Mr. Food: Icebox Strawberry Shortcake Bars

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!