Recipe by JELL-O
"In these irresistible bars, layers of strawberry whipped topping, lemon pudding, and sweetened cream cheese sit atop a honey graham crust."
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1 1/2 cups
finely crushed HONEY MAID Honey Grahams
butter or margarine, melted
2 (8 ounce) packages
PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
cold milk, divided
2 pkg. (4 serving size)
JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 (8 ounce) tub
COOL WHIP Strawberry Whipped Topping, thawed
Very good! My sister in law makes these but uses banana pudding instead. The strawberry cool whip is not always in stock at local stores.
Taking the "heads up" from Tunatwist, I used regular Cool Whip rather than the strawberry, folding in some pureed frozen strawberries. I also added a little lemon zest to the pudding for fresher flavor. Not a bad dessert for something so easy.
I think I ate almost the whole pan myself! I lined the pan with foil which I sprayed with non-stick spray. I followed the crust and cream cheese-layer directions, but instead of using pudding mixes, I used a can of lemon pie filling. And I didn't use the strawberry cool whip since it's gotten not-good reviews, I just used regular low-fat whipped topping. Pretty good! It wants to be a lemon cheesecake, but it's a little less bad for you. :)
I made these for a potluck and they were devoured within minutes! I absolutely HATE flavored cool whip, so I sliced about 2 cups of fresh strawberries and folded them into plain cool whip. Fabulous.
This wasn't terrible, but I just couldn't get past the fake strawberry flavor from the Cool Whip. It would have been much better using regular Cool Whip with real strawberries mixed in.
i made exactly as written, except i used 1/3 less fat cream cheese, fat free pudding mix and low-fat graham crackers. i would give this recipe 5 stars except for the somewhat jarring fake strawberry taste of the cool whip. i would suggest using 1/2 the amt. of strawberry cool whip...that's what i'm doing next time, anyway. and, there WILL be a next time--it's too easy and everything else abt. the recipe tasted great.
I took the advice of others and used regular whip cream with sliced strawberries instead of strawberry flavored whip cream. I also used neufchatel cheese (cream cheese with 1/3 less fat) and sugar free lemon pudding. This cuts down on calories but still gives it the great taste. The only problem that I had is I made this the day before and the strawberry juices made it a little runny.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Strawberry-Lemon Squares
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 107
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