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strawberry shortcake squares

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Chris T.
East Hampton, NY

This is a recipe I grabbed in the grocery store near the Jello puddings display...I believe it is on also. It is not your typical shortcake but it is REALLY good and easy to make. I like to make it the night before so I can just grab it the next day and's been a big hit at barbeques and family gatherings.

★★★★★ 1
serves 16-24 Servings Total time:3 hours 15 minutes(includes refrigerating)

Ingredients For strawberry shortcake squares

  • 64
    vanilla wafers,divided
  • 1/4 c
  • 5 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 c
    cold milk
  • 2 pkg
    (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 1/2 c
    cool whip (that is 1/2 of an 8 oz tub)
  • 3 c

How To Make strawberry shortcake squares

  • 1
    Crush 40 Vanilla wafers and mix with 3 tablespoons of the sugar and the melted butter until well blended.
  • 2
    Press firmly into 13x9 baking pan and set aside.
  • 3
    Pour milk into large bowl and add pedding mixes. Beat with whisk for 2 minutes or until well blended.
  • 4
    Gently stir(fold) in Cool whip.
  • 5
    Spread HALF of the pudding mixture over the crust.
  • 6
    Top with remaining 24 vanilla wafers(whole not crushed).
  • 7
    Spread remaining pudding mixture over the wafers.
  • 8
    Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • 9
    Meanwhile toss sliced strawberries with remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 10
    Cut into 16-24 squares and serve each topped with about 2 tablespoons of the sweetened strawberries. Refrigerate any leftover.