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Blueberry Squares

I've made these easy berry squares for many, many years and they never fail to bring raves from people of all ages. I'm always being asked for the recipe! When things get really busy, I like the convenience of being able to make this fuss-free treat a day ahead of time. —Barbara Robbins, Chandler, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    9 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 zest
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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, zest and remaining blueberries. Cool completely.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 310 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • hchambers
    Nov 24, 2017

    Good dessert, I used the marshmallow fluff instead of the marshmallows. I thought it made for a better texture. Also, if you are in a rush store bought pie fillings could be used instead of making your own.

  • myeguy
    Jul 9, 2017

    This was very good, but in my opinion, 3 Tbsp of lemon plus lemon zest is just too much for this recipe. I only used 2 Tbsp and still thought the lemon took over the flavor in this recipe. I would make this again, but just use 1 Tbsp of lemon juice in order to highlight the star of the show, blueberries!

  • Lily380
    Aug 8, 2016

    We thought it was very good. Would like to try it with cherries also raspberries.

  • fnstlug
    Feb 18, 2016

    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.

  • annette.barney
    Nov 26, 2014

    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.

  • toothwarriorprincess
    Oct 15, 2014

    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.

  • yellowbear
    Jul 28, 2014

    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.

  • marilynnes
    Jul 8, 2013

    I thought it was just okay. Not sure if I'd make it again. 4 stars because my husband really liked it.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Jul 4, 2013

    Very Good! Will definitely make again.

  • skipperstrucking
    Jun 18, 2011

    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.