While searching for 4th of July inspired dessert recipes I came across this one by Cakes Cottage and absolutely fell in love with how simple it was to make. Not gonna lie I'm still working on my cooking/baking skills so I was pretty happy about how simple it was to make. The prep time only took about 20 minutes, while the actual waiting until you could eat it time took about 4 hours. It is very yummy and well worth the wait. It will be perfect for any 4th of July cookout or just a summer cookout in general. I used blueberries and strawberries for a 4th of July theme, but honestly you could make this with any desired fruit. This recipe serves 12-16.
1 box of graham crackers (I just used Kroger's original brand)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 (3.4 oz) packages of Vanilla Instant Pudding
2-1/2 cups cold milk
12 oz cool whip or homemade whipped cream (I used Cool Whip Extra Creamy Whipped topping)
3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
2 oz white chocolate chips or white chocolate baking bar
Beat cream cheese and dry pudding mixes in a large bowl with mixer until blended.
Gradually beat in milk.
Gently stir in Cool Whip , save 1/2 cup for spreading on bottom layer of pan.
Spread a thin layer of cool whip across the bottom of the pan.
Layer 5-7 graham crackers across the bottom of the pan. Breaking them as needed to fill the space.
Spread a layer or pudding mixture over graham crackers and top with a layer of blueberries and sliced strawberries, or whatever fruit you desire to use.
Place a layer of graham crackers of top of berries, then pudding mixture, then graham crackers again.Repeat the graham cracker-pudding-berries layers 1 more time making it 3 times total and you should reach the top of the pan.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight until the graham crackers have softened completely.
When ready to serve, melt white chocolate chips (as directed on bag), and drizzle across the top of the cake.
I used a spoon to drizzle the chocolate.
That's it. Now it's time to enjoy the cake.