So I’m on a bit of a strawberry kick after making the Valentine’s Day Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow. I’ve always been a strawberry fan and pink is the perfect Valentine’s Day color! It’s the perfect color for any occasion actually.
My favorite way to eat a strawberry cake is with cream cheese icing, hands downs. But I didn’t want a cake. I wanted a bar. They’re a bit more portable. So today I bring you Strawberry Cream Cheese Bars.
And they are just what I wanted them to be. Soft. Chewy. Pink. Strawberry. Cream Cheese-y. Sprinkle-y. And very easy to make.
You start with by mixing the ever fabulous strawberry cake mix with melted butter and milk. Press half of it into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. You may think you won’t have enough to cover the bottom of the pan, but you will. Trust me.
Then mix together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Spread it over the strawberry layer.
Crumble the other half of the batter on top of the cream cheese mixture, sprinkle on some cute Valentine’s Day sprinkles and bake!
The hardest part is waiting until they’re cool to eat them. Delish!Print
Valentine’s Day Strawberry Cream Cheese Bars
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 24 Bars
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
These are Strawberry bars filled a cream cheese filling! A delicious combination!
- 1 box of strawberry cake mix
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup milk
- Sprinkles for the top (optional)
- 16 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Serving Size: 1 Bar
- Calories: 197
- Sugar: 17.1 g
- Sodium: 182.3 mg
- Fat: 10.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 24.2 g
- Protein: 2 g
- Cholesterol: 26 mg
Keywords: valentine's day strawberry cream cheese bars
Recipe modified from Inside BruCrew Life
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Hi Lindsay, I adore all your recipes. Could these be made without the cream cheese filling?
So glad you enjoy them! It’s been quite a while since I made these, but I think they’d be fine without the filling.
Hi, when you say 2 packages of cream cheese, what size packages are they? 8 oz?
Yes, 16 oz total. I’ll update the recipe so that it’s more clear. Thank you!
Hi lindsay. This is so irresistable im thinking of making this for my house party! The texture, is it crunchy like a bar, or spongy like a cake?
Hi Aisha! Its more cake-like.
These are SO cute!!
they’re so pink and pretty!! and i love the heart sprinkles!