Like all of my popular Dream Bar recipes, these NO BAKE Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dream Bars are sure to be a crowd favorite as well. In every bite you’ll taste the chocolate Oreo crust, creamy vanilla cheesecake, Lucky Leaf Premium Strawberry Fruit Filling or Topping, chocolate fudge pudding, and whipped topping. I dare you not to fall in love with this incredibly easy no bake dessert.
Here we are again, and just in time for Easter, too!
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It’s time for another one of my easy, no bake dream bar desserts.
Otherwise known as dessert lasagna, layered lush, etc.
But I like to call them Dream Bars because they are just that.
This showstopper of a dessert is going to be an incredible addition to your Easter dessert table.
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One bite of these and I seriously think you’ll fall in love with that strawberry chocolate combination.
Why is this dessert so gosh darn delicious?
It’s the Lucky Leaf Premium Strawberry Fruit Filling or Topping, of course!
Using it makes it so easy to put this no bake dessert together, too.
You don’t need to worry about creating it, all you have to do is scoop it out of the can and voila, très magnifique!
What you can do with Lucky Leaf Premium Fruit Filling or Toppings is limited only by your imagination.
So let’s get creative and use Lucky Leaf!
What do I need to make this chocolate covered strawberry dessert?
- Chocolate Oreos with filling – no need to remove it.
- chocolate fudge pudding
you can also use any other chocolate flavor, doesn’t have to be chocolate fudge. All will be equally delicious.
- milk –
ONLY use 1 ½ cups milk. Do not use the 2 cups called for on the pudding box. We want the pudding to be a bit thicker, not runny when the dessert is sliced.
- cream cheese
- confectioners’ sugar
- pure vanilla extract –
yes, you can use just vanilla extract, but I highly suggest the pure if you can. It does make a difference in taste.
- Whipped topping or my recipe for Stabilized Whipped Cream.
My stabilized whipped cream can be used as a substitute in all of my Dream Bars desserts and tastes just as delicious.
- Lucky Leaf Premium Strawberry Fruit Filling or Topping –
this is one ingredient you cannot omit otherwise they wouldn’t be Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dream Bars now then, would they?
- semi-sweet chocolate chips for drizzling
I really think you’ll enjoy these no bake bars just as much as we do, and I think they’ll be a wonderful addition to any dessert menu.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dream Bars
- 8 X 8-inch baking pan
- 28 Chocolate Oreos with filling divided
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 3.9 ounces instant chocolate fudge pudding
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 6 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- ½ cup confectioners' sugar
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 8 ounces Cool Whip or 1 recipe of my Stabilized Whipped Cream divided
- 21 ounces Lucky Leaf Premium Strawberry Fruit Filling or Topping divided
- ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Prepare an 8 X 8-inch baking dish by lining it with parchment, if desired. This will allow you to lift the bars out of the pan and cut them evenly into squares.
- Melt the butter in a medium microwavable bowl, and place 20 of the Oreo cookies with filling into a blender or food processor to crush into fine crumbs. Add the crumbs to the butter and mix well.
- Place the cookie mixture into the pan and spread to the sides, patting down to even it out. Place into the freezer to set for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, mix the pudding with the 1 ½ cups of milk. DO NOT use 2 cups of milk as is called for on the package. We want the consistency of the pudding to be thicker and not runny. Place into the fridge to set.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Scrape down the bowl and add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Beat again until completely mixed. With a rubber spatula, mix in 1 ½ cups of the Cool Whip or Stabilized Whipped Cream, and mix well.
- Remove the crust from the freezer and place dollops of the cheesecake filling onto the crust. Using an offset spatula, spread the cream evenly to all sides of the pan.
- Using 1 cup of the Lucky Leaf Premium Strawberry Fruit Filling or Topping, place spoonfuls over the cheesecake layer and gently spread.
- Put dollops of the pudding on top of the strawberry filling and spread evenly to all edges of the pan.
- Place dollops of remaining Cool Whip or Stabilized Whipped Cream on top and completely cover. Place into the freezer for a minimum of two hours before serving.
- Using the remaining strawberry fruit filling, put spoonfuls around the top of the whipped and cream and spread as best you can. Remove the bars by lifting the parchment out of the pan. Place the remaining 8 Oreos into a plastic bag and crumble them. Sprinkle them on top of the dessert.
- In a small microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Stir, and microwave for an additional 10 seconds and again if needed, stirring in between until chips are completely melted. Drizzle over the crushed Oreos and strawberry topping.
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Take a look at some of my other Dream Bar recipes.
There’s truly something for everyone.
Banana Pudding Dream Bars, Irish Cream Dream Bars, Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars, and Red Velvet Cherry Dream Bars.
If you prefer chocolate, then the original Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars, and Chocolate Mint Dream Bars have your name all over them.
There are also Orange Creamsicle Dream Bars, Oreo Pudding Dream Bars, and Circus Animal Cookie Dream Bars.You can even enjoy them for the holidays with these incredible No Bake Pumpkin Dream Bars, and Cranberry Orange Dream Bars.
Comments & Reviews
These look delicious! If you prefer not to use the canned strawberries, can you provide an alternative suggestion? Thank you!
You could use fresh strawberries if you’d like.
Just finished making these and put in freezer like instructed. I know they will be amazing! I am excited to serve them tomorrow!
So that I am not serving frozen bars…should I let them defrost in fridge or room temp?…and for how long?
Hey Lisa, thank you so much!
I would definitely defrost them in the fridge about 5 hours before you’re going to serve them.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Also, is the cool whip frozen? Or defrosted?!
Kat, in all the recipes, the Cool Whip is defrosted. It wouldn’t be spreadable if still frozen.
I make a Lemon lush that is like your recipes but I will definitely tree many of your no bake recipes! They sound delicious. Thanks.
Thank you, Wendy. I hope you like them!
Not an Oreo fan. Substitute with chocolate graham crackers?
Erin, you can definitely do that if you’d like or use another kind of cookie. You just want to make sure you have 1 ½ cups of cookie crumbs for the crust.
I didn’t put them in the freezer at all and they turned out wonderful! I will be making these again soon!
Are you able to give this recipe for keto diet? Cream cheese and whip cream are great but all the sugar from Oreos.;no thanks
Ruth, I am completely unfamiliar with the requirements for a Keto diet, so unfortunately I’m of no help. I couldn’t even give you any suggestions, except maybe trying another dessert? Sorry.
This isn’t a keto recipe page. You should try go ogling keo recipes
Can you use suger free ingredients on this..
Sharon, I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to. I am not that familiar with sugar-free products, so unfortunately can’t give you accurate information, but they should work!
LISA SCHULZ says
My husband was relentless in pushing for me to make these for him. I finally caved. These are exrraordrinarily delicious, and we thank you for sharing your recipe. It was time consuming though, for which I am not a fan of for making a dessert., but I would definitely make these again. I used your stabiled whipped cream recipe, and skipped a step (to reduce the amount of dirty dishes I created making this recipe). Instead of whipping the cream cheese filling and the stabilized whipped cream separately then combining. I made the stabilized whipped cream first, then in the same bowl added the ingredients for the cream cheese filling (cream cheese, vanilla, and confectioner’s sugar) and mixed well in my stand mixer then beat it again for no more than 30 seconds. In my opinion, this was sufficient and the combined filling came out fluffy and delicious! Thank you again! The Desparts
My kids (16-b, 13-g, 12-g) helped me make these last night and we took them to our family Mother’s Day dinner. They were an absolute hit! Very delicious! We will definitely be making them again. Thank you!
Misty, thank you so much for letting me know. I am so thrilled to hear that! I absolutely LOVE that is was a family activity, too! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day and I’m honored to have been a part of it. Thank you. ❤️
Hey I am really interested to try these. Could you use margarine instead of butter?
Erica, I have never used margarine in any of my recipes, and not sure what the outcome would be. With that said, I know that it is substituted a lot for butter in different recipes, so I don’t see why it wouldn’t. Use the same amount as you would for the butter. If you do, I’d love to hear what you thought, so please leave a comment as I’m sure there are other people wondering the same. Thanks and enjoy it!
These were way better than I expected! Thanks for the recipe. Should leftovers be frozen or will refrigeration be sufficient?
Tanya, thank you so much! I am so happy to hear that!
I have a chocolate cherry dream bar coming in the next few weeks, so be on the lookout for that one, too!
You can refrigerate the leftovers for up to 3 days. If there’s more left after that, I would suggest you freeze them. I haven’t frozen leftovers for an extended period of time because usually whenever I make any of my dream bar recipes, the family polishes them off in a matter of days. My suggestion would be to freeze them tightly covered no long than a month. Hope that helps and would love your feedback if you do so.
I made this with Cherry and with strawberry in round pans. I omitted the extra fruit on top and the melted chocolate on top. I think the cookies on top were enough. This is very yummy. The fruits in the middle give a nice sweet flavor. The next time I make this, I’m gonna try using a cupcake pan. This way, I get a pretty presentation in an easy serving size. I am sure you could also make this with graham crumbs in place of the Oreos and it would be just as yummy.
I’m not sure how best to store this so I’m just putting it back in the freezer.
Michelle, I love what you did and the changes you made. I also love the idea of using a cupcake pan for individual servings. That’s brilliant! I might just have to do that with one of my upcoming dream bar recipes.
The thing I love about these recipes is that you can adapt them to your tastes – like substituting the graham cracker crumbs for the Oreos or vice versa.
You can store the dessert covered for up to three days in the fridge or up to a month in the freezer…IF it even lasts that long. 😉
Thanks so much for your comment and feedback!
Beth W. says
Can I use the entire 8 oz. package of cream cheese or 1/2 pack (4 oz.) ? I don’t like wasting and have recipes that require 4 oz. but don’t know what I’d do with 2 oz. left over from this recipe.
Beth, you can definitely use the entire 8 ounces of cream cheese, and just keep the amounts of the other ingredients the same. I would definitely recommend using the 8 ounces instead of using just the 4. Enjoy them!
These look delicious-can this be made as a trifle instead of bars?
Karen, I think this dessert would work as a trifle. Enjoy!
Monica howarth says
Do I double recipe for 9×13 pan.
Monica, yes, you would double the recipe when using a 9 X 13-inch pan. I hope everyone loves it!