Cranberry Blondies

Whipped cream adds extra sweetness to these scrumptious bars that combine white chocolate, cranberries, and cinnamon.

Cranberry Blondies
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 bars

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped white chocolate

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

  • 1 recipe Cinnamon Whipped Cream (optional)

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 11x7x1-1/2-inch or a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil; coat foil with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In large mixing bowl beat butter with wire whisk or electric mixer until softened. Whisk or beat in sugars, baking powder, soda, and salt. Whisk or beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. With whisk, or with electric mixer on low speed, beat in flour. Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate. Spread butter in prepared pan. Sprinkle with fresh cranberries; press in lightly with a spatula. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.

  3. Cool on wire rack 1 hour. Lift with foil to remove from pan. Cut into bars. Serve with Cinnamon Whipped Cream. Makes 12 bars.

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

  1. In a chilled medium mixing bowl combine whipping cream and ground cinnamon; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
11g Fat
35g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 90mg 2%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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