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Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bar

Recipe Courtesy of: Eat.Drink.Shrink

Ingredients
Bars
  • 1/2 cup earth balance butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 level tbsp Follow Your Heart VeganEgg powder mixed with 1/3 cup ice cold almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup vegan white chocolate chips (or more!)
Frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch non-stick baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and stir to blend.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the sugar with the butter, VeganEgg, applesauce, orange extract, vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two additions until the batter is very well blended. If the batter looks more “crumbly” than smooth, add just a drop of almond milk at a time (ONLY if needed) until it smooths out. Fold in white chocolate chips and 1/3 cup cranberries. Spread batter onto the baking pan using the back of a measuring cup to smooth evenly. Bake 10 – 14 minutes, until the edges are light brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Don’t over-bake or your bars will be dry. Let it cool completely on wire rack.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting; in the bowl of a standing mixer beat the Vegan Gourmet Cream Cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until well-blended. Frost bars and sprinkle with remaining cranberries. Drizzle with the melted white chocolate. *To melt the chocolate, place in a microwave safe cup and heat 15 seconds; stir. Another 15 seconds; stir until the chocolate is melted. When the chocolate sets, cut into 15 large squares (5 cuts by 3 cuts with the knife). Then cut each square in half diagonally to create triangles. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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