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Berries and Cream Bars

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 9

These beautiful cereal dessert bars topped with a sweetened cream cheese layer and studded with colorful berries are way easier to make than they look. Serve as a weekday family treat, or bring them to spring and summer potlucks! MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3
cups Very Berry Cheerios™ cereal
1/2
cup butter, melted
8
oz cream cheese, softened
1/3
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries), rinsed and drained

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, leaving extra foil hanging over sides of pan. Coarsely crush cereal. In medium bowl, mix crushed cereal and melted butter; stir until mixed well. Press mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy and smooth. Carefully spread onto cooled crust; top with berries.
  • 3
    Cover and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Remove bars from pan by overhanging foil; cut into 3x3 rows.

Expert Tips

  • If desired, sprinkle berries with powdered sugar before serving.
  • Bars are best served within 1 to 2 days. Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
11g
57%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
230mg
10%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
14g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 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; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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