Creamy Layered Squares

255 24 servings, 1 square (73 g) each
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24 servings, 1 square (73 g) each

A graham crumb crust gets topped with layers of cream cheese, lemon pudding and whipped topping for a crowd-pleasing no-bake dessert that takes only 15 minutes to prepare! How easy is that?

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  • Mix graham crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter until blended; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan.
  • Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and 1/4 cup milk with whisk until blended; spread over crust.
  • Beat pudding mixes and remaining milk with whisk 3 min. Pour over cream cheese layer in pan. Let stand 5 min. or until thickened; cover with Cool Whip. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Size Wise

Dessert can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Make it Easy

To make the dessert easier to cut into squares, place chilled dessert in freezer for 1 hour before cutting into squares.


Prepare using non-hydrogenated margarine, Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread and Cool Whip Light Whipped Topping.


  • 24 servings, 1 square (73 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 1 square (73 g) each
Calories 200
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 240mg
Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Dreher |

    You have a recipe for a lemon pudding square where the crust is as follows:__1 cup softened butter_2 cups flour_1\4 cup sugar_1\2 cup chopped pecans. Does not tell how long to bake this before adding the lemon filling with the topping of cool whip

  • Cheryl_999 |

    Fantastic. Absolutely my Go-To dessert. TIPS: 1) Try leaving off the whipped topping till ready to serve, then spritz a flower of canned real whipped cream on each square. 2) Chill the crust in the freezer for half an hour before putting on the next layer. 3). Chill everything to almost-frozen before cutting up. I make a load of squares, thaw as many as I need for one hour before serving. TRY IT!

  • hjdickinson |

    I am extremely dissappointed with this recipe as I just wasted over $15 in ingredients because the "crust" would not stay put. No where on the directions does it say anything about letting it set, freezing it or baking it. I baked it because of reviews and it still moved as soon as the cream cheese mix went on it. Ruining the entire dessert and leaving me with nothing.