This Lemon Cranberry Bars with Chocolate Drizzle post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals. Opinions are my own.
If you’re a fan of all things lemon like I am, you probably already love lemon bars and they don’t need an introduction into your lemon loving world. Well we’ve taken the classic shortbread bottomed treat and topped it with a few twists. Cranberry sauce. Yes, I said cranberry sauce. Just like you served up at Thanksgiving to compliment the turkey.
While fresh cranberries are still in season it’s the perfect time to mix up more of that tart of a side dish. Cranberry sauce isn’t just for Thanksgiving anymore people. Oh no, go ahead and break that mindset. History wasn’t made by well behaved people now was it?
Cranberry Sauce. Not just for Thanksgiving.
You can make the cranberry sauce in advance of the bars so take advantage and get that out of the way. Saving time, left and right. We’re building layers here. Up next is the crust. It’s a scrumptious and buttery shortbread crust. It comes together quickly and easily. Simple enough right?
While that’s baking we’ll move onto the lemon layer. All the lemon please. We’re basically making a curd like filling. You’re going to pour it onto your HOT crust and pop it back into the oven. Once it’s golden edged and set you’re going to let it come to room temperature and then chill out. Yes, it needs time to firm up and chill down. Into the fridge it goes. You can go about your regularly scheduled programing (ehem life) while this is doing it’s thing.
When you’re ready to pull it all together, we’ll grab our homemade cranberry sauce and then the kicker? White Chocolate Sauce. It’s drizzled all over those beautiful bars. This isn’t a bar that you’ll be able to eat with your hands unless you just like to get messy, otherwise I suggest a fork. Fork yeah!
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Lemon Cranberry Bars with White Chocolate Drizzle
Lemon Cranberry Bars with White Chocolate Drizzle.
- all-purpose flour
- Dixie Crystals Confectioners Powdered Sugar
- unsalted butter
- Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- Cranberry Sauce
- heavy whipping cream
- white chocolate
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OMG I am so drooling over here! Pass me a fork 🙂
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet says
Oooh, those look so yummy, love the tart lemon-cranberry combo!
Delaney | Melanie Makes says
These bars are so festive!
The cranberry twist is festively perfect this time of year!
I just got some cranberries and I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!
These bars look so delicious!
Christina | Christina's Cucina says
These look delightful and such a fabulous combination of flavors (and colors)! YUM!
Allyson Zea says
This looks sooooooooooo tasty!
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
Love the lemon and cranberry combination! So different and fun for the holidays!
Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish says
I love lemon and cranberry together!!! PS. These bars look FABULOUS!!!
I love how you transformed delicious lemon bars into an elegant seasonal dessert!! Swooning!!!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
Oh my gosh, I love how pretty these are!! I really love the color!
Kim Beaulieu says
These bars are perfection. So pretty and flavorful.
Seriously dreamy stuff!
alyssa | everydaymaven says
These are stunning!