WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY MACADAMIA BARS — Soft and chewy bar cookies loaded with dried cranberries, macadamia nuts and white chocolate. An easy holiday treat!
Cranberries. White Chocolate. Macadamia nuts. Three things I love in one delicious bar cookie, and let me tell you, these White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Bars are a heavenly combination of flavors.
These festive bars have melted white chocolate mixed right into the batter! Plus a drizzle of melted white chocolate on top.
And cranberries and macadamia nuts were meant to be together. Even better, these bars are so easy to make, and that’s important at a time of the year when things can get kind of hectic.
These are one of those treats I had to hide from myself, because I just couldn’t stop eating them! And I may have had them for breakfast once or twice.
These festive, chewy, delicious bars are always a favorite on my holiday cookie trays, and I never fail to have someone ask for the recipe every year.
One of my favorite things about this recipe is that the bars stay super soft and chewy, even after a few days. Plus, they freeze beautifully, so you can make them well ahead of time.
Hiding them in the freezer also keeps me from eating them all at once–believe me, you will be tempted! This is the perfect treat to bring to any holiday gathering, whether it’s elegant or casual.
If you love easy and delicious, you’re going to want to make these White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Bars as soon as possible!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Bars
- White baking chocolate
- Macadamia nuts
- Dried cranberries
- 12 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
- 2/3 cup dried cranberries
- 4 ounces white baking chocolate
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly grease foil.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the 12 ounces of white chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted. Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Whisk the eggs and sugar into the melted chocolate mixture. Stir in the flour and vanilla. Fold in the macadamia nuts and cranberries,.
- Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for about 25 minutes or until top is light brown and the sides begin to pull away from pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
- Melt the additional 4 ounces white chocolate and drizzle over the bars. Sprinkle with the additional 1/4 cup of cranberries. Use the foil to lift the uncut bars out of the pan. Slice into bars and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 7g
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