Serve up these fresh Strawberry Brownies for a summer dessert. You'll get the delicious combination of fresh strawberries a drizzle of chocolate in every bite! This fun and delicious brownie recipe will win guests over for sure.
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This brownie recipe is great for when you have some fresh strawberries on hand.
This Strawberry Brownies recipe is...
- Made with fresh strawberries
- A homemade dessert
- Similar to the texture of banana bread
- Subtly strawberry flavored
- Easy to make
How to Make Strawberry Brownies
- Preheat the oven and prep your baking dish.
- Break down berries in the food processor. Then transfer the puree into a pan on the stove.
- Cook for around 15 minutes—the strawberry purée will have a jam-like texture.
- Remove strawberry mixture from stove and allow to cool. Then mix strawberry mixture with the remaining brownie ingredients.
- Once the batter is well mixed, pour in your pan and bake as directed.
- When the brownies are done, remove and allow to cool. Then melt your chocolate chips and drizzle over the top of the brownies.
- Slice and serve.
Full directions for how to make Strawberry Brownies are in the printable recipe card below.
Tips & Tricks for Strawberry Brownies
Food Processor or High-Powered Blender
If you do not have a food processor, you can use a high-powered blender. No matter what tool you use, you need to make sure the berries become a smooth purée. Otherwise, you will have big, soggy pieces of strawberries in your brownies.
Making Pink Brownies
Even though these brownies are made with strawberries, you will find that they won't be overly pink in color. If you want a brighter color, add in a few drops of pink or red food coloring.
You need to make sure to really cook down the strawberry purée after using the food processor. Otherwise, your brownies will be too wet and will not set up the way you need them to.
Variations to Strawberry Brownies
You can add a teaspoon of strawberry extract to help make the strawberry flavor bolder. The original recipe for these brownies has only a subtle strawberry flavor, so if you want more, add in some extract.
Consider adding milk chocolate chips or even white chocolate chips to the brownie batter for added sweetness.
Strawberry Brownies FAQs
How do you know when these brownies are fully baked?
Stick a toothpick in the center of the brownies. If the toothpick comes out clean (no wet batter), the brownies are done!
What texture are these Strawberry Brownies?
You will find that these brownies have a dense texture similar to banana bread. Don't expect them be as light as a classic brownie recipe.
How do you store Strawberry Brownies?
Simply place your cooled brownies in an airtight container and refrigerate them. You will want to store the brownies in the fridge so they keep longer. These brownies will last in the fridge for 4–5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Preheat oven to 350°F, line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper, and set aside.
- Place strawberries in a food processor.
- Blend the strawberries until smooth.
- Transfer strawberry purée to a small sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat. Strawberries should start to simmer and thicken.
- Allow strawberry mixture to simmer about 10–15 minutes or until reduced by about half. You want your strawberry purée to have a thick, jammy texture.
- Remove strawberry mixture from heat and allow to cool. Then transfer to a large bowl and whisk together with butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- Mix together until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the strawberry mixture.
- Stir until the batter is smooth.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove brownies from the oven and allow them to cool completely. Then melt chocolate and drizzle over the top of the brownies, if using.
- Cut brownies into squares and serve. You can store your brownies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- These brownies are dense and spongy, almost like a banana bread texture.
- Strawberry Brownies are super delicious—everyone who tries them really loves them! The strawberry in the brownies is subtle, but these are definitely a strawberry dessert.
- If you want a stronger strawberry flavor (like you would get from a strawberry candy for example), then you can add a teaspoon of strawberry flavor/extract to the brownies in place of the vanilla extract.
- Since these brownies are just made with fresh strawberries, the brownies are not very pink, like you may see in other strawberry baked goods. You can get your brownies to be more pink by adding some food coloring. When you add food coloring, though, there is a sort of reddish pink speckle throughout the bars.
- You really need to cook down the strawberry purée otherwise the brownie batter will be too wet. You should have about ½ cup of cooked/thickened purée when you're done.
- I piped the chocolate on top of the bars once they were cooled, you could also just stir the chocolate chips in just before baking, sprinkle them on top of the batter before baking, or forgo them altogether. White chocolate would also be delicious!