Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day ~ seems like the perfect time to share the recipe for Blissful Bars. 
My son~in~law loves these so much,
Kaysie says he actually hides them in the garage when I send a plate home for him!

Maybe I will re-name them...

Todd's Blissful Bars

1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
2 extra large eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups craisins
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter 11 x 15 glass baking dish.
Cream sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla.
Beat in flour, baking powder & salt.
Stir in chips, craisins & nuts.

Spread evenly in prepared pan.  Bake until golden brown, 20 ~ 22 minutes.
(if you use a 9 x 13 it takes about 30 minutes)

Be careful not to overbake, you want them to be moist and chewy.

When they have cooled, frost them with

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Cream ingredients together until smooth.  If it's too stiff,
add a few drops of milk to make it spreadable.

Sprinkle some chopped nuts on top, cut into squares & enjoy!

...Just don't let Todd know you made them:)

Have a very, vonderful Valentine's Day~



  1. Lovely!! Yes my sweet hubby does love these bars!! Only when made by Grammie of course! Happy Valentines day my dear <3

  2. Lynda: Thanks for ANOTHER reason to love you. This recipe looks divine and you know I am always looking for something to bake and share. Thanks for the inspiration to bake on this snowy vacation day! Beth