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Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 20
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Voted Best Red Carpet Dessert of 2008! Looking for that new dessert to wow a crowd? It's the one that you'll make over and over, and everyone asks for the recipe? Try this one, made easier with a cookie mix.

Ingredients

Crust

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg

Filling

1
cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

Topping

4
cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/2
cup sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/3
cup water
10
to 12 drops red food color, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 15x10x1- or 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until chips are melted and can be stirred smooth. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in melted chips until blended. Spread mixture over crust. Refrigerate while making topping.
  • 3 In small bowl, crush 1 cup of the strawberries. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in crushed strawberries and 1/3 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in food color. Cool 10 minutes. Gently stir in remaining 3 cups strawberries. Spoon topping over filling. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set; serve within 4 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

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Make it your way using 4 cups of your favorite fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
21%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
24g
24%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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