July 2, 2015

Cooking up Memories: No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

This recipe came from my Aunt Sandy (the same one who gave me the pound cake recipe I made a few weeks ago).  

When I had first seen this recipe in my collection, I knew it would be perfect for summer.  It was so easy to put together and was a great (and pretty light) summer treat.  We had our friends Andy and Ivy over for dinner last night, so I thought it would be a perfect dessert for that occasion.  I think it turned out pretty well and was a great cool treat at the end of a warm day!

No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake
*3 lbs fresh Strawberries, sliced *2 (8 ounce) tubs fat-free whipped topping (or use regular or light {I used light because that's what I could find!}) *1 (14.4 oz) box graham crackers *1/4 cup milk chocolate morsels
1. Spread a small amount of whipped topping on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan.  Place 5 graham cracker sheets down the middle and break 2 more sheets into crackers to fit down the sides.  Lightly cover the top of the graham crackers with more whipped topping and then a layer of strawberries.  Repeat three times, until you have four layers of graham crackers (you may be a few crackers short on the top layer, but that's ok).  You'll end with a lay of strawberries on top {I only did 3 layers of everything and it filled my 9x13 pan!}
2. Place milk chocolate chip morsels in a plastic bag.  Microwave in 10 second intervals until melted.  Snip the end of the plastic bag and drizzle chocolate over top of cake {I completely skipped this part.  I kind of forgot about it.  But the dessert was great even without the chocolate, so I'll definitely have to make it again with the topping!}
3. Refrigerate covered for at least four hours, or until the crackers have softened completely.  Cake will last well for two days.  It will still be good on the third day, but the strawberries will start to get juicy and leak into the whipped topping.  It will still taste good, but it won't be as pretty.

Perfect dessert for a summer night at the grill!

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