Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Strawberry Dream Squares

Yum

I just love when strawberries are in season. They are so delicious and versatile able to be used in a number of recipes from salads to desserts. This is a delicious summer dessert, and one of our favorites.

Recipe

Ingredients

12 graham crackers, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup fresh or frozen mashed strawberries
3 cups thawed cool whip or whipped cream, divided
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) vanilla instant pudding
3-1/2 cups cold milk


Method
Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter. Reserve 2 Tbsp. crumb mixture; press remaining onto bottom of 13×9-inch pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

Beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Stir in strawberries. Gently stir in 2 cups cool whip or whipped cream; spread over crust.

Beat pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 minutes. Pour over cream cheese filling.

Refrigerate 1 hour; top with remaining cool whip or whipped cream and reserved crumb mixture.

Refrigerate 4 hours before serving.

Enjoy,
Mary

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