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Cranberry Bliss Bark

Cranberry Bliss bark wedges on a plaid napkin

So, besides Hurricane Sandy taking away my power for 9 days so far, I think she took my self control too.

I have been wearing elastic pants for over a week…nary a zipper to be found.

I’ve been eating Pop Tarts for breakfast every morning…

And pizza for dinner.

And all the Halloween candy in the house … because they cancelled Halloween until Christmas this year.

You might say, “Hey Shelly…eat a banana…an apple…some carrots…”

But then you would die.  Because I would kill you with a swift karate chop to the throat.

Health food has no place in my hurricane survival plan.

Annnd my husband decided that we need to stock up on “MRE“s…like we are in Afghanistan, or on an episode of Doomsdayers…for the next time this happens.

No thank you, sir.  I refuse to accept that this will happen again.

So anyway, I am basically a fat, unhappy person right now who is living in denial.

Stay far, far away.

But to pass my time, I borrowed a neighbors kitchen who has a big, showy generator.  She can run her oven, which I frankly think is kind of rude.

But then she said I could use her oven, so it stopped being rude and started being neighborly.

Thanks.

So I decided to invent something fun…Cranberry Bliss Bark.

I LOVE those Cranberry Bliss Bars from Starbucks and even make this version at home from time to time.

So why not turn it into a buttery, toffee-like bark?

Why the heck not.

I brought my supplies over and infiltrated my neighbor’s kitchen…

This bark is really easy…you can throw it together in just a few minutes.

Line a jelly roll pan with foil and spray it with nonstick spray.  Lay your graham crackers evenly out on the foil…

Then boil your butter and brown sugar together…

After it’s boiled a few minutes remove it from the heat and pour in an entire, delicious can of sweetened condensed milk.

Sigh…

Mix that up and pour it all over your graham crackers…

And bake it for about 7 minutes.  It will get bubbly and yummy.

While it’s baking chop up some white chocolate…I used Almond Bark…

When the toffee-bark comes out of the oven sprinkle your white chocolate over top and let it sit a few minutes until it’s softened enough to spread…

Then sprinkle your Craisins on top…

Let it cool completely before you try cutting it into pieces.

Honestly I let mine sit overnight, but it should take about an hour or so…

The foil will peel off easily.

And that’s it!

Now really…just try and stop eating it.

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Cranberry Bliss Bark

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Ingredients

Scale
  • 18 Graham Crackers
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz white chocolate or almond bark, chopped finely.
  • 1 cup Craisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Line a 15″x10″ jelly roll baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  3. Line the pan with graham crackers in an even layer, breaking to fit the pan if necessary.
  4. In a large saucepan melt butter and brown sugar over medium-low heat. Heat until mixture boils and then boil it for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in sweetened condensed milk.
  6. Pour over graham crackers.
  7. Bake for 7-8 minutes until bubbling. Remove from oven and let it sit for 1 minute before sprinkling white chocolate evenly over top.
  8. Let white chocolate sit for 3-4 minutes until softened and then spread with a spatula or off-set spatula evenly over toffee layer.
  9. Immediately sprinkle Craisins on the white chocolate, pressing gently to stick.
  10. Let cool completely before cutting into pieces.
  11. Sprinkl

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days

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48 comments on “Cranberry Bliss Bark”

  1. Carlas Confections

    These look like a lot of fun to make! Im sorry you had to use your neighbors oven, but at least it made you be neighborly 😉 Im glad you made these. They look great! I sure hope your power comes back soon!

  2. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    Can’t believe you are still without power, I hope you get it back soon! I think all rules go out the window with the hurricane, I am pretty sure if I was affected, I would gain at least 10 pounds.

  3. Carrie's Creations

    what a great neighbor you have! I’m sure there will be (if there isn’t already) some kind of bartering of treats going on in your future.

  4. This is kind of beautiful.

    Your husband and the MRE’s made me laugh. I fed a group of kids the spaghetti MRE at a program last week and most of them said it was better than mom’s! (I thought it looked repulsive.) You KNOW all those kids didn’t get dessert. Not that they deserved it….

  5. These look delicious! I sure hope that you get power back soon. I would be eating and doing the same thing that you doing if it was me. Megan

  6. i too am on day 9 of Hurricane Sandy power outage. And like you, have been eating my way through the storm. this looks yummy and hope to make some when i have power again on the LI Northshore……………..hang in there.

  7. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    Hang in there! Hopefully you will get power REAL SOON! I had to deal with the same thing with Hurricane Ike in Houston and the most frustrating thing is seeing people across the street with electricity but your home has nothing!

  8. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes

    Love this! So perfect for the season! And gifting! If only I can keep from eating it all myself….

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