I have a serious sweet tooth. I come by it honestly, genetically even, since I grew up in a family full of loyal dessert eaters. Both sets of my grandparents insisted on serving dessert, often ice cream or pie, every night after dinner. My dad liked ice cream so much that when we were on vacations it was a ritual to stop somewhere for a cone around 4:00 each afternoon.
Consequently my family also eats a lot of dessert, nearly every day. It's one of the ways we reward our kids for eating a nutritious dinner.
My family also happens to love COOL WHIP Whipped Topping in all kinds of everyday desserts. My husband cannot even eat pumpkin pie, his favorite, without COOL WHIP. It's a must. I personally prefer just taking whole strawberries and dipping them in a bit of COOL WHIP.
Mike's mom is a pretty fantastic cook and she has lots of great dessert recipes. Years ago she introduced me to an easy dessert using COOL WHIP called Strawberry Cream Dessert.
6 Tbsp. Sugar
10 Tbsp. Butter/margarine, melted
8 oz. Cream Cheese softened
1 C. confection sugar
24 oz. COOL WHIP thawed
1 – 3 oz. strawberry Jell-O
½ C. boiling water
1 C. strawberry yogurt
2 Tbsp. Graham Cracker crumbs
1 ½ tsp. sugar
1 ½ tsp. butter/margarine, melted
In a bowl, combine crumbs, sugar & butter. Press into an ungreased 13X9 pan. Refrigerate for 15 min.
In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and confection sugar until smooth. Whisk in 1 Cup of COOL WHIP and spread over prepared crust.
In large bowl, dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Whisk in yogurt and 6 C. COOL WHIP until blended.
Pour over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 1 hour. Spread remaining COOL WHIP over strawberry layer. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, combine topping and sprinkle over COOL WHIP.
It's wonderfully delicious, light and sweet. Results is happy families and dinner party guests.
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