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Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Bars

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Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 15
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Celebrate summer with a chilled version of the classic layered dessert.
By Roxana Yawgel
Updated Apr 28, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    Remove cookies from package; place cookies on cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely. (To speed up process, refrigerate cookies about 1 hour.)
  • 3
    Meanwhile, line 11x7-inch pan with cooking parchment paper.
  • 4
    Once cookies are cool, place in food processor. Cover; pulse a few times until all cookies are crumbled. Reserve 1 cup of the cookie crumbs. Pour remaining cookie crumbs into pan; press in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 5
    In mixer bowl with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add gelatin; stir to combine.
  • 6
    With rubber spatula, fold whipped topping and 1 cup of the chopped strawberries into cream cheese mixture. Spread over cookie crust. Top with remaining chopped strawberries.
  • 7
    Sprinkle reserved 1 cup cookie crumbs evenly over dessert; gently press with fingers. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  • 8
    To serve, cut into 5 rows by 3 rows to make 15 bars, or into 6 rows by 3 rows to make 18 bars.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you're on a vegetarian diet, you can leave the gelatin out, but remember to refrigerate a little longer.
  • tip 2
    These bars can be easily frozen and served as ice cream bars on hot summer days.

Nutrition Information

310 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 32g Total Carbohydrate, 20g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 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; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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