Strawberry Brownies

Strawberry BrowniesThese strawberry brownies are insanely delicious. If you’ve never tried them, you absolutely must. They taste like a bar cookie version of strawberry cake but easier to make, transport, and eat (no utensils required). This is one of the most repinned recipes from my sweet tooth pinterest board and most visited pages on Family Savvy.

The secret ingredient to these brownies is strawberry cake mix. I use Duncan Hines, but I am sure that any other brand of cake mix would work fine also. Whenever my favorite cake mix is BOGO, I stock up so that I can make these brownies any time.

strawberry browniesThese strawberry brownies are not only super easy but can also be made ahead and frozen (sealed in a freezer bag with all air removed. Pictured at right is a batch that I recently pulled from the freezer.They were perfectly ready to eat after a few hours at room temperature.

Cook’s note: Lining the baking pan with parchment will make it super easy to remove the brownies and cut them into perfect squares. The photo below shows the brownies pulled out of the pan (note the parchment paper underneath which made it easy to lift brownies from pan in one piece).

Note: I used to make brownies in a 9 x 11 glass casserole dish but now use this Nordic Ware aluminum half sheet pan. Aluminum actually conducts heat better so that the brownies turn out evenly baked. Another handy tool for glazing these is this Oxo silicone pastry brush. It works so much better at spreading glaze than a knife and can be tossed into the dishwasher for easy cleanup.

strawberry brownies

 

While still warm, the glaze can be poured over the brownies and spread on top and around the sides. When the brownies cool and the glaze hardens, they can be cut into perfect squares.

For a yummy lemon version of this recipe, you must try these lemon brownies. They are fab!!! Both of these brownie recipes are a perfect reason to keep cake mix on hand and to stock up during BOGO sales.

Strawberry Brownies
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Serves: 10-12
 
Everyone will go crazy over these strawberry brownies~they are beyond yummy!
Ingredients
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
  • 
2 eggs
  • 
1/3 cup oil
  • 
1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ -2 TB water or milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 9 X 9 or half sheet baking pan with parchment (spray with Pam).
  3. Mix strawberry cake mix, eggs, and oil with hand mixer until well combined.
  4. Spread batter evenly into pan.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until just set; be careful not to overcook.
  6. Allow brownies to cool for 10 minutes; lift carefully from pan using ends of parchment to lift.
  7. Mix powdered sugar and water until smooth.
  8. Pour glaze over brownies, spreading to edges so that glaze will drip down sides.
  9. Allow brownies to cool and glaze to set before cutting into squares.
These brownies are perfect to serve at a bridal tea or baby girl shower.  I served these at my twin daughters’ Sweet 16 “Western Hoedown” Birthday Party, and they were gone in an instant–even before the birthday cake!  The boys loved them as much as the girls, and one “boy mom” called me after the party and asked for the recipe (at her son’s request).

I’d love to hear back from you if you try these. I know your family will love them. Thanks so much for stopping by. As always, be blessed, and stay savvy!