@GrandBabyCakes - No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

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Jocelyn from Grandbaby Cakes joined us at the Everything Food Conference in the Vitamix Test Kitchen.

Makes 9 large/16 small squares

For the Cookie Crust
2 c shortbread or graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp granulated sugar
½ c butter, melted

For the Strawberry Cheesecake Filling
2 (8 oz) cream cheese packages, room temperature
1 c granulated sugar
1 ¼ c strawberries, thinly sliced
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c whipped cream or whipped topping


For the Cookie Crust
Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper leaving some outside of the pan.
Next in a medium sized bowl, whisk cookie crumbs, granulated sugar and melted butter together until combined. 

Press cookie mixture into the bottom of the pan.  Refrigerate for 45-60 minutes.

For the Strawberry Cheesecake Filling
While cookie crust chills, add cream cheese, sugar, strawberries and vanilla to Vitamix.  
Blend mixture starting at Variable 1 and going up to Variable 9 and blend until smooth.  If needed, use the tamper to push all the ingredients down towards the blades.  This will insure everything is blended evenly and smoothly.

Add half of whipped cream to cheesecake filling and gently fold in using a spatula.  Repeat with remaining whipped cream.

Remove baking pan with crust from refrigerator and pour filling into baking pan and smooth with a spatula. Freeze cheesecake for at least 4 hours then use a hot knife cut into 3 rows horizontally and vertically creating 9 squares.