Creamy Strawberry Dessert Squares

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Easy dessert squares. They can be made with any fruit topping but strawberries and cream can't be beat!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings

Ingredients

  • cooking spray

Crust:

  • 1 (17.5 ounce) pouch sugar cookie mix

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 egg

Filling:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping

Topping:

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided

  • cup water

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 dash red food coloring, or desired amount

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray the inside bottom of a jelly roll pan with cooking spray.

  2. Mix sugar cookie mix, butter, and egg together in a large bowl until a soft dough forms; press evenly into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is light golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  4. Beat cream cheese using an electric mixer on medium speed in a bowl until smooth. Add whipped topping and stir until smooth; spread over crust. Refrigerate.

  5. Mix sugar and cornstarch together in a 2-quart saucepan; add 1 cup strawberries, water, and vanilla extract. Cook and stir strawberry mixture, mashing strawberries with spoon while cooking, over medium heat until strawberries are softened and mixture is thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.

  6. Stir food coloring into strawberry mixture and remove from heat; cool for 10 minutes. Gently stir remaining 3 cups strawberries into strawberry mixture; spoon over cream cheese filling. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Serve within 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
14g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 130mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 80mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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