Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars

  • November 08, 2022
Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars
Vegan Cranberry Bliss Bars

With the same soft texture and holiday savor as the popular Starbucks recipe, these homemade vegan cranberry kicks bars are an veritably delightful treat!

Cranberry Kicks Bars Recipe

Starbucks vegan cranberry kicks bars

From frappuccinos, to peppermint hot chocolates, to cinnamon dolce lattes and world well-done oatmilk macchiatos, the vegan options at Starbucks abound.

However, one item that you still cannot get as a vegan at Starbucks is their famous surf cheese cranberry kicks bars.

Not wanting to miss out on the holiday fun, I’ve come up with my own vegan version of the coffee shop classic. Besides stuff egg self-ruling and dairy free, these homemade cranberry kicks bars can be low calorie, keto, sugar free, and gluten self-ruling as well!

Also make these Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry Bars

Cream cheese frosting recipe

You can either use your favorite vanilla or white frosting (many packaged brands are unwittingly vegan!) or go with the vegan frosting recipe below:

Beat softened 8 ounces of store bought surf cheese or homemade Vegan Surf Cheese with 4 ounces of butter or plant based butter, 2 cups of powdered sugar or powdered erythritol, and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

Add milk of choice, such as almond milk or coconut milk, if needed to thin it out.

This vegan surf cheese frosting recipe makes increasingly than unbearable to frost the bars. Try using leftover frosting on these Vegan Cinnamon Rolls.

Cranberry Bar Ingredients In Bowls

Vegan cranberry kicks bars ingredients

The festive cranberry Christmas bar recipe calls for zestless cranberries, powdered ginger, sultry soda, salt, pure vanilla extract, almond flour, sweetener of choice, water, orange zest, and optional regular or mini white chocolate chips.

Almond meal can be substituted for the almond flour. Or for a nut self-ruling version, you can make my Chickpea Blondies, substituting zestless cranberries and white chocolate fries for the visionless chocolate chips. Be sure to add the orange zest as well.

I have not tried any other flours in this recipe, such as coconut flour, white all purpose flour, or gluten self-ruling flour. So I cannot recommend any other flours here.

The recipe works with pure maple syrup, agave, honey (not for vegans), or keto maple syrup. If you wish to experiment at your own risk with granulated sugar or flipside dry sweetener, be sure to report when with results!

Cranberry Cookie Dough In Mixing Bowl

How to make the vegan cranberry bars

Start by lining an eight inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, powdered ginger, salt, sultry soda, and the zestless cranberries.

Add all remaining bar ingredients, and stir to form a batter. Considering these are made with gluten self-ruling almond flour, there’s no need to worry well-nigh overmixing.

Scoop the thrash into the prepared eight inch pan. Place a second sheet of parchment paper over top, and use your hands to smush lanugo until the thrash evenly covers the entirety of the marrow of the pan.

Bake on the part-way rack of the oven for 12 minutes, then remove from the oven and let tomfool completely surpassing frosting.

The vegan cranberry kicks bars can be left out at room temperature if serving them at a party or event. For freshness, I recommend storing leftovers covered in the refrigerator. Bars can moreover be sliced and then frozen. Thaw surpassing consuming.

Vegan Cranberry Kicks Bars

Keto cranberry kicks bars

For a low carb and sugar self-ruling recipe, use keto maple syrup or your favorite keto liquid sweetener instead of the pure maple syrup.

I would guess that using powdered erythritol and replacing the liquid with water could moreover work, but I have not tried it yet and therefore cannot recommend this.

The recipe calls for almond flour, so there is no need to substitute any flours. Do not try to substitute coconut flour, considering the bars will come out very dry and crumbly.

You might moreover like this Keto Cheesecake

Cream Cheese Frosted Cranberry Kicks Holiday Bars

Converting the recipe to gram measurements

If, like me, you prefer to torch with a supplies scale instead of measuring cups for precision and easy wipe up, here are the measurements to use:

360g almond flour, 45g water, 10g pure vanilla extract, 120g maple syrup, 60g white chocolate chips, 60g zestless cranberries, and other ingredients not measured in grams.

One medium orange will yield virtually two teaspoons of orange zest.

Watch the cranberry kicks bar recipe video, above

Vegan Starbucks Dessert Bars
Cranberry Kicks Bars

Vegan Cranberry Kicks Bars

These vegan cranberry kicks bars have the same holiday savor and soft texture as the famous Starbucks version.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour, cranberry
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 bars
Calories 104kcal


  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp each: salt and sultry soda
  • 3 tbsp water
  • zest of one orange
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or keto maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup mini white chocolate chips, optional
  • see frosting options above


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line an 8 inch pan with parchment paper, and set aside. Stir dry ingredients together, then add all remaining ingredients (except frosting) to form a dough. Cranberries can be mixed into the dough or sprinkled over top, or both. Transfer to the prepared pan, and use a second sheet of parchment to printing the dough evenly into the pan. Torch 12 minutes. Let tomfool completely surpassing frosting.
    View Nutrition Facts


Readers moreover really like this Brownie In A Mug.


Calories: 104kcal

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