Cranberry Bliss Bars

I made a promise to myself I’d take this entire week off running. I woke up this morning and wanted nothing more than to go for a run, but since I’m about to start half Ironman training, I’m sticking with my original plan.  I know my legs will appreciate the time to repair themselves, and I would like to avoid burnout if possible.

I’m still doing abs though, just to balance out my beer consumption.

I’ve found it kind of awesome how much more time I get to spend with this little person when I don’t have to run all the time.

However, if I were to give up working out I would quickly go insane, and nobody wants that, so I’m just going to have to find a way to balance everything…my full time job, GRE studying, triathlon training, mom-ing, cooking, blogging…

I made some of these bliss bars a few weeks ago for Mike to take to work; his co-worker loves the Starbucks version.  She said these were even better than the real thing!  And my mom the white chocolate hater loved them too.  I think they definitely deserve a spot on your Christmas baking list!


(adapted from Taste of Home)



8 Responses to “Cranberry Bliss Bars”

  1. 1 alyssa December 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I love Ellie. And you. Can’t wait to see both of you AGAIN this weekend!

  2. 2 RoseRunner December 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    DId I hear….white chocolate!?! I’m there in a heartbeat. I’m on a no-run diet this week too, but hopefully Mon-Thurs counts as a week because I may try a short easy run tomorrow…

    Glad running keeps you sane, that is an intense life you juggle

  3. 3 Kate December 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    That sweater – I die!

  4. 5 Amy December 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I want to make these, but is there a step missing between 5 and 6? How long do these bake?

  5. 7 Amy December 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for the update on baking time!

  6. 8 jen December 11, 2012 at 7:37 am

    i have been wanting to make homemade cranberry bliss bars for years! these look great.

    i think it’s worse when you tell yourself you can’t do something…you always inevitably want to do just that! 🙂

    can’t wait to read about your HIM training!

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