Strawberry Dream Dessert - cream cheese dessert with fresh strawberries
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5 from 3 votes

Strawberry Dream Dessert

A delicious strawberry cream cheese dessert, perfect for potlucks and BBQ's! It's one of those dessert recipes you'll want to make again and again.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time4 hrs
Total Time25 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, one pan, potluck, strawberries
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 355kcal

Ingredients

CRUST:

  • 2 1/2 cup graham crumbs 2 sleeves
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter for crust

FILLING:

  • 2 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened (for filling)
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz Cool Whip 1 container
  • 2 cup strawberries hulled and halved

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 F.

MAKE THE CRUST:

  • Melt butter in the microwave and allow to cool. Combine the crumbs and butter and toss together until incorporated. Press 2 cups of the crumb mixture firmly into an 9×9 square pan and bake for 8-10 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool. Reserve remaining crumbs for topping.

MAKE THE FILLING:

  • Place strawberries in a blender or food processor and pulse a few times just to break them into chunks.
  • Beat the cream cheese and butter together until creamy. Turn the mixer down to low and add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until incorporated. Turn up and beat well for a minute or so. Add a heaping tablespoon of the strawberry chunks and stir in with a rubber spatula. Spread the cream cheese and strawberry mixture over the crust.
  • Fold the remaining strawberry chunks into the Cool Whip and spread on top of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle graham cracker crumb mixture on top (you may not use it all).
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 12.7% | Vitamin C: 17.1% | Calcium: 5.2% | Iron: 4.8%