Summer days could never be better when there are Strawberry Banana Cream Pie Bars involved! No matter how hot it is outside, these bars are sure to refresh and impress!Probably my favorite pie of all time is this Deluxe Strawberry Cream Pie that my mom used to make, growing up. I have yet to try a version of strawberry pie that I love more.
So, after inviting some friends over for a Memorial Day BBQ a little while ago, I was trying to decide what dessert to make.
I have this problem where I always experiment with new recipes on our guests. I don’t know why I do this, but I do. Maybe I work better under pressure. 🙂 Usually it ends up working out, but sometimes I have to end up serving something simple like a boxed brownie mix or root beer floats because of a major fail.
This was not one of those instances. This was an incredible win on all counts. And, boy, was it a relief!
Today’s phenomenal creation was inspired by my mom’s famous pie, but I didn’t want to fuss with a time-consuming crust. So I made a sugar cookie dough for the base instead, spread the most incredible whipped cream/cream cheese concoction over that, then finished it with a glaze that will make you want to lick the spoon and pot clean and some sliced fresh strawberries and bananas.
Oh man, this is good! Good is a serious understatement.
I texted my mom and sisters a photo after the dessert masterpiece was complete. I live to tempt them. 🙂
I’ve always made my sugar cookie dough by hand, but then my mom informed me that these would be so much easier and probably just as tasty if I had used store-bought sugar cookie dough. I’ve come to the conclusion that I like to do things the hard way.
Anyhow, I will stand by this sugar cookie recipe forever, but if you are short on time or are just feeling lazy, by all means, use the pre-made dough. The results will still be scrumptious!
I mean, how can you possibly go wrong with a magical combo like sugar cookies, strawberries, bananas, whipped cream and the most perfect berry glaze?
Your summer gatherings need these bars! They will receive nothing but praise and glory. Enjoy!