Raspberry Dessert Squares Recipe

I have made the Raspberry Dessert Squares 10 times or more when I was living in Albany, New York (1988). The only thing I would change now would be the chocolate wafer cookies.  Because in 2011, if you buy the wafer cookies they would cost $5.00, and you only get 15 or 20 cookies in a pack.  So I would buy the Little Teddy Bears cookies for $3.75, and you get a WHOLE box.

Raspberry Dessert Squares Recipe


Raspberry Dessert Squares

Crust:   8 ½ oz. pkg. chocolate cookie wafers, crushed, reserving 2 tsp. for garnish

½ cup margarine

Filling:   2 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen raspberries, drained, reserving liquid

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

2 cups powdered sugar

2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa

¾ cup margarine, softened

Topping:   1 ½ cups whipping cream, whipped, sweetened

Reserved 2 tsp. crushed chocolate cookie wafers

Butter 13×9 inch pan.  In a small bowl, combine wafers and melted margarine.  Press onto bottom of prepared pan.

In small saucepan, combine reserved raspberry liquid and cornstarch.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened; cool.  Once cooled, fold in raspberries.

In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, cocoa and ¾ cup margarine until light and fluffy.  Carefully spread mixture on crumb crust.  Refrigerate until firm.  Spoon raspberry mixture over butter layer.  Spread with sweetened whipped cream and sprinkle with reserved crushed cookies.  Store in the refrigerator.

16 servings

(Recipe for the Raspberry Dessert Squares was in Pillsbury Classic Cookbook; Chocolate Lovers III, Our Most Irresistible & Requested Recipes, 1988, page 52)

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