Strawberry Shortcake Bars with Whipped Yogurt Cream Topping

If you are going to a picnic this weekend or are craving a delicious strawberry dessert, then you HAVE to try these Strawberry Shortcake Bars with Whipped Yogurt Cream Topping! 

Strawberry Shortcake Bars with whipped yogurt cream topping

I grew up in Hawaii and loved the outdoor life. There is something about the smell of the grill or smoker and the taste of fresh fruit and veggies eaten off of a paper plate that just makes my soul happy! 

Sunshine is the best medicine!

Jon and I are both outdoor kind of people and we kick our children outdoors as much as possible. We save TV & kindle time for when it’s dark or raining or too cold to be outdoors. I think sunshine is the best medicine for the soul.


We have been in a time of healing and rest in our family since our move to Texas. I love soaking in the sun rays and we have made the most out of the awesome weather down here and had many a picnic in our backyard, the park, and even the lake.

While using our grill and smoker to BBQ amazing meats is a total priority (Check out this Bacon-Wrapped Chicken or Kickin’ Lime Grilled Chicken), I am all about some fabulous side dishes and desserts! This time of year all I can think about is Strawberries. 

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It’s Strawberry Season!

The kids can’t get enough strawberries. They consume a whole basket in one snack time if I let them. When they are $.98 a pound I buy 5 or 6 pounds at a time! 

These Strawberry Shortcake Bars with Whipped Yogurt Cream Topping was born for the pure purpose of being on a picnic table! I like to make them in my 9×13 Glass Pan with lid which makes it so easy to place in a cooler for traveling.

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This recipe took very little time to whip up. But I do have to warn you…. If you leave it on your counter to cool, be sure to watch out for your two year old daughter who thinks any time is snack time….

She may just help herself to the cake!

Strawberry Shortcake Bars with whipped yogurt cream topping

I knew she had been making trouble when I walked into the house from the backyard and she took off running around the corner! Little stinker!

I used Vanilla yogurt in the cream topping instead of the normal cream cheese. It was so good! The topping is so light and refreshing. The kids begged to lick the spoons after I was done icing the cake. 

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Strawberry Shortcake Bars with Whipped Yogurt Cream Topping
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  1. 1 pint Strawberries
  2. 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  3. 2 Eggs
  4. 1 cup Sugar
  5. 3/4 cup Milk
  6. 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  7. 1 1/2 cup Flour
  8. 1 tsp Baking Powder
  9. 1/4 tsp Salt
Whipped Topping
  1. 8 oz tub Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed in fridge
  2. 1/2 cup Vanilla Yogurt
  3. 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  1. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder & salt.
  4. Alternate adding milk and flour mixture into butter & eggs until all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Bake at 350˚ for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Dice strawberries and set aside.
  8. In a large bowl whip vanilla yogurt and powdered sugar until no lumps remain.
  9. Gently fold in whipped topping until well combined.
  10. Spread whipped yogurt topping over cooled cake.
  11. Sprinkle diced strawberries over the top.
  12. Keep cold until serving.
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 I think you can imagine that this was a huge hits with the kids. But I must also admit to you that I did sneak a second helping after they went to be that night. It’s a mommy’s privilege to raid the fridge when the kids are in bed!

I hope you have plans to take advantage of Strawberry season! 

Happy Picnicking!

Tell Me: What’s your favorite Picnic dessert? 

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10 thoughts on “Strawberry Shortcake Bars with Whipped Yogurt Cream Topping

  • March 7, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Oh yum! This sounds like the perfect spring treat! What a great pick for a picnic.

  • March 8, 2017 at 12:21 am

    These look delicious! And easy enough to make. You’re making this eating right thing hard!

  • March 8, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Oh my!! These look so amazing! I cannot wait to try these. I think the whole family will enjoy them!

  • March 8, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Oh, I’m sure it was a big hit with the adults as well! I’m not much of a dessert person, but put strawberries and cake together and I’m sold!

  • March 8, 2017 at 1:52 am

    OH this is looks like a dessert I would love! I have to give this a try!

  • March 8, 2017 at 2:14 am

    What a great way to use the fresh strawberries coming into the season. I love fresh fruit and desserts with fresh fruit.

  • March 8, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Those look amazing, and I can’t wait to try them! I love strawberries. They always remind me of summer!

  • March 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    We love strawberries and are lucky to live near a farm that grows them. We go and pick them and then I freeze what we don’t eat. That is not much! I will pin this recipe so I can make it for my family this strawberry season.

  • March 8, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Delicious and seems so easy to make! Pinning this one for later. Think it will make the perfect treat for the summer.


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