Icebox Strawberry Shortcake Bars


Icebox Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Icebox Strawberry Shortcake Bars
4 Hr
20 Min

If you're looking for a nostalgic strawberry shortcake recipe, our Icebox Strawberry Shortcake Bars will make you feel like a kid again. The creamy fruit taste is perfect for an outdoor summer picnic, a get-together, or as a romantic dessert. It's a strawberry-licious treat that's sure to impress!

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons finely crushed sugar cookies, divided (see Note)
  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 2 cups cookie crumbs and the butter; mix well. Press firmly into the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Beat in cream cheese just until it's evenly mixed. With a rubber spatula, gently stir in strawberries. Evenly spread over the crust.
  5. Top with remaining 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs and refrigerate 4 hours, or until ready to serve.

Before You Start Cooking!

  • Keep it simple and pick a box of your favorite store-bought sugar cookies for this recipe!
  • Go ahead and add some fresh berries and fresh mint as garnish for an even classier feel to this decadent dessert! 
  • We have a variety of strawberry shortcake recipes in our Easy Strawberry Desserts collection! 
  • Our Whipped Cream Dessert Recipes are perfect for cooling off in the summer! 


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 15

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 274
  • Calories from Fat 182
  • Total Fat 20g 31 %
  • Saturated Fat 11g 55 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 2.4g 5 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 62mg 21 %
  • Sodium 165mg 7 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 22g 7 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3 %
  • Sugars 15g 0 %

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Does this dish not look just yummy! This too can grace your table if you have the six ingredients and can follow five easy steps. I would love to have this icebox strawberry shortcake on my table the next time I serve dessert. How about you?

In all honestly, is this not the easiest bar recipe? If you present this to family and friends they would think you slaved in the kitchen to create such a beautiful dessert. Recipe shows that it will serve 15. That must be a mightly little bar.

Redi - whip will not work since it will easily "deflate" from the weight of the berries. This recipe is fun and festive, and such a big time saver compared to serving up individual shortcakes made with pound cake - great for a crowd! I would only use fresh berries, as the frozen can have a little too much moisture that comes out, and can also dissolve the whipped cream.

can I use cool whip or canned whip cream like redi whip) I don't have much luck making whipped cream?

Hi there! While the Test Kitchen has not made this recipe with frozen whipped topping, we do believe that it is an acceptable substitution. You can substitute 2 cups frozen whipped topping for the 1 cup heavy cream. We do not think that canned whipped cream would make a good substitute. Enjoy!


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