on a diagonal to make triangles.
  7. Meanwhile mix together all the icing ingredients. Spread a thin layer on the cooled bars, and sprinkle with chopped dried cranberries. If you have any icing left over, thin it with a touch of milk and drizzle remaining over them with a fork.
  8. Store in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer.
Notes
*Compared to Starbucks Calories: 340 Fat: 19 g Carbs: 39 g Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 28 g Sodium: 190 mg Protein: 3 g
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 bar with icing Calories: 174 Fat: 8.7 g Carbs: 23 g Sugar: 13 g Sodium: 123 mg Fiber: 3.3 g Protein: 4 g
Recipe by Busy But Healthy at http://www.busybuthealthy.com/cranberry-bliss-bars-healthier-starbucks-copycat/