Berries and Cream Bars

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You can still find strawberries and blueberries in the store.

I highly suggest you go…like run to the store to pick some up.

Oh and while you are there pick up some yellow cake mix too.
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I love love love desserts that are super easy and transportable. These tasty little tidbits would be perfect for your next Bunko party or book club. Or send them with your significant other to work like I did and get them out of the house so you don’t eat them all.

My friend Shelly made these scrumptious looking Strawberry and Cream bars and got my creative juices flowing.

Yum, right? I wanted something similar, but different.

So basically it all starts with a cake mix. With a side of cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, berries and pecans…don’t forget the eggs to hold everything together.

See, everything is right in the world.
Berries and Cream Bars 002

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Berries and Cream Bars
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Serves: 24
 
A delicious bar dessert that starts off with a cake mix.
Ingredients
  • 1 box Yellow Cake mix
  • ½ cup(1 stick) Butter, room temperature
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Pecans, chopped
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1½ cups sliced Strawberries
  • 1½ cups Blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick foil or spray with non-stick spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the cake mix, butter and egg. This has the consistency of thick dough, so I recommend mixing it with your hands.
  4. Reserve 1 cup for topping and mix in the chopped pecans with the reserved dough.
  5. Pat the dough(without pecans) into the prepared pan, the layer will be thin.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese,sweetened condensed milk, egg and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.
  8. Pour mixture over the partially baked crust.
  9. Evenly distribute straberries and blueberries over mixture.
  10. Crumble topping evenly over fruit.
  11. Bake for 35-40 minutes
  12. Allow to cool completely.
  13. Refrigerate before cutting.

 

Comments

  1. 1

    you know I make my fruit crumb bars all the time and never once thought to use cake mix.
    i did use it once for muffins and they came out quite good.
    excellent idea ms thing
    heyyyyyy

  2. 2

    These sound so fabulous! Yum!

  3. 3

    This is a great summer dessert. They probably would be good with a scoop of ice cream too…yum!

  4. 4

    I make a similar recipe with peaches! It is always a huge hit but I should try changing it up with the mixed fruit!

  5. 5

    Ooh, those look yummy!

  6. 6

    SO you went and added sweetened condensed milk, did ya? Pure genius!

  7. 7

    Those would be so perfect for our next Bunko game! Simple enough I could make them after work since I never make dinner for the family on my nights out! ;)

  8. 8

    how pretty. i’m fairly certain that any time cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk combine, a fairy is born. :)

  9. 9

    Just printed, I know a co-worker that will love these.