Your search for the perfect dessert is finally over, thanks to these strawberry-lime squares.   This low-in-saturated-fat dessert is perfect for a cookout or picnic, and many of the ingredients are likely already in your kitchen. If you have honey, butter, and yogurt, you’re about halfway there. Just grab strawberries, graham crackers, heavy cream, and limes from the supermarket, and you’re ready to dive into this delectable recipe. The best part? There’s no baking needed to make this dessert. A batch of 12 squares only requires about 20 minutes of prep time, plus time for the squares to set. That means even the busiest days can’t get in the way of you and your new favorite sweet treat–and you can make them a day ahead of time, too. RELATED: 6 Healthiest Berries for Women’s Hearts For those who thought they would never venture into the realm of homemade crust, this dish makes preparing your own easier than ever. It’s as simple as combining graham cracker crumbs and butter and pressing the mixture into a pan. Once you’ve let the squares firm in the freezer, you’re ready to serve them up and enjoy the sweet strawberry flavor.

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20 mins
20 mins


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  • Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, allowing 3 to 4 inches of paper to extend over sides of pan.

  • Stir together graham cracker crumbs and butter in a bowl until well blended. Press mixture firmly into prepared pan. Freeze pan until set, about 20 minutes.

  • Place strawberries in a medium bowl, and press with a spoon until liquid is released and strawberries are finely mashed. Stir in yogurt, honey, zest, and juice.

  • Beat cream with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into strawberry mixture, and spread over graham cracker crust. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight. Use parchment paper as handles to lift dessert out of pan; use a hot knife to cut into 12 squares. Garnish with lime zest, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 5g; cholesterol 24mg; fiber 1g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 17g; sugars 10g; sodium 71mg; iron 1mg; calcium 47mg.