Strawberry crunch bars recipe starts with sugar cookies and delicious layers of cream cheese, strawberries and more. This is the perfect combination for a fabulous dessert.
Strawberry crunch bars recipe
When I spot a good deal on strawberries, I love to make this recipe. It is perfect for Spring and Summer but honestly we enjoy it year round. 🙂
The kids love it and so do the adults. It is always a crowd pleaser and a big hit!
You can’t go wrong with this recipe. It all comes together for a great dessert.
The strawberries give it amazing flavor and the sugar cookies, cream cheese and more make delicious layers. Everyone will enjoy it!
I loved eating those good humor strawberry shortcake ice cream bars with vanilla ice cream when I was a child. This recipe reminds me of those and brings back memories.
- Sugar Cookies
- Cream Cheese
- Heavy Cream
How to make Strawberry Crunch Bars:
First, grease a 9×13 baking dish and preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Next, crush the sugar cookies in a food processor. Personally, I love this food processor (and it is on sale right now).
Add 6 tablespoons of melted butter and pulse until blended. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
Bake for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Now it is time to wash, hull and slice the strawberries. I just love this Strawberry huller. It really speeds things up when hulling and slicing strawberries.
Whip heavy cream with sugar until peaks form. Add in softened cream cheese and mix until blended.
Fold in sliced strawberries. Spread mixture on top of cooled crust.
Crush remaining sugar cookies in blender and sprinkle over top of pan. Cover and place in freezer.
Remove from freezer about 15-30 minutes prior to serving time.
More ideas to try:
You can use freeze dried strawberries or frozen strawberries if you do not have fresh available. Golden oreo cookies also work in this recipe if you do not have sugar cookies on hand.
This also makes a delicious ice cream cake when you use vanilla ice cream. We love using what we have and trying new things with this recipe.
By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. If you have a crazy schedule, dessert can even be accomplished during busy weeks with quick and easy recipes like this one.
I actually cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! You can do the same thing and use that money for something else!
This is a great way to enjoy dessert on a budget. It can be done!
You can find all our easy desserts here for even more delicious options.
Tips for strawberry shortcake bars:
However, if you don’t have a food processor, you can also crush the cookies in a sealed plastic bag with a rolling pin.
I do love my food processor and it gets a ton of use. From baking and cooking and just lots of recipes. it is very handy. You will definitely get your money’s worth out of this gadget.
Just do what is best for you.
I often use the disposable pans for the cake if I’m taking it to a cook out or party. I like not having to worry about the pan.
This is a great recipe to take to potlucks or if you are taking a meal to someone. This dessert is always a hit and easy to transport.
Plus, it is very simple and inexpensive to prepare.
Try this easy and frugal dessert.
This is a great example of dessert that is easy and frugal but so amazing. It is simple enough to make anytime but special enough for company.
Let the kids help and make some memories in the kitchen! This dessert is the best.
Each bite is loaded with flavor and so creamy and delicious. Give it a try today!
You will be hooked once you make it and see how amazing it is. 🙂
Print the recipe for strawberry crunch bars below:
Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe
- 15 oz Sugar Cookies
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 6 tbsp melted Butter
- 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 lb Strawberries
- Grease 9×13 baking dish.
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Crush 10 oz of sugar cookies in food processor.
- Add 6 tablespoons of melted butter and pulse until blended.
- Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Wash, hull and slice strawberries.
- Whip heavy cream with sugar until peaks form.
- Add in softened cream cheese and mix until blended.
- Fold in sliced strawberries. Spread mixture on top of cooled crust.
- Crush remaining sugar cookies in blender and sprinkle over top of pan. Cover and place in freeezer.
- Remove from freezer about 15-30 minutes prior to serving time.
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More strawberry desserts:
- Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe
- Strawberry Cookies
- Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe
- Strawberry Jello Pie Recipe
- Strawberry Rice Kripies