Thanks to 2 very dedicated agriculture pioneers who believed in the little blue dynamos, we’re celebrating 100 years since the first commercial blueberries were sold from farm to table! July is National Blueberry Month and being that we are almost always stocked with blueberries and it’s summertime, we’ve recreated our super popular crunch cake recipe using our beloved blueberries! But like Violet, if you eat too many, you might just turn into a blueberry, but at least you’ll be full of antioxidants!! See the delicious and ever so popular Blueberry Crunch Ice Box Cake recipe below and a fun giveaway!
Blueberry Icebox Crunch Cake
2 boxes Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bar (6 packages, 2 bars in each box)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
6 tablespoons melted butter + 2 tablespoons
2 egg whites or an egg white substitute calculated to 2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
6 ounces cream cheese, room temp.
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups fresh blueberries, roughly cut in half
Add 1 box of the Nature ValleyTM granola bars in a food processor and process until you achieve a fine crumb. Put the crumbs in a bowl. Do the same with the second box of granola bars and put them in a separate bowl.
In a large bowl, add the crumbs, brown sugar, flour and melted butter and mix together. Then spread into an 8×8-inch dish that has been covered with parchment paper. Bake at 350oF for 10 minutes. Let cool.
In a mixing bowl, combine eggs whites and sugar and mix on high. Add the heavy cream and continue mixing for another 5 minutes.
In another bowl, mix squeezed lemon juice and softened cream cheese. Mix on low speed until incorporated. Add to the heavy cream mixture and continue to beat on high.
Add in the vanilla, cinnamon and fold in the blueberries. Pour the whipped mixture over the already baked crust.
Add two tablespoons of melted butter to the second bowl of crumbs to moisten it. Then crumble over the top.
Cover and freeze for three hours or more and enjoy!
The Blueberry Council is also hosting a fun giveaway! Tag your photos with #HappyBdayBlueberries, and you could win! Details below…
Join our month-long photo contest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Just tag your most creative photo wishing us a happy birthday using #HappyBdayBlueberries and you could win an at-home blueberry birthday party kit for you and 10 friends. Plus, a weekly favorite will win a $100 Visa® gift card for our 100th!