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Dipped, Drizzled, Frosted, and Folded - 18 Ways to Enjoy Cranberries and White Chocolate

The creamy, milky sweetness of the white chocolate perfectly matches with the tangy, fruity cranberries. I’m not sure who the first person was to pair these two up, but I will go ahead and say whomever it was is an absolute genius! We’ve got peanut butter and jelly, apple and pie, socks and shoes, and cranberries and white chocolate. The two just belong together. Can you imagine what the dessert world would be like without them? I can and it’s a sad, boring thing. I mean, what if you couldn’t go to Starbucks for a Cranberry Bliss Bar? You see my point. Well, you’d just have to make them at home. Good thing for you, I found a recipe for those and a bunch of other recipes containing cranberries and white chocolate. There are cookies, bars, muffins, snack mixes, and cakes – over 18 ways to enjoy cranberries and white chocolate together.

  • 18 Ways To Enjoy Cranberries and White Chocolate 1 of 19
    18 ways to enjoy cranberries and white chocolate

    Cranberries and white chocolate are MFEO — made for each other. Check out these 18 ways to enjoy cranberries and white chocolate together.

  • Christmas White Chocolate Cranberry Layer Cake 2 of 19
    cranberry white chocolate cake

    Between every one of the four layers of stunning cake is a layer of cranberries and white chocolate meringue buttercream and on top, a pile of sparkling sugared cranberries. The perfect Christmas cake if ever there was one.
    Get the recipe for Cranberry White Chocolate Cake from Pineapple and Coconut.

  • Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Creme Filling 3 of 19
    Oatmeal-Cranberry-Sandwich-Cookies-with-White-Chocolate-Creme-Filling

    Classic oatmeal cookies studded with sweet dried cranberries are sandwiched together with a rich, white chocolate creme filling. Make these to wow your friends at the annual cookie exchange party.
    Get the recipe for Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Creme Filling from Two Peas and Their Pod

  • White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Bars 4 of 19
    White-Chocolate-Cranberry-Pecan-Bars

    These tasty bars come together in just minutes with the help of store-bought sugar cookie dough. Each bite contains a burst of flavor from mandarin orange zest, sweet chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and crunchy pecans.
    Get the recipe for White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Bars from Barbara Bakes.

  • Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Bliss Cake 5 of 19
    white chocolate cranberry bliss cake

    The ever-popular Starbucks treat gets an upgrade into a moist, tender buttermilk cake, with just enough cinnamon and a snowy dusting of powdered sugar. Have a square of it with your coffee or a cup of tea.
    Get the recipe for Cranberry White Chocolate Bliss Cake from Averie Cooks.

  • Hard Cider Oatmeal Cookies 6 of 19
    hard cider cookies

    These cookies might look like normal, everyday oatmeal cookies. But let me assure you - they're not. Made with hard cider boiled down to a syrup AND browned butter, the dough alone has big flavor. Apples and dried cranberries go in with a bit of spice, then the baked cookies get a nice drizzle of white chocolate. You'll never be able to eat a "normal" oatmeal cookie again.
    Get the recipe for Hard Cider Oatmeal Cookies on Bakeaholic Mama.

  • White Chocolate Cranberry Crumb Bars 7 of 19
    cranberry-crumb-bars

    Crumb bars are one of the most amazing cookies ever invented. (In my humble opinion.) They seem kind of ordinary, but then you bite into one. And that one turns into four or five. Nestled between those buttery crumb layers, you'll find cranberry jam and white chocolate-sour cream. You're intrigued, aren't you?
    Get the recipe for White Chocolate Cranberry Crumb Bars on Crunchy Creamy Sweet.

  • Crunchy White Chocolate Cranberry Bark 8 of 19
    cranberry orange bark

    This bark has some crunch built into it! Crispy rice cereal is mixed in along with dried cranberries and orange-flavored white chocolate.
    Get the recipe for White Chocolate Bark with Cranberries and Orange on Babble Food.

  • White Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Popcorn 9 of 19
    White-Chocolate-Cranberry-Cashew-Popcorn

    Whether you need a last-minute neighbor gift, snack to take to a party, or just want something to munch on, a bowl of this white chocolate coated popcorn with tangy cranberries and crunchy cashews is just the thing you need.
    Get the recipe for White Chocolate Cranberry Cashew Popcorn on Babble Food.

  • White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cranberry Crescent Cookies 10 of 19
    white chocolate dipped crescent cookies

    Pistachios and cranberries are a fun way to add some red and green into Christmas cookies. Dipping them into white chocolate makes them extra special.
    Get the recipe for White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cranberry Crescent Cookies on Pineapple & Coconut.

  • Easy Cranberry Handpies with White Chocolate Drizzle 11 of 19
    easy-cranberry-hand-pies

    Hand pies are a great on-the-go breakfast, snack, or dessert. Well, they're good even when you're on-the-stay-in-my-chair-watching-a-movie, right? This recipe could not be easier and you might even have all of the ingredients in your fridge and pantry right now. The white chocolate drizzle is a nice compliment to the tart cranberry filling.
    Get the recipe for Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle on Amanda's Cookin'.

  • White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies 12 of 19
    white chocolate cranberry pistachio cookies

    This is another take on that fun combo of pistachios and cranberries. These chunky cookies are just begging for a cold glass of milk!
    Get the recipe for White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies on Sweet Treats and More.

  • White Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Bars 13 of 19
    cranberry bliss bars white chocolate drizzle

    And now we come to everyone's favorite, Cranberry Bliss Bars. Their triangular shape, buttery cookie crust, and white chocolate-cranberry topping may have just started the whole white chocolate-cranberry craze, or it might be like the chicken and the egg. In any case, it's nice to have this recipe on hand when the weather outside is too frightful to leave your house.
    Get the recipe for Cranberry Bliss Bars on Recipe Girl.

  • Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins with White Chocolate Chunks 14 of 19
    pumpkin cranberry muffins with white chocolate chunks

    Adding cranberries and white chocolate to pumpkin muffins is a brilliant move and makes them even more perfect than they already were. The base of these muffins is the recipe I always, always use. It's the one my kids beg for when I ask which muffins they want me to make. I can only imagine their delight when I start making them Amanda's way.
    Get the recipe for Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins with White Chocolate Chunks on Amanda's Cookin'.

  • Homemade White Chocolate Craisin Granola Bars 15 of 19
    White chocolate and craisin cranberry granola bars homemade

    Homemade granola bars are incredibly fun to make because you can put whatever you want in them. These bars are nice and sweet with a hint of cinnamon and plenty of dried cranberries, with an irresistible white chocolate drizzle — as all good granola bars should have.
    Get the recipe for White Chocolate Craisin Granola Bars from Bless The Mess.

  • Snowy Trail Mix 16 of 19
    This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine

    This white chocolate coated snack mix has all of the elements you're looking for in a great snack - chewy and tart from the cranberries, sweet and cream from the chocolate, salty and crunchy from the pretzels, cereal, and nuts.
    Get the recipe for Snowy Trail Mix on Spoonful.

  • Cranberry Tart with White Chocolate Drizzle 17 of 19
    cranberry tart - white chocolate drizzle

    I made this tart a few days before Thanksgiving fully thinking that it would last those few days. We ate it in ONE day. One measly day! This tart is pretty amazing and would make an even more stunning Christmas dessert. The original recipe makes four smaller tarts, but I made one big one. The white chocolate drizzle is my adaptation too.
    Get the recipe for Cranberry Tarts on BHG.com. Photo credit: Cafe Johnsonia.

  • White Chocolate Cranberry Coffee Cake 18 of 19
    cranberry white chocolate coffee cake

    A big slice of this cranberry coffee cake is the perfect thing to enjoy with afternoon tea or with a cup of coffee at breakfast. It has a crunchy hazelnut topping and a sweet white chocolate glaze.
    Get the recipe for White Chocolate Cranberry Coffee Cake on Amanda's Cookin'.

  • Winter Trail Mix 19 of 19
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    This is a grown-up trail mix that kids might just enjoy too. It's loaded with salty roasted pistachios, candied almonds, clusters of gingerbread granola, coconut, white chocolate chips, and of course, dried cranberries.
    Get the recipe for Winter Trail Mix on Cafe Johnsonia.

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