Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey's Special Dark)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325.  Line a square 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper so that the paper hangs over two sides.  Spray with non-stick spray.

Toss the strawberries with the 2 tablespoons sugar and set aside to macerate for about 15 minutes.

Melt the butter in the microwave or in a saucepan.  In a bowl, combine the 1 cup sugar, cocoa powder and salt.  Pour the butter in and mix together with a wooden spoon.  Beat in the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.  Stir in the strawberries, including the juice.  Stir in the flour just until moistened, then the chocolate chips.

Use a spatula to spread the batter evenly into the pan.  Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.  For easy removal from the pan, lift the parchment paper by the overhang to remove the brownies from the pan, set on a cutting board and cut into squares.

Yields 9-12 brownies

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen