I was browsing on Instagram and found this recipe for Cranberry Pistachio Bliss Bars which they say is similar to a Starbucks bar that is served. I had to make these since I love cranberries and always have tons on hand.
They are easy to make, I used my Kitchenmaid mixer with the paddle to cream the sugar and butter, then added the ingredients in the order given. These bars are a tiny bit salty-sweet depending on how many pistachios you use when garnishing the tops.
When it says chopped cranberries, I chopped them fine as when you go to cut through the bars large pieces hamper a clean cut.
For the icing and since I don’t like a super thick layer, I only made 1/2 the recipe for the icing, but you feel free to spread it on thick.
I love the addition of the pistachios, they give a different consistency and just the right texture flavor. I don’t think I have ever baked with them.
Tip: Before you make these be sure to line a 13×9 pan with foil or parchment leaving an overhang to lift out once bars are cool. Ingredients Instructions Notes You could cut these anyway you like, squares or bars large or small depending on how many you want.
You could cut these anyway you like, squares or bars large or small depending on how many you want.
Because you leave these bars in the pan to cool, they keep baking and I did and didn’t pay attention to these instructions on baking time, though they needed more time. I used a toothpick to check to make sure centers where a little on the dry side, wrong, should have taken them out when they were a little bit wet. I found the original recipe on “Cookies and Cups” and she has much better pictures than I do. Don’t you love trying new recipes?
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