No-Bake Berry Cream Bars – Gluten and Egg Free

Published on May 29, 2024

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: chill minutes Serves: 16
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These Gluten-Free Berry Cream Bars are the answer when you crave a refreshing, chilled dessert this summer. The no-bake feature makes it a no-fail gluten-free and egg-free recipe even for novice cooks to perfect. With a creamy filling, a crunchy nutty crust, and a burst of fresh berries, this chilled dessert has become a favorite at any summer event. 

no-bake berry cream bar on a plate

Here’s everything you need to know about making this Gluten-Free Berry Cream Bars Dessert.

(Full recipe in the recipe card)

The Gluten-Free Crust

Gluten-free graham cracker crumbs: This forms the base of these berry cream bars. Ensure your graham crackers are gluten-free and if needed egg-free.

Almond flour: Adds a nutty flavor and helps with the structure of the crust. You can also use ground walnuts or pecans. 

Sweetener of choice: You can use honey, maple syrup, agave, brown sugar, or granulated sugar depending on your preference

Melted unsalted butter: Binds the crumbs and almond flour together and adds richness.

graham cracker and almond crust in a baking pan

The Cream Filling:

Cream cheese: The main ingredient for a rich and creamy filling.

Powdered sugar: Sweetens the filling without being grainy. Ensure it is gluten-free, most are.

Whipping cream: Adds fluffiness and a light texture.

Gluten-free raspberry-flavored jello: Adds a fruity flavor, makes the filling light, and helps it to set.

Mixed berries: (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or quartered strawberries). Adds fruity flavor,  berry texture and freshness

overview of berry cream bar filling before setting in a dish

Tips For Best No-Bake Berry Cream Bars

Softening Cream Cheese: Ensure your cream cheese is fully softened to avoid lumps in your filling. Leave it at room temperature for about an hour before starting.

Chilling Time: Don’t rush the chilling process. Letting the bars set overnight to ensure the perfect texture.

Berry Choices: Use a mix of your favorite berries for a colorful and flavorful result. Fresh berries work best, but you can use frozen berries if they are thoroughly drained.

berry cream square filling set in a dish

Using Different Fruits: Things to know

  • Avoid Fresh Pineapple, Kiwi, Papaya, and Mango in Raw Form: These fruits contain enzymes that can prevent gelatin from setting. Use canned versions or briefly cook the fresh fruit before adding to the filling.
  • Drain Canned Fruits Well: Excess liquid from canned fruits can alter the consistency of the filling.
  • Balance Sweetness and Tartness: When combining fruits, balance sweet options (like mango) with tart ones (like oranges) for a well-rounded flavor.

Combination Idea

Stone Fruit Fusion: Blend peaches, nectarines, and cherries for a summery feel.

slice of berry cream square on a plate with a fork

Enjoy as Frozen Treats

These berry cream bars are amazing when frozen, so you can enjoy a slice of berry bliss as an ice cream bar. 

To make them into ice cream bars, first, slice them into the desired size. Then, store them without touching in an airtight container for up to two months. Just before serving, place them in the fridge for 15 minutes and enjoy! So Good!

More No-Bake Gluten-Free Desserts To Explore

No Bake Lemon Coconut Bars – gluten free, vegan

Gluten-Free No Bake Carrot Cake

Gluten Free No Bake Raspberry Chocolate Tart

No-Bake Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

No-Bake Chocolate Silk Cake – Vegan, Grain-Free

Healthy Gluten-Free No Bake Blondies

cross section of gluten-free no-bake berry cream bar on a plate

Gluten-Free Berry Cream Bars Recipe Review

This gluten-free berry cream bar recipe has become a hit at our house. The crust is made from gluten-free graham cracker crumbs and almond flour and is the perfect balance of crunch and nutty flavor.

The creamy filling is cream cheese, whipping cream, combined with a raspberry-flavored jello for extra fruitiness. Ultimately, the fresh berries are the highlight. ENJOY!


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