June 2020 Baking Challenge

This month’s challenge recipe is for No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars! All of the details and rules are below.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars


$75 Amazon.com gift card
$75 Amazon.com gift card

How It Works

Follow these steps to participate in the challenge:

How and Where to Share:

Take a photo and share before June 30th 11:59pm MST. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO.

There’s also TWO BONUS entries:

1) Leave a star recipe review + comment on the recipe post using the same name and email address.

2) Receive an automatic bonus entry if you’ve participated in any previous baking challenge before using the widget. You must be logged into the widget to receive this bonus.

How to Win:

Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one of two $75 Amazon.com gift cards.

the details…

Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! Winner will be notified and must reply with Amazon account email address. If there’s no response within 2 business days a new winner will be chosen. This prize is available to anyone in the world who can shop with Amazon. I will buy your gift card from your country’s Amazon website in the current market value equivalent to U.S. dollars. Official Terms & Conditions are in the entry submission widget just below.

Submit Your Entry

Past Challenge Winners

May 2020
Stephani M.
April 2020
Tiffany Y.
About the Recipe



Tip One: This recipe calls for freeze dried strawberries in addition to fresh strawberries for the most vibrant flavor & color. You can find freeze-dried strawberries near the other dried fruits like raisins at grocery stores like Target, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and Walmart. If you can’t find, simply omit. The strawberry color and flavor will be less intense.

Tip Two: Be sure to freeze your bars for at least 4 hours so they fully set! I like to freeze overnight to be safe. Let soften in the fridge for 30 minutes before slicing. Use a big sharp knife and wipe it off under hot water between cuts for clean slices.

Tip Three: If you’re a chocolate lover, try topping these with ganache! Just melt together 1/2 cup (85 grams) semisweet chocolate chips with 1/4 cup heavy cream and spread on top after freezing the bars.


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My name is Tessa and I’m the creator of Handle the Heat. I’m also a professionally trained chef and cookbook author who’s obsessed with all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. You can learn more about me here.


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