Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bliss Bars

  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup packed brown sugar
  • zest of one orange
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 Cup minced dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
for garnish
  • white chocolate chips
  • light corn syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper letting the parchment extend up the two short sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. Lightly coat lining with non-stick spray or butter; Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, orange zest and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in the cranberries, white chocolate and pistachios.  The batter will be thick.
  5. Spread batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  7. Melt the white chocolate and light corn syrup and stir until smooth. Drizzle over top, let set, cut and serve.

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