No-Bake Berry Squares Recipe
The shortbread crust is easily made by crushing store-bought shortbread cookies, tossing the crumbs in butter, and pressing them in a baking dish. The filling uses Junket Danish Dessert, which thickens in the microwave, and the berries are added. Real whipped cream is a must for the top. The bonus is that this luscious dessert can be made the day before.
You can be fairly certain that this easy summer dessert will become a favorite, no matter which berries you have on hand.
16 ounces (or thereabouts) shortbread cookies, finely crushed or ground
4 tablespoons melted butter
4 ounces Raspberry flavored Junket Danish Dessert
1 cup water
4 cups fresh berries - raspberries, blackberries, sliced strawberries, blueberries or a mix
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Fresh mint sprigs
- Spray a 9 x 13" baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Mix the cookie crumbs and melted butter; press into the prepared dish and place in the refrigerator.
- Whisk together the Danish Dessert and water.
- Microwave on high power for 2 minutes; whisk until smooth and microwave an additional 2-3 minutes or until the mixture is boiling and clear.
- Whisk until smooth and stir in the berries, saving a few for garnish.
- Spread the berry mixture over the crust.
- Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the berry mixture; refrigerate until set.
- Whip the cream and the powdered sugar until stiff peaks form; spread over the chilled berry mixture.
- Garnish with the reserved berries and mint sprigs.
- Cut into 16 squares.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 156
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 54% Protein 2% Carb. 44%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Sodium 118 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 36% Calcium 0% Iron 1%
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