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.

(For my chocolate loving friends, I also stock up on Devil’s Food cake mix to make this glazed triple chocolate bundt cake~my favorite chocolate cake in the world!)

These strawberry brownies are not only super easy but can also be made ahead and frozen (sealed in a freezer bag with Strawberry Browniesall 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.

 

 

strawberry brownies

 

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 at left shows the brownies pulled out of the pan. The cracks are fine; they’ll be filled once the brownies are glazed.  (Sorry the lighting gives an odd cast to the brownies. They actually look like the pink color in the top two photos.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Strawberry Brownies
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Serves: 10-12
 
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. Mix strawberry cake mix, eggs, and oil until well combined.
  2. Spread in 9 X 13 pan lined with parchment paper (lining makes it easy to lift entire contents from pan for glazing and cutting).
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until done in center. Be careful to remove before edges brown; these taste best when "just done" rather than too done.
  4. Mix powdered sugar and water or milk until smooth. Pour glaze over brownies while hot. Spread glaze to edges, allowing it to drip down sides. 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. Stay savvy!