Neapolitan Dessert

filed under: Brownies on May 13, 2013

I am a sucker for all things Neapolitan. And this Neapolitan Dessert is a perfect way to enjoy that famous strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla combination! If you love desserts, don’t miss my Piggy Pie Dessert! Better yet, how about some creamy delicious Cheesecake?


Neapolitan Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A fun way to enjoy strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, neapolitan bars
Servings: 12 bars
Author: Amanda Rettke
Strawberry Bars
  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries, (about 2 cups after emulsified)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • food coloring if desired
Cookie Crust
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) Oreo prepackaged pie crust
  1. In blender or food processor, puree strawberries and water until smooth. Add in eggs, Sweetened Condensed Milk and salt. Blend until very smooth. (add food coloring now if desired)
  2. Line 9x13 pan with a layer of parchment paper.
  3. Spread Oreo crust (crumbs) on the bottom of the pan. (I used two packages which equal 12 ounces) Pour 4 tablespoons melted butter over crumbs and flatten. Put the pan in freezer to set crumbs. After about 15 minutes, you can remove from freezer and pour Strawberry filling over crumbs.

  4. Place bars into 350°F oven for 25 minutes. Keep an eye on them, you do not want the strawberry filling to turn brown on top.
  5. Remove from oven and chill for a few hours before serving. When ready to serve prepare whipped cream or some Cool Whip and pipe with 1M tip.


Neapolitan Bars with Oreo Crust

Neapolitan Dessert

I have made 11 pans of bars in the last week.  But these… well. I think it’s safe to say that these are my favorite.

  • Oreo crust
  • Creamy strawberry filling
  • Vanilla whipped cream

Um, yeah. It’s good.

Neapolitan Bars with Oreo Crust

What is a Neapolitan Dessert?

This recipe is delicious if you love all the flavors included, but what does it taste like? The strawberry layer is similar to jello in consistency, smooth and creamy. The dark chocolate layer is a sharp contrast to the subtle strawberries, and the whipped cream is just plain awesome. Who doesn’t love piles of whipped cream?

Homemade Whipped Cream

For an extra fun twist, pipe out some whipped cream dollops around the top of your dessert! I like a 1M tip and my homemade whipped cream recipe.

  • 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)

In the clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment,  add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Start mixing on low speed, then increase the speed to medium-high until soft peaks form, about 3-5 minutes.

Oreo Crust

The bars rest on a bed of Oreo crust deliciousness. And can I just tell you, I have the BEST little tip on how to get perfect Oreo crust.  I use Oreo PIE crust!  No food processor.  No endless hours of separating oreo cream from cookie to only end up in my belly anyway.

Simple. Easy.  Awesome.

For this recipe, I used 2 packages. I prefer a nice, thick crust!

Neapolitan Bars with Oreo Crust

How to Halve This Neapolitan Dessert Recipe

If you want to half the recipe you sure can!  Just use an 8×8 pan and only one package of Oreo Pie Crust.

I also kept the bars chilled while not being served.  When left out at room temperature the strawberry filling was a little soft for my liking.

Neapolitan Bars with Oreo Crust

**See more of my Neapolitan Obsession here!**

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  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    I am in total love!! These look fabulous!

  • Ida says:

    The Whipped cream loks amazing, too… How did you flavor it (vanilla essence? bean?), and what tip did you use to apply it?

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Such a gorgeous color and that chocolate drizzle is a must!

  • Manju @ Manju'sEatingDelights says:

    Thats absolutely gorgeous Amanda…
    umm…I guess u missed out the oreo crust in your list of ingredients, but we all know its there anyways 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      I didn’t list it in the ingredients because the ingredients are only for the bars. I talk about it in three separate places though so I was hoping it would be obvious! Sorry!

  • Courtney says:

    I think I’d need a tray of these for myself. Also.. they are beautiful 🙂

  • Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen says:

    These look incredible! Seriously so delicious! I love the gorgeous pink colour too!

  • Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen says:

    I love neopolitan color scheme on things! I never liked neopolitan growing up, but I can’t get enough now!

  • Kiran @ says:

    Incredible! Love the creativity of creating Neapolitan using all these delicious layers 🙂

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    Oh yum, Amanda! This looks so creamy and delicious – and pretty too with the color combo!!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you sweety!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    These are gorgeous! I’d have made 11 pans too.

    • Amanda says:

      Ha! Love it. 🙂

  • Mimi @ Culinary Couture says:

    You are the queen of Neopolitan desserts!

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    That crust is so smart! And it would keep me from eating all of the extra Oreos in the package! 🙂

  • buttercream bakehouse says:

    These sound yummy and look gorgeous. I have always been a fan of your food photography! YUMMO!

  • nessa says:

    Oh my god. I want to cannonball right into that whipped cream! These look awesome!

  • Alia says:

    Hi, for us Brits, what is the weight of the cans of sweetened milk? Also is the oreo crust made just of the oreo biacuits and not the cream filling?

  • Heather Christo says:

    AAAHHHHHH!!!!! these are so pretty I can’t even stand it!!!! i love them.

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    So pretty! The chocolate drizzle is a must for me!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    You had me at Oreo crust 😉 So beautiful as always!

  • PelvicSurgeon says:

    OK, so i read (somewhere on your site) that you you resented the stealing of your photos on Insta-sumthin’ mostly because the photography part is a challenge for you. Though I don’t think you really should have to justify your feelings because what those folks did is WRONG, I just have to tell you that whatever photography hurdle you may have faced has been surpassed . . . a long time ago! Your photos are soooo beautiful. Only you can make a simple treat (no disrespect to the treat) look like a $20 per piece gourmet item from NYC!!!! Thank you for sharing your gift!

  • Melinda says:

    What did you do with 11 pans of bars? They look delicious!

    • Amanda says:

      There was a viewing and funeral at our church, so thats what the bars were for.

  • Patti @ Bakeify says:

    These look delicious! I love that you have an obsession, Neapolitan was my favorite ice cream as a kid.

  • Megan says:

    The photos are making me want to lick the screen! Yum! And I think I will have to make these for Valentine’s Day next year! Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    These look gorgeous, Amanda! Genius idea with the chocolate crust! 🙂

  • Sharon & Denise @ BeBetsy says:

    These look amazing. We are so going to try this recipe in the near future. Thanks for sharing. ~~ Sharon & Denise

  • Sharon & Denise @ BeBetsy says:

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe. ~~ Sharon & Denise