Keto Cranberry Bliss Bars (Starbucks Copycat)

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bars

These keto cranberry bliss bars are so close to the Starbucks original that you won’t be able to tell the difference.   This low carb copy cat Starbucks bliss bar recipe is simply to. die. for!

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

Starbucks cranberry bliss bars are one of my absolute favorite treats, so when I finally found that ideal mix of flavours… I was thrilled to say the least!  Today I am so excited to share with you the perfect combination of cranberry and orange zest all wrapped up in one delicious low carb dessert.

If you are a Starbucks addict, like I am, then you might also want to check out my Starbuck Keto Hot Drink Order and Starbucks Keto Cold Drink Order too.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

These bars are rich, sweet and decadent… just like the original, if I do say so myself!  But don’t take my word for it, just ask my friends who were my eager taste testers as I worked on developing the flavour profile of this recipe.  

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

Too busy to make these bars right away?! Pin them for later!  Pin this recipe to your favorite board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

How to make keto cranberry bliss bars:

Dried Cranberries

You will need 1/2 cup of dried sugar-free cranberries for this recipe.  The easiest way I have found to make them is by using my food dehydrator.  I simply place two layers of fresh cranberries into the dehydrator on high for 18-24 hours.

You can also use an oven to dry cranberries.  Layer fresh cranberries onto a baking sheet and bake on low at 200 degrees for about 4 hours.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

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Ingredients for the dough:

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

  1. Combine butter, sugar, extract, ginger, orange zest and egg.  Mix in flour, baking soda, gelatin and salt.  Finally, fold in Lily’s white baking chips and dried cranberries. 

Tip: granulated Swerve can be substituted for brown, ground ginger can be substituted for fresh and orange extract can be substituted for orange zest.  These will work but for best results try not to make any substitutions.  Trust me! 

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

2. Spread the dough into a greased 7″x11″ or 9″x9″ pan.  Place it into the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 mins.  The edges will brown and the center should be firm.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

3. Bring the bars out of the oven and allow them to cool completely.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

Ingredients for the frosting:

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

4. Using an electric mixer, beat the frosting ingredients until well combined.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

5. Spread the frosting all over the bars.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

Ingredients for the topping:

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

6. Melt the Lily’s white chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl.  A double boiler works best otherwise the white chocolate can clump very easily.  Tip: if you use a microwave, heat the chocolate in short 10 second intervals, stirring after each.  The coconut oil is an important addition because it helps the chocolate to liquify and spread easily.

7. Sprinkle the chopped cranberries over the bars and drizzle the Lily’s white chocolate overtop.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

8. Finally, cut the bars into triangles.  Really, you can cut them into any shape that you want but this gives them that authentic Starbuck cranberry bliss bar look.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

When I was first testing out these bars they were missing something.  My taste testers and I quickly agreed that it was orange zest!  The tartness of the orange is the perfect balance for the sweetness of the Swerve and cranberries.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

There are two ways that you can cover these bars with the cranberry and Lily’s white chocolate topping.  While the bars are still in the pan or after they have been cut and removed from the pan.

I like to cover them with the toppings after they have been removed from the pan.  This allows the white chocolate to be drizzled and dripped all over the bars, giving them an even more decadent look.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

More tips for keto baking:

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

These bars look amazing styled with some of the dried oranges that I used in our dried orange slice garland craft from last week!

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

These would be perfect gifted to friends or served on a plate with other keto goodies during the holidays.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

I am just so pleased with the flavour profile!  When you make them, please let me know, I would love to know what you think.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

Also!  The Lily’s white chocolate chips can sometimes be hard to find.  Try looking online at Natura Market, that’s where I found them when they were sold out on Amazon.

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

If you love these keto cranberry bliss bars, please give them a five star review and help me share them on Facebook and Pinterest!

keto starbucks cranberry bliss bar recipe

Keto Cranberry Bliss Bars

Yield: Dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These keto cranberry bliss bars are so close to the Starbucks original that you won't be able to tell the difference.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened 
  • 2/3 cup Swerve brown sugar sweetener
  • 1  egg 
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp fresh orange zest 
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tbsp gelatin (1 packet)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup Lily's sugar-free white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free dried cranberries, chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Swerve powdered sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract 
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Lily's sugar-free white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

    1. Combine butter, sugar, extract, ginger, orange zest and egg.  Mix in flour, baking soda, gelatin and salt.  Finally, fold in Lily's white baking chips and dried cranberries. 

Tip: granulated Swerve can be substituted for brown, ground ginger can be substituted for fresh and orange extract can be substituted for orange zest.  These will work but for best results try not to make any substitutions.  Trust me! 

2. Spread the dough into a greased 7"x11" or 9"x9" pan.  Place it into the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 mins.  The edges with brown and the center should be firm.

3. Bring the bars out of the oven and allow them to cool completely.

4. Using an electric mixer, beat the frosting ingredients until well combined.

5. Spread frosting all over the bars.

6. Melt the Lily's white chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl.  A double boiler works best otherwise the white chocolate can clump very easily.  Tip: if you use a microwave, heat the chocolate in short 10 second intervals, stirring after each.  The coconut oil is an important addition because it helps the chocolate to liquidify and spread easily.

7. Sprinkle the chopped cranberries over the bars and drizzle the Lily's white chocolate overtop.

8. Finally, cut the bars into triangles.  Really, you can cut them into any shape that you want but this gives them that authentic Starbuck cranberry bliss bar look.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 3gSugar: 44gProtein: 7g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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Recipe adapted from Carolyn at All Day I Dream About Food.

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