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Posted: February 01, 2016

Recipe: Trefoils cheesecake cups


What Can I Bring? 

Perfect for: School parties, Scouting functions, or any casual treat. 

Make and take: Make the cheesecake filling up to 24 hours in advance of serving. Assemble and serve. 

Made famous by: Little Brownie Bakers, a baker of Girl Scout cookies for more than 25 years, came up with this convenient use for your "leftover" Trefoils cookies. What, no leftovers? To locate a sales booth near you, go to www.girlscoutsnwga.org.

Tip: Make this dessert in individual cups, or assemble it in a trifle serving dish or a large glass bowl. 

Hands on time: 10 minutes  Total time: 10 minutes  Serves: 8


    1 (10-ounce) box Trefoils Girl Scout cookies 

    1 (3.4-ounce) package instant cheesecake pudding mix 

    1 3/4 cups milk 

    12 ounces whipped cream cheese 

    1 pound (2 pints) strawberries, sliced 

    Chocolate syrup 


Set aside 16 Trefoils cookies for garnish. Crush remaining cookies. 
With an electric mixer, combine the pudding mix, milk and whipped cream cheese until smooth and creamy. In 8 individual serving dishes or in 1 large serving bowl, sprinkle half the crushed cookie crumbs. Top with 1/3 of the strawberries. Top with 1/2 the pudding mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 of the cookie crumbs, then top with another 1/3 of the strawberries and the remaining pudding. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Garnish with remaining strawberries and reserved whole cookies. 


Per serving: 379 calories (percent of calories from fat, 50), 5 grams protein, 43 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 21 grams fat (13 grams saturated), 55 milligrams cholesterol, 504 milligrams sodium.