Saturday, November 3, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies

 
If you love chocolate covered strawberries, these are for you!
 
 
Simple. Delicious. Pretty.
All of the necessary components for a successful adventure in the kitchen.
 
 
I've seen these in chocolate cookie crusts but didn't think I would really care for that. I was flipping through my cookbooks and stumbled on this brownie recipe and decided I would prepare it this way instead. The brownies are rich and decadent and pair perfectly with the fresh strawberries.
 
As you can see they can be made in 2 (8 inch) baking dishes or in a standard 9 X 13 baking dish. It works best in a pan with high sides so the cream doesn't go places where it shouldn't.
 
For the brownies:
1 cup sugar
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
4 eggs
12-14 ounces Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
 
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well. Add chocolate syrup; mix. Then add the salt and vanilla and mix again. Last add the flour, scrape down sides and mix thoroughly.
 
Spray a 9 X 13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake @350° for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
 
For the cream:
¾-1 lb. cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
 
Beat the heavy cream till it is firm but not with stiff peaks. Set aside.
 
Melt the white chocolate chips. Set aside.
 
In a sturdy mixer beat the cream cheese and vanilla extract until they are fluffy. Add the melted chocolate and beat well. Last add the whipped cream and mix until smooth. (If the chocolate and the cream cheese are not almost the exact same temp. the chocolate hardens a bit and gives you chunky cream. Not a major issue but I like mine smooth.)
 
Spread onto the cooled brownies and push fresh strawberries into every available space. The strawberries should be washed, hulled, and set on their tops onto a tea towel to dry for several hours.
 
Drizzle with:
3 Tablespoons melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons melted white chocolate chips
 
It works best if you drizzle the semi sweet chocolate and wait till it is firm or hard before you drizzle the white chocolate.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
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18 comments:

  1. This is such a nice idea..a really good way to make a brownie fancy!

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  2. Holy Yummy? hahaha.

    Wow...they do look delish. I've never seen anything like this before! Really pretty, too!

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    1. well thank you Betsy! it really is a chocolate lovers dream. and look! it's semi healthy! ha

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    2. I'm pretty sure I dreamed about this last night! haha.

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  3. Oh that looks so yummy! Something about chocolate & strawberries...mmmm.

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  4. It's so pretty with those big juicy strawberries. I'm visiting from the FFFFF hop and I'm your latest Linky follower.

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  5. Found you via Ms. enPlace. This looks so good!! Pinned it.

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  6. Well, Martha, you've done it again. Another showstopper! This is so eye-catching and decadent. Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo.

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  7. This looks so yummy! Chocolate and strawberries is a combo that you cant go wrong with and you look like you nailed it!!

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  9. Wow - you totally summed this up in the first line - Simple. Delicious. Pretty.

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  10. These look absolutely amazing! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  11. should the brownie batter be firm?

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  12. they are taking over an hour for brownies to bake.

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    1. They should be firm but not necessarily dry when they are cooled. Good luck!

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