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This Strawberries & Cream Squares recipe may very well be the best dessert I’ve ever eaten!! My mom made them for me, and they were so good that I didn’t even want to share! These are soooo yummy, you have to try these!! Make sure you pin this recipe so you can save it for when you want it, I promise you, you will want to make these. Over and over and over and over….. 😉

Strawberries and cream squares topped with whipped cream on a white plate with strawberries and a title
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Strawberries & Cream Squares recipe

Strawberries and cream squares are sweet, delicious and super easy to make!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Author The Shortcut Kitchen


Cookie Crust Layer

Chocolate Cream Cheese Layer

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature

Top Layer

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries chopped
  • cup water
  • 1 large tub Cool Whip


Cookie Crust Layer

  • Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, and preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream together shortening, butter and ¾ cups of sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract. Blend together.
  • In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, flour, and salt.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture and mix until well blended. Spread over prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Layer

  • Add white chocolate chips to a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between each, until just melted.
  • Mix melted chocolate with cream cheese until blended.
  • Spread mixture evenly over cookie crust. Refrigerate until cool.

Top Layer

  • In a small saucepan, mix together ½ cup sugar and cornstarch. Add strawberries and water.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Pour strawberry mixture over cream cheese layer and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Once thoroughly cooled, top with Cool Whip and serve!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Recipe inspired by Lil’ Luna



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  1. Love this recipe! I think the next time I make it I will add some sliced strawberries on top of the cool whip as well!

  2. This is a fabulous recipe,and its soooo fresh,and wonderful. I varied it with Blueberries,Blackberries. Could use anykind of berries,or peaches,pears,etc. That’s the kind of recipes,I truelly love,ones I can use other substitutes,besides the original recipe,which was very,very,good,as well!