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Creamy Berry Bars

The perfect dessert to snack on in between getting to know new friends

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.


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
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup raspberry preserves
  • 3 Tablespoons flour

For the Topping

  • 2 pints fresh raspberries, washed and dried


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.