Decadent layers of sugar cookies, cream cheese, strawberries and more combine to make Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe. This classic dessert is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Strawberry Bars sliced and ready to serve on a plate.
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Strawberry season is upon us, and this delicious recipe is such an Easy Strawberry Dessert. The layers give you so much goodness in one bite. The bars taste just like Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe.

Did you eat the Good Humor Crunch ice cream bars growing up? I did and this recipe brings back fond memories. This is such a classic and delicious recipe.

The kids also love Strawberry Crunch Cake and Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

The sugar cookies add a layer of decadence you can’t resist. This recipe is a great dessert we make all year long.

I love recipes with cream cheese and that layer really makes it decadent. It is SO good with the strawberry flavors.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Strawberry Crunch Bars - sugar cookies, sugar, butter, cream cheese, heavy cream, strawberries.
  • Sugar Cookies. Golden Oreos make a good substitute. You could also try Easy Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe.
  • Sugar. Granulated sugar is needed for this recipe.
  • Butter. The butter needs to be melted.
  • Cream Cheese. Softened at room temperature to make it easier to blend.
  • Heavy Cream. Make sure it is cold before using. Don’t take it out of the fridge until ready to use.
  • Strawberries. Fresh is best but you can use frozen if you can’t find berries.

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How to Make Strawberry Crunch Bars

  • Step 1. First, get your 9×13 baking dish ready. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Go ahead and preheat the oven too.
Cookie crumbs in food processor.

Step 2. Next, crush the sugar cookies. You can use a food processor and it is fast and easy. However, if you do not have one, put the cookies in a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.

Melted butter added to crumbs and combined.

Step 3. Once crushed, add the melted butter to the food processor. Keep pulsing until blended together.

Crust pressed into baking dish and baked.

Step 4. Press the mixture into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake and set aside so it can cool.

Sliced strawberries on cutting board.

Step 5. Wash the berries and slice them.

Whipping cream and cream cheese combined.

Step 6. Whip the heavy cream with the sugar until stiff peaks form. Once it is the right consistency, add the softened cream cheese. Mix this together until smooth.

Strawberrie added to mixture.

Step 7. Carefully fold in the sliced berries by hand. Be very gentle as you do this, so the berries don’t lose their shape.

Mixture spread on top or crust.

Step 8. Finally, spread the mixture on the cooled sugar cookie crust.

Strawberry Bars sliced and ready to serve on a plate.

Step 9. Take the cookies that are remaining and crush them. Sprinkle all over the top of the pan.

Storage

Cover your pan with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer. This will make it easier to cut and serve when ready.

Then about 15 to 20 minutes before you are ready to serve, take out of the freezer and slice. Leftovers can be stored up to 5 days.

Pro Tips

  • Fruit. If you can’t get fresh fruit, you can use freeze-dried berries or frozen ones. Fresh is always best but sometimes not always possible.
  • Room temperature ingredients. Start with room temperature ingredients so it is easier to blend.
  • Don’t overmix. This will create air pockets in the whipped cream mixture. While it will still taste great, it will alter the appearance.
  • Don’t overbake the cookie crust. It will continue to cook in the baking dish and will become firmer as it sets.
  • Cut the bars easily. Allow to cool completely and use a sharp knife. Wipe the knife down between each slice.

More Strawberry Recipes

The recipe will still be absolutely delicious. I can’t wait for you to try this dessert. Serve shortcake bars for guests, family dinners, brunch, and more. Give this yummy recipe a try and leave a comment once you do.

Strawberry Bars sliced and ready to serve on a plate.

Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Decadent layers of sugar cookies, cream cheese, strawberries and more combine to make Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe. This classic dessert is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 541

Ingredients

  • 15 oz Sugar Cookies
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 6 tbsp melted Butter
  • 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 lb Strawberries
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Instructions

  • 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 freezer.
  • Remove from freezer about 15-30 minutes prior to serving time.
  • Refrigerate the leftovers in a covered container for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 541kcal, Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 5g, Fat 38g, Saturated Fat 19g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 406mg, Potassium 181mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 22g, Vitamin A 1007IU, Vitamin C 30mg, Calcium 69mg, Iron 2mg

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