Cranberry bliss bar. Paleo & Vegan friendly.

by purelytwins

Move over Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars and say hello to Purely Twins Cranberry Bliss bars. These taste spot-on without all the extra ingredients, way less sugar and more tummy friendly. They are easy to make. The batter comes together in one bowl, by hand, in just minutes. The frosting makes this recipe. Fresh coconut butter blended with cranberries. No white chocolate necessary here. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy some paleo and vegan friendly cranberry bliss bars.

Healthy recipe for cranberry bliss bars. Starbucks copycat recipe. It is gluten and dairy free.

We love Starbucks. Mainly for the COFFEE! But back in the day Michelle used to work there and some of her favorite pastry items were the lemon pound cake, cinnamon coffee cake and cranberry bliss bars.  Neither one of us are fans of white chocolate we prefer dark, raw chocolate, so our recipe for cranberry bliss bars does not have white chocolate. But we promise you won’t even miss it!

We hope you enjoy our copycat recipe of cranberry bliss bars. They are delicious!

Paleo vegan cranberry bliss bar recipe

Let’s make cranberry bliss bars…

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Make sure to share this super easy, fun recipe with your cranberry bliss bar loving friends.

You can make these cranberry bliss bars year-round at home anytime you want them.

Cranberry Bliss Bars are really just blondies that are made with white chocolate, cranberries and then frosted with white chocolate-infused cream cheese frosting.

To keep the recipe a bit healthier we omitted the cream cheese and made our 3 ingredient cranberry butter for the frosting.

For the base of the cookie we made this cookie as it is a great base for this bar. It is blondie-like – slightly sweet, soft-ish but firm.

We used tigernut and coconut flour in our recipe because our tummies like them, and they are naturally grain and nut free which make our skin happy too. To keep the recipe low in sugar (we both do best when we limit our sugar intake) we used a mix of maple syrup and  monk fruit. If you do not have monk fruit you can use any sugar substitute you like.

Paleo vegan low sugar cranberry bliss bar recipe! A true holiday favorite! Our version of Cranberry Bliss Bars - a knockoff of the Starbuck's treat.

Cranberry bliss bars. A true holiday favorite.

Do you agree?

We were so excited to create our version of a cranberry bliss bar. It makes us giddy with excitement to be sharing our recipe with you.

These bars are as fun to make as they are to eat. They are so easy and came together in about 20 minutes. A little too easy and taste like the real thing.

We followed the lead of all the other copycat recipes out there and cut the bars into triangle shapes, which makes them really cute too!

We inhaled these; even Madison and Gary gobbled them up. We cannot wait to make them again.

Gluten, grain, egg and dairy free cranberry bliss bars made with coconut and tigernut flour

Cranberry Bliss Cookies -- inspired by the popular treat from Starbucks. A soft blondie bar with cranberry coconut butter. This is definitely a must make recipe!

While the bars bake and are cooling, make the creamy dairy-free cranberry frosting.

The frosting is where the magic happens in our opinion.


Starbuck’s version adds an orange zest element to it, which we didn’t do. But if you like that flavor it would make for a nice flavor balance with the tartness from the cranberries and sweetness from the cookie base.

You need to make them because they are really, really good.

Starbucks Good. Shh…maybe better!

They have a homemade taste, rather than a store bought taste.


Cranberry bliss bar. Paleo. Vegan.

Cranberry bliss bar recipe that is very reminiscent of Starbuck’s Cranberry Bliss Bars. Soft, delicious cookie base with a cranberry coconut butter frosting. This recipe is gluten, grain, dairy, egg, and nut free. A healthier version of the holiday favorite.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: makes 16 slices 1x



Cookie base

  • 2/3 cup coconut flour (2 3/4oz)
  • 1/4 cup tigernut flour (1 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup ( 1 1/2oz)
  • 2 tablespoons monk fruit
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 whole eggs or 2 flax gels (3 tablespoons flax meal with 6 tablespoons water)
  • 8 tbsp coconut oil, semi solid (4 oz)
  • 24 tablespoons water



Make the cookies

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, place all your dry ingredients. Stir.
  3. Next add in coconut oil and eggs (or flax egg).
  4. Stir together.
  5. End with adding in your water. Add enough until the batter starts holding together. You want it to be on the thick side.
  6. Grease a 8×8 glass square pan.
  7. Spread dough.
  8. Bake for 16-20 minutes.
  9. Let cool a few minutes before removing from pan.
  10. When cooled spread the frosting on top.
  11. Slice and enjoy.

Homemade cranberry bliss bars made from coconut and tigernut flour. This recipe is paleo and vegan friendly. It is FREE of gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, and nuts!

Enjoy this  holiday treat with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee.

Do you like cranberry bliss bars?


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Real Food with Dana November 18, 2015 - 10:00 am

Yes!! I’ve never been able to try the cranberry bliss bars at Starbucks since I didn’t discover they even existed untit after I got diagnosed with celiac…maybe for the best? Haha. And I still have yet to try out tigernut flour, but this seems like the perfect opportunity! Can’t wait to try out that cranberry coconut butter frosting too 🙂 Genius, girls!

purelytwins November 18, 2015 - 8:22 pm

Yes try it out you will love it. Thanks girl!

Stacie November 18, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Beautiful and very delicious looking!! The photos are gorgeous ladies!

Emmy November 19, 2015 - 8:41 am

Is the monk fruit pureed? Is there a substitute for it?

purelytwins November 19, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Mont fruit is a dry powder you can use any sugar for it

Ruth Deaton November 19, 2015 - 11:14 am

This looks like another delicious cranberry recipe!! Cannot wait to try this one 🙂 Tummy is soon to be happy.

purelytwins November 19, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Yay let us know how you like them

Jennifer November 25, 2015 - 12:02 pm

should these be stored at room temp or in the fridge? Want to make them a day ahead of time (for thanksgiving) already made the cranberry butter and it’s in the fridge.

purelytwins November 25, 2015 - 1:16 pm

Yes for a day it can be stored at room temperature 🙂

Mary December 23, 2016 - 9:34 am

Is there a possible substitute for tigernut flour? I love tigernuts but they’re expensive and I can’t buy them as much as I would love to. Thanks! Merry Christmas to you both!

purelytwins December 23, 2016 - 5:28 pm

You can try almond flour, or any flour you have.

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