White Chocolate Cranberry Blondie Bars

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Imagine sinking your teeth into a chewy and soft blondie filled with sweet dried cranberries and creamy white chocolate, all topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting, a drizzle of white chocolate, and more cranberries. It’s the perfect treat for this time of year!

White Chocolate Cranberry Blondie Bars

Course Dessert


**Blondie Dough:**

  • 1 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 to 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 to 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


  • Chopped dried cranberries for sprinkling
  • Melted white chocolate


  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • In another bowl, whisk together melted unsalted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula. The batter should be between a cake batter and cookie dough consistency, not too thick or too runny.
  • Stir in the orange zest, white chocolate chips, and dried cranberries.
  • Line a 9×9 or 9×13 pan with parchment paper (use 9×9 for thicker bars, 9×13 for thinner bars).
  • Spread the batter evenly in the pan.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, being careful not to overbake. Thinner bars will cook faster if using a 9×13 pan.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan to finish cooling to room temperature.
  • While it cools, make the cream cheese frosting by beating cream cheese, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until fluffy and smooth.
  • Frost the blondies to your liking and chill in the fridge until the frosting is set (optional but helpful for cutting).
  • Once set, cut the bars into squares and then diagonally into triangles.
  • Drizzle melted white chocolate on each triangle and sprinkle chopped cranberries on top.
  • Enjoy these delightful treats!

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