No-Bake Strawberry Delight is a refreshing dessert made with a graham cracker crust topped with fresh strawberries and a creamy whipped topping. It is fresh, sweet, and simply delightful! Check out all of my other no-bake desserts, too!

Fork Taking a Bite of No Bake Strawberry Delight

No-Bake Strawberry Delight

There is just something so refreshing about desserts with fresh strawberries. (Have you tried my Strawberry Shortcake Trifle?) And, to make this one even better, it is a no-bake dessert so you don’t even have to turn on your oven! This dessert starts with the crust from my Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake Recipe (which you have to try)! Then, the crust is topped with sliced strawberries and a creamy topping made with cream cheese and whipped cream.

Steps for adding crust, strawberries, whipped topping, and jello pudding, and diced strawberries to make No Bake Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight Ingredients

There are two parts to this recipe–the crust and the topping.

Crust: You can buy graham cracker crumbs to use for the crust (about 2 cups). Or, you could crush sheets of graham crackers. You will need about 15-16 full sheets of graham crackers for 2 cups of crumbs.

Cream Cheese: Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before using.

Jello Mix: You will need 1/4 cup of dry strawberry jello mix, which is not the entire box of the mix. This adds just a little more strawberry flavor to the topping.

Whipping Topping: The whipped topping will be mixed with the cream cheese as part of the topping; it will also be added on top for more sweet creaminess!

Can I Use a Different Sized Pan?

Yes, you can make this dessert in a different-sized pan. I used an 8×8-inch pan. But, you could get by with a 9×9-inch dish. In fact, for a really thick dessert, you could fit this recipe into a 7×7-inch pan. A 9×13-inch baking dish would be too large (the layers would be too thin).

Spatula Picking up a Piece of No Bake Strawberry Delight

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?

Yes. I recommend slicing them while they are still a bit frozen. Then, let them thaw and drain them before adding them to the dessert.

How Long will No-Bake Strawberry Delight Last?

Well, once you taste the smooth and velvety strawberry top layer with the thick graham cracker crust, you will have a hard time stopping eating this treat. However, do store it in the refrigerator, covered, for up to five days.

5 from 4 votes

No-Bake Strawberry Delight

Prep Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
No-Bake Strawberry Delight is a refreshing dessert made with a graham cracker crust topped with fresh strawberries and a creamy whipped topping.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups (14-16 sheets / 168 g) honey graham crackers, finely crushed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pound whole strawberries, thinly sliced, reserving 1/4 cup to dice for garnish

Toppings

  • 2 blocks (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (125 g) confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 box (3 ounces) strawberry jello mix
  • 3 cups whipped topping, divided

Instructions

Crust

  • Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, including up the sides of the dish.
  • In a medium bowl, add graham crackers and sugar. Mix together.
  • Add melted butter to the graham crackers and sugar. Mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated with no dry spots.
  • Press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of the lined baking dish.
  • Top the crust with sliced strawberries, reserving 5 slices to dice for the garnish. Place in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the toppings.

Toppings

  • In a large bowl add cream cheese. Use a hand mixer on medium speed to beat the cream cheese until creamy. Add sugar, vanilla, and lemon and beat again until creamy and no lumps remain (about 3 minutes).
  • With a spatula, gently fold in 2 cups of whipped topping.
  • Remove the crust from the refrigerator. Add half of the cream cheese mixture on top of the strawberries.
  • To the remaining cream cheese mixture, fold in ¼ cup of the strawberry jello mix.
  • Add the remaining strawberry mixture to the top of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Top with remaining whipped topping.
  • Place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour, up to overnight.
  • When ready to serve, top with the reserved diced strawberries.

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Reader Comments

  1. Do you think I could use sugar free jello instead of regular and it would dissolve okay?

  2. Can’t wait to try this! Do you think this could be used in a spring form pan if it was doubled?

  3. Do I have to double the recipe for a 9×13 pan ??? I want to try making this but for more than 9 servings . Thank you.

    1. Hi Viola – we cut the bars big so you could definitely get more servings if you cut them smaller. I haven’t double the recipe and made in a larger pan so can’t tell you if it will 100% work… but it should in theory.

  4. I’m going to have to try your version of strawberry delight. My mothers version used a short bread cookie as the bottom crust. Which had to be baked. It was delicious but just Fussy. Never thought to put a graham cracker crust in the bottom. We usually saved this dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays. It is a very refreshing dessert.

  5. I just made this but it’s in the refrigerator right now. My question is why do you have to use parchment paper? As you can tell I’m fairly new to baking

    1. Parchment is for easy removal. We don’t want the crust to stick to the pan and not come out! 🙂 Hope you enjoy it.

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