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Strawberry Shortcake Squares Are Everything the Classic Dessert Is, Just More of It!

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Strawberry shortcake is one dessert i will never share, ever! Instead of saying no every time I decided to do something about it.

Every layer will keep you coming back for more. Creamy cheesecake,  crunchy graham crust, a sweet strawberry glaze and of course fresh berries!!! The best part is there's enough to feed at least 20 people! No more sharing!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 pound cake, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 16 ounce tub strawberry glaze
  • Optional Garnishes & Decorations:
  • Cool whip, melted chocolate, melted white chocolate, strawberries, mint leaves

Directions

For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a medium bowl until well-combined. Press into an 8x8-inch baking dish, then bake about 10 minutes. Cool completely before moving on to next steps.

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  1. Mix cream cheese in medium bowl. Beat on HIGH until smooth. Add powdered sugar, melted white chocolate, almond extract and vanilla extract. Beat until well smooth.
  2. Fold in 1 cup cool whip. Set aside.

For the Strawberry Glaze:

  1. Set aside 4 strawberries to slice for decoration.
  2. Mix together the remaining sliced strawberries and strawberry glaze. Set aside.
  3. Spread ½ cream cheese filling over the prepared pie crust.
  4. Place cake slices over the cream cheese filling-cut the cake slices to cover the holes where needed.
  5. Spread ½ strawberry mixture over the cream cheese filling.
  6. Place cake slices over strawberry mixture.
  7. Spread ½ cream cheese filling over the cake layer.
  8. Spread ½ strawberry mixture over cream cheese filling.
  9. Garnish with whipped cream and additional strawberries when ready to serve.

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