Cranberry Bliss Bars

Cranberry Bliss Bars

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 tbsp softened butter
  • 1/3 cup Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup ground golden flax (or additional almond flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger optional
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries finely chopped by hand or in a food processor and tossed with 1/2 tsp pure stevia
Frosting:
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sweetener
  • 4 drops lemon extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Cream together butter and sweetener. Add molasses, salt, eggs, and extracts. Mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Fold in the cranberries.
  3. Spread in an 8×8 baking dish. Bake for 30-35 min. until golden brown. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together the cream cheese, butter, sweetener, and lemon extract until fluffy.
  5. Spread icing very gently on cooled bars. The bars can crumble if you aren’t gentle. The best way to do this is to drop little blobs of icing on slightly warm bars and spread using an offset spatula. Top with chopped fresh cranberries mixed with sweetener or dried cranberries.
  6. Refrigerate until cold and cut into squares.
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