Blueberry Squares Recipe
- 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 30 wafers)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 3 cups fresh blueberries, divided
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine wafers and butter. Press into a greased 8-in.-square baking dish. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
- 2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually whisk in water until smooth. Stir in 1-1/2 cups blueberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the lemon juice, peel and remaining blueberries. Cool completely.
- 3. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Fold in marshmallows. Spread over crust. Top with blueberry mixture. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 45 minutes. Yield: 9 servings.
1 serving (1 piece) equals 310 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
Reviews for Blueberry Squares
"Not bad. I used frozen blueberries instead of fresh, so they may have come out more tart than intended. Besides that, the flavors in the bar are balanced really well. The only thing I'm not sure about is the marshmallows. They made the texture a bit weird. It sounds like it's hard to make, but it's actually pretty easy."
"My family and I thought this was terrible. The only reason we can give it 2 stars is because our neighbors who were over for dinner liked it."
"I would do a graham cracker crust in my opinion. I didn't like the vanilla wafers but the blueberry topping was just awesome! Liked the marshmellows."
"I've been making this since its publication in 2007, and it's one of my favorites. I love blueberries, so I'm always glad to find a good recipe that features them. I am not a marshmallow fan, so I was skeptical at first, but in this recipe, I love them."
"I thought it was just okay. Not sure if I'd make it again. 4 stars because my husband really liked it."
"Very Good! Will definitely make again."
"Great recipe. I was a little concerned about how the marshmellows would work, but they blended in well and they added a different kind of texture when you are enjoying the dessert."
"P.S. This blueberry topping can also be doubled as a delicious pie filling during the plentiful blueberry season. During winter, frozen blueberries work really well whatever variation of this recipe you choose!"
"This excellent recipe gets rave reviews wherever it goes. I have also successfully layered it as a trifle, doubling the blueberry and marshmallow layers & doubling the butter in the crust (to assist with firming up the "crust" layer in the fridge). Whichever way it's made, this "stumble-upon" recipe has become an all-time friend & family favorite."
"I tried this last night and made a few modifications. I used a ready made graham cracker pie crust and blackberries instead of the blueberries. It was delicious. My son isn't a fan of desserts but he had 2 pieces. It's something that I'll definitely make again."
"OH MY! I love this dessert. I am keeping the recipe in the front of my recipe box. I can not get enough of it. I used frozen blueberries and added all of them to the pan at the start of cooking. PERFECTO!"
"Blueberry Square recipe is a yummy keeper!"
"Very good and no it doesn't look like blackberries in the picture."
"Wonderful recipe! any reason why I can't use frozen blueberries?"
"instead of mini marshmallow why not use marshmallow fluff. I used the fluff in another recipe and it worked"
"Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me, but the recipe for Blueberry Squares appears to be made with blackberries in the photo. I'll bet that would be good, too!"
"The blueberry topping is how my Mom always made her blueberry pies. The marshmallows, when folded into the cream mixture, stabilize it so it does not melt. This is really good."
"Great for dessert or just a sweet snack. For the crust I use crushed gluten free cookies (some members of the family have celiac disease). Omit the marshmallows and carry on. Works equally well with strawberries or any chopped fruit. My fav is peaches"
"This sounds so good but I'm wondering also what happens to the whole mini-marshmallows? The picture makes it look very smooth."
"I can't picture the whole marshmellows in this. Hows that work for y"allgramcayo"
"Blueberry squares are very easy to make and one my family makes any time we have all the ingredients. It's easy and one we love to eat so it's made as often as we can. It's a keeper and going in my recipe box."