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Cranberry Blondie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Cranberry Blondie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

1 Hr(s) 30 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
1 Hr(s) 10 Min(s) Cook
Blondies DO have more fun. And a thick coat of white chocolate cream cheese frosting and a pretty sprinkle of cranberries equals a lot of fun—and flavor!
What You Need
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S White Chocolate, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 egg s
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
Line 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray with cooking spray. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Break 6 oz. chocolate into small pieces; place in large microwaveable bowl. Add butter. Microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until butter is melted; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Add granulated sugar; mix well. Blend in eggs. Add flour mixture; mix well.
3
Pour into prepared pan.
4
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely.
5
Melt remaining chocolate as directed on package. Beat cream cheese in small bowl with mixer until creamy. Blend in chocolate. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing well after each addition.
6
Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan; discard foil. Frost dessert with cream cheese mixture; top with cranberries.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
Balance out your food choices throughout the day so you can have one of these special occasion treats.
Tip 2
Note
This recipe can easily be doubled. Prepare batter as directed, doubling all ingredients and baking in foil-lined 13x9-inch pan 40 to 45 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. Cool completely. Prepare frosting and spread onto dessert as directed, doubling all ingredients. Makes 32 servings.
Tip 3
How to Store
Keep frosted dessert refrigerated.
Nutrition
Calories
230
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
13%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
13%
Sodium 160mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
11%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 25g
50%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
16 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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