Strawberry Shortcake Squares

54  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 3 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 24 servings.

In true strawberry shortcake style, these squares have sweet layers topped with fresh berries. What makes this version great? It can be made ahead and brought to the party.

Strawberry Shortcake Squares Recipe


  • 64 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 5 Tbsp. margarine or butter, melted
  • 2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) vanilla instant pudding
  • 2-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed frozen whipped topping
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries


  • Crush  40 wafers finely; mix with 3 Tbsp. sugar and margarine. Press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan.
  • Beat  pudding mixes and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in whipped topping; spread half over crust. Cover with layers of remaining wafers and pudding mixture. Refrigerate 3 hours. Meanwhile, toss strawberries with remaining sugar. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Serve  dessert topped with strawberries.

Recipe Tips

ShortcutInstead of refrigerating the dessert for 3 hours, freeze it for just 1 hour or until firm before cutting into squares.

Special ExtraGarnish each serving with a dollop of additional thawed whipped topping and a NILLA Wafer.

No-Mess Crumb CrustPlace 40 wafers in large resealable plastic bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the wafers in the bag. Add sugar and margarine; press down bag to remove excess air, then seal bag. Squeeze bag until mixture is well blended. Empty contents of bag into pan. Use back of spoon or small measuring cup to press crumb mixture onto bottom of pan.


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 140 
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Sodium 200 mg
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 15 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Vitamin A 2 %DV
  • Vitamin C 20 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 2 %DV

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