Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars

Merry Christmas Eve! I hope your Christmas Eve is full of Christmas lights, The Holiday, and these Cranberry Bliss Bars. These are easy to make and honestly, I feel like they’re better than the real thing. But I haven’t done a side-by-side taste test. That needs to happen.

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Anyway, why are these skinny, you ask? Because. They have applesauce in them! They’re so moist and delicious. Seriously.

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I brought these to a holiday party and they were a hit. Guys, they are GOOD. The applesauce – you can’t taste it but it makes them so dense and moist. 

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Today is rainy and dreary and perfect baking weather. So turn the Christmas tree lights on, light some candles, make some coffee, and bake these bad boys up. Your family will thank you.

Skinny Cranberry Bliss Bars
From Skinny Taste

Bar Ingredients:
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
2/3 c sugar
2/3 c brown sugar, loosely packed
1/4 c melted unsalted butter
2 large egg whites
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 c white chocolate chips
1/3 c dried cranberries

Frosting Ingredients:
8oz low-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 c powdered sugar
1/4 c dark chocolate chips, melted
1/3 c dried cranberries
1/2 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9×13 baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the sugars with butter, egg whites, applesauce, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
4. Combine dry ingredients into wet ingredients until the batter is smooth and blended.
5. Fold in white chocolate chips and cranberries, and spread batter onto pan using the back of a measuring cup to smooth evenly.
6. Bake 10-14 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle.
7. For the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Frost the bars once they are cool, sprinkle with cranberries, and drizzle dark chocolate on top.

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