Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Bowl

Photo Credit: Tiny House Brewing

Photo Credit: Tiny House Brewing

Everyone has been on the receiving end of cookie baskets, but how many times have you received a cheesecake bowl? A trifle bowl or glass dish lets you see the delicious layers of this sweet and fruity dessert!  Perfect for a Sunday brunch or after-dinner treat, the pudding and layers of strawberries will make this an instant favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel Cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 2 cups thawed Lite Cool Whip, divided
  • 2 cups frozen pound cake cubes (1 inch)
  • 1 square BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate

Directions:

1. Combine berries and sugar; refrigerate until ready to use. Beat Neufchatel cheese with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mix; mix well. Whisk in 1-1/2 cups Cool Whip.

2. Spoon half the Neufchatel cheese mixture into 2-1/2-qt. bowl. Top with layers of cake, berries and remaining Neufchatel cheese mixture. Refrigerate 4 hours.

3. Melt chocolate; drizzle over trifle. Top with remaining Cool Whip.