Creamy Berry Bars

The perfect dessert to snack on in between getting to know new friends
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Being a party guest sometimes means sacrificing the ability to sit down and dig into a big piece of cake. These Hood Creamy Berry Bars are the perfect size to snack on in between getting to know new friends. Bring these to the party and you’ll never miss out on the dessert table again. For more delicious seasonal recipes visit Hood.com.

Be the life of the party without missing out on dessert. Recipe courtesy of Hood.

Enjoy a handheld treat with these Creamy Berry Bars from Hood.

24
Servings
224
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 8  Tablespoons  butter plus one Tbsp.
  • 2  Cups  plain graham cracker crumbs (twenty eight squares, crushed)
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar

For the filling:

  • 3, 8  Ounces  packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2  Cups  Hood Light Sour Cream
  • 3/4  Cups  sugar
  • large eggs
  • 1/2  Cup  raspberry preserves
  • 3  Tablespoons  flour

For the Topping

  • pints fresh raspberries, washed and dried

Directions

For the crust:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Melt the 8 tablespoons of butter.  Reserve.  Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with the 1 tablespoon of butter.

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar.  Firmly and evenly layer the mixture in the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow the crust to cool completely. 

For the filling:

Add the cream cheese to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on low to medium speed until smooth. Add the sour cream and mix until combined.  Add ¾ cup sugar and beat until fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition.  Add the raspberry preserves and flour, and mix on medium speed until completely smooth. 

Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until edges are slightly brown and the center is somewhat firm.  Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes.  

For the Topping

When cooled, cut into 24 squares. Just before serving, top each square with raspberries and sifted powdered sugar.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
73µg
10%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
24mg
2%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
36mg
5%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
172mg
11%
Water
17g
1%

Berry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Berry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

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