Creamy Layered Lemon Squares

13  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 4 hr 30 min total
  • Makes 20 servings.

Creamy lemon and fresh strawberry layers make every bite a luscious mix of bright citrus and sweet berry.

Creamy Layered Lemon Squares Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1-1/2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, sliced (about 3 cups), divided
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Instructions

  • Mix  graham crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter in 13x9-inch dish; press onto bottom of dish.
  • Beat  cream cheese and remaining sugar in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Whisk in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP; spread over crust. Top with 2 cups strawberries. Refrigerate.
  • Add  boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in ice cubes until melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until thickened. Whisk in remaining COOL WHIP; spread over strawberry layer. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Serve topped with remaining strawberries.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseSweets can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.

How to Soften Cream CheesePlace completely unwrapped packages of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 20 sec. or just until softened.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 20 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 230 
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 35 mg
  • Sodium 210 mg
  • Carbohydrate 26 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 18 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 8 %DV
  • Vitamin C 20 %DV
  • Calcium 2 %DV
  • Iron 2 %DV

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