Strawberry Shortcake Creamcheese Bars
Try this Strawberry Shortcake Creamcheese Bars recipe in the middle of winter, and get a hint of summer when you make them. Everyone will love having fresh strawberries in this Strawberry Shortcake Creamcheese Bars recipe if you can find them in the winter. Today, of course, you can generally find most fruit year round. The fruit is usually best when you eat it in season, of course, but in the middle of the winter few things taste better, even when they are not at their very best, than some fresh fruit. It just speaks to winter being over, and the sun coming out, and all things fresh and green. So make this Strawberry Shortcake Creamcheese Bars recipe to celebrate that, although winter might be here, spring is sure to follow.
This creamcheese bar recipe is so quick and easy to make you could have the kids do it. Or let the kids do one part, while you make up the other part. This recipe has two sections. The first part is the base layer, which is made up with butter, sugar, eggs and flour, and then baked to create a dense layer. That layer is covered with a sort of cream cheese mixture that combines cream cheese with ready whip topping. You could also make this layer with real whipped cream, and really, since you are choosing to use fresh berries, also consider using real whipped cream. It is a lot of fun to whip cream up, and it can give the kids another chore to do as well as some experience both using the mixer and whipping cream. Finally, it is just a wonderful and beautiful thing to do, watching the cream solidify and come together in a thick and rich mix.
This recipe is easy to make, and is best served very cold. Just before you serve it up, add plenty of berries to each piece. Everyone will line up to get this lovely blend of cake, cream and berries. Few flavors beat this particular combination, and when it is made with such a simple recipe, you might as well make it often. And if that is not enough to convince you to make this dish tonight, remember just how healthy and nutritious strawberries are for you. Besides me chock full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and even a small amount of protein, strawberries are loaded with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories. Choose organic varieties, and try to get them as ripe as possible if you are buying them out of season. That will ensure the best quality of strawberries that is possible, and also that the berries are at their nutritional maximum. Fruit is always better ripe. Enjoy this great Strawberry Shortcake Creamcheese Bars recipe soon!
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