A Strawberry Brownies Recipe that everyone will love! Thick, fudgy, homemade brownies topped with a delicious creamy strawberry frosting. A Homemade Strawberry Brownies Recipe everyone will love!
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Treat yourself to a decadent dessert with these Chocolate Strawberry Brownies. Thick and fudgy chocolate brownies are topped with a creamy strawberry frosting to make the perfect homemade dessert!
These strawberry brownies are perfect to give as a gift or to simply eat as an afternoon snack.
The base layer is made with a thick chocolate mixture, baked for 40 minutes, and then topped with a creamy strawberry frosting.
Most Strawberry Brownie Recipes call for cake mix, but these brownies are made from scratch - no strawberry cake mix here!
why we love these Strawberry Brownies
- They taste like a Chocolate Covered Strawberries: This recipe tastes just like a chocolate covered strawberry, but it's way easier to make!
- Versatile: You can substitute any flavor jam for the topping, or add fresh chopped strawberries for even more flavor.
- Rich Fudgey Brownies: Who doesn't love a super chocolate brownie? These brownies are thick, rich and delicious!
Ingredients for Homemade Strawberry Brownies
To make homemade strawberry brownies you'll need:
- vanilla extract
- white sugar
- brown sugar
- cocoa powder
- all purpose flour
- chocolate chips
- powdered sugar
- strawberry jam
How to Make Strawberry Brownies
Making Chocolate Strawberry Brownies is easy! Here's how to make strawberry brownies:
- Prep - Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 baking pan and coat it with cocoa powder to help prevent the brownies from sticking.
- Mix the ingredients - In a large bowl, melt 1 cup of butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well for 1-2 minutes with a whisk or hand mixer.
- Add sugar - Add white sugar and brown sugar and beat until combined, about another 1-2 minutes.
- Make the brownies - Slowly add cocoa powder and flour, being careful not to overmix. Stir until just combined.
- Bake - Fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into the baking pan. Cook for 35-40 minutes.
- Make the frosting - While your brownies are cooking, beat together the remaining ½ cup of butter, powdered sugar, and strawberry jam/ jelly until smooth.
- Allow to cool - Remove brownies from the oven and allow to cool. Pour your strawberry mixture on top and place in the fridge until the strawberry mixture has set.
Tips for the Best Strawberry Brownies Recipe
- Use unsalted butter instead - Use unsalted butter if you don’t have salted butter, just make sure you add one teaspoon of salt to the recipe as well.
- Use a 9x13 pan - Instead of using an 8x8 square pan, you can make these in a 9x13 pan. The brownies will be a little thinner and you may need to double the strawberry layer to make sure you have enough to cover the entire brownie surface.
- If you want these to have a stronger strawberry flavor - If you really want the strawberry flavor to be the main character, you can forgo the chocolate chips. Doing so will tone down the chocolate flavor of the brownies. You can also add a few drops of strawberry flavoring.
Substitutions for Easy Strawberry Brownies:
Butter: Butter is essential to this recipe. We haven't tried it with dairy free butter but it might work!
Eggs: We don't recommend substituting eggs, but you can read this article on Egg Substitutions for Baking if you need to substitute. Try it at your own risk!
Vanilla Extract: Helps to add flavor, we don't recommend substituting, but it will be fine if you skip it or use imitation vanilla.
Sugar: We don't recommend substituting white sugar unless you have to, but White sugar can be used interchangeably with brown sugar. You can add 1 teaspoon of molasses to white sugar to make brown sugar. Check out this post on Sugar Substitutes for Baking for other ideas.
Cocoa Powder: Is essential for this recipe. Don't substitute with hot cocoa or cacao powder.
Chocolate: You can skip the chocolate chips or substitute with mini chips or chopped dark chocolate.
Powdered Sugar: Don't substitute powdered sugar with granulated sugar In the brownies or the frosting. It will result in a gritty texture. You can make your own powdered sugar by blending granulated sugar.
Jam: You can substitute any flavor of jam you like in this recipe. I haven't tried using fresh strawberries in the frosting, but I don't think they would be sweet enough for the frosting. You could definitely top the brownies with freshly sliced strawberries though!
How to Store Easy Strawberry Brownies:
Storing: You can store these Strawberry Brownies for up to 4 days in an airtight container at room temperature. They will last for up to a week in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze strawberry brownies: You can freeze Strawberry Brownies for up to 3 months in an airtight container without the frosting. We don't recommend freezing with the frosting as the texture will get funny. Thaw completely before enjoying.
Freezing Cookie Dough: You can freeze cookie dough! Check out this post for How to Freeze Cookie Dough for tips on saving cookie dough for later.
Chocolate Strawberry Brownies FAQ
If you find the brownies sticking to the baking pan, you may need to grease it down more. Adding the cocoa powder helps make removing the brownies much easier. If the problems persist, you can always use parchment paper instead of greasing down the pan. This is especially good if you are looking to cut down on your clean up time.
Brownies can be a little tricky sometimes when it comes to cooking time. While you don’t want them to be raw when they come out of the oven, it is important to remember that they will continue to cook as they sit in the pan. A good rule of thumb is to stick a toothpick in the center. If there is little to no dough sticking to the toothpick you are good to go ahead and take the pan out of the oven.
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Homemade Strawberry Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 baking pan and coat it with cocoa powder to help prevent the brownies from sticking.
- In a large bowl, melt 1 cup of butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well for 1-2 minutes with a whisk or hand mixer.
- Add white sugar and brown sugar and beat until combined, about another 1-2 minutes.
- Slowly add cocoa powder and flour, being careful not to overmix. Stir until just combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into the baking pan. Cook for 35-40 minutes.
- While your brownies are cooking, beat together the remaining ½ cup of butter, powdered sugar, and strawberry jam/ jelly until smooth.
- Remove brownies from the oven and allow to cool. Pour your strawberry mixture on top and place in the fridge until the strawberry mixture has set.