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Starbucks Can’t Touch our Cranberry Squares with White Chocolate Frosting


Starbucks Can’t Touch our Cranberry Squares with White Chocolate Frosting – It’s a holiday favorite, but satisfying any time of the year. My son didn’t think he would like these, but said they were GREAT and he ate the whole thing. Teen tested, Food And Travel Nation approved. Here’s how to make White Chocolate Cranberry Squares that are better than the seasonal cranberry bars at Starbucks.

INGREDIENTS Starbucks Can’t Touch our Cranberry Squares with White Chocolate Frosting

1 softened stick of butter

1 cup palm sugar

2 large eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup King Arthur All Purpose Flour

1 tsp baking powder

pinch pink salt

pinch of cinnamon

4 oz chopped white chocolate

1/2 cup dried cranberries


8 oz softened cream cheese

2 oz melted white chocolate

1 cup sifted powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350F

On low, using paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes.

Add eggs and vanilla.

Whisk dry ingredients together and slowly add to mixer.

Spray a 8 inch or 9 inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

Add batter. Spread evenly.

Bake for about 20-22 minutes, until like a soft cookie and test that toothpick comes out clean.

Set aside to cool and make frosting.


In another bowl with paddle attachment on mixer, slowly mix the softened cream cheese until smooth.

Sift powdered sugar and add slowly on low speed.

Melt the white chocolate over double boiler or in 15 second increments in microwave, stirring until just melted, do not burn. Mix in the cranberries.

Add chocolate and cranberries to mixer. Mix for 1-2 minutes. Spread over cooled cookie base.

Freeze to chill for 1 hour, then take out about 15 minutes before cutting into squares. This helps set the batter without adding too much flour.

Enjoy! If you like that, you’ll like this Italian holiday Cream Cake.




About Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food And Travel Nation has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on and on stations around the country.

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