Wonderful recipe for those hot summer days when you just don't want to turn on the oven! There is never any left when this icebox cake goes to a BBQ!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread some whipped topping on the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan. Place 5 graham cracker sheets in the center. Break up 2 more sheets to cover the edges.

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  • Cover the top of the crackers with more whipped topping and then some sliced strawberries. Repeat layers 3 more times, ending with strawberries on top.

  • Place chocolate chips in a resealable plastic bag and microwave at 10-second intervals until melted. Snip off 1 corner of the bag and drizzle melted chocolate over the strawberries. Refrigerate until flavors combine, at least 4 hours.

Cook's Note:

The longer it stays in the fridge, the more cake-like the crackers become. It will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

260.1 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 49.7g 16% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 228.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2018
This was quite good but needed a couple of tweaks I think. First it would have been good to double the graham cracker layers as the single layer wasn't quite enough. I used 2 cups real whipped cream with about 1/3 cup sugar added plus 1 tub sugar-free Cool Whip which turned out about right. You don't need to make the cream layers very thick. If you wanted to use all real cream I think 3 cups would be enough plus a generous 1/2 cup sugar. Using all fat-free or sugar-free Cool Whip would definitely lower the calorie count on this. You end up with 5 layers of whipped cream 3 or strawberries and 3 of graham crackers--at least I did. Would have been hard to get the number of layers suggested in the recipe. On the top I melted about 1/2 cup white chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp. butter in a plastic bag in microwave. This didn't work too well as the butter got too hot and melted through the plastic bag. So I'd suggest melting the chips and butter plus about 1 tbsp. corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl and then adding the melted mixture to the plastic bag and snipping off the corner to drizzle on top of the dessert. The chocolate-butter mixture alone was a little too thick to make a pretty "drizzle". I also finely chopped about 1/4 cup walnuts and sprinkled over all. Made a nice cool summer dessert. Might try again with the changes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/26/2019
This is a wasteful use of plastic and I am sure you know that Cool Whip is harmful to your health. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2019
very good.. like a banana split without the bananas..made my own chocolate sauce..may use on ice cream and add banana slices and cherries Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2018
This was quite good but needed a couple of tweaks I think. First it would have been good to double the graham cracker layers as the single layer wasn't quite enough. I used 2 cups real whipped cream with about 1/3 cup sugar added plus 1 tub sugar-free Cool Whip which turned out about right. You don't need to make the cream layers very thick. If you wanted to use all real cream I think 3 cups would be enough plus a generous 1/2 cup sugar. Using all fat-free or sugar-free Cool Whip would definitely lower the calorie count on this. You end up with 5 layers of whipped cream 3 or strawberries and 3 of graham crackers--at least I did. Would have been hard to get the number of layers suggested in the recipe. On the top I melted about 1/2 cup white chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp. butter in a plastic bag in microwave. This didn't work too well as the butter got too hot and melted through the plastic bag. So I'd suggest melting the chips and butter plus about 1 tbsp. corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl and then adding the melted mixture to the plastic bag and snipping off the corner to drizzle on top of the dessert. The chocolate-butter mixture alone was a little too thick to make a pretty "drizzle". I also finely chopped about 1/4 cup walnuts and sprinkled over all. Made a nice cool summer dessert. Might try again with the changes. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/25/2019
One star with the frozen topping; why do they promote such ? Give me real cream and this sounds like a winner; I'm loaded with strawberries from my patch and will be trying this sometime soon, I hope. Sort-of strawberry shortcake meets graham cracker smores. Or with ice cream; I wouldn't want marshmallow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2019
My son cannot eat dairy and loves this. Thanks Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/26/2019
This is a wasteful use of plastic and I am sure you know that Cool Whip is harmful to your health. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2020
Nice, light, summery dessert, especially when made with fresh, local strawberries. Easy to make, (other than all of the slicing of strawberries!) and everyone loved it. Just four stars because a) it didn't blow me away... nice, but not 'WOW'; and b) instructions could have been clearer, eg. how much of the Cool Whip to use in each layer. Read More
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