Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

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.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

20

servings

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
  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.
Makes 20 servings
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Variation
Make it your way using 4 cups of your favorite fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 24g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.