Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies made with fresh strawberries

I’ve always been known as a messy person. If you walked into my place right now, there are at least a few piles of stuff – on the table, on the floor, on the counter. Don’t even think about going into my bedroom because I have piles of books and props everywhere. And even though it looks like I would never find anything, I’m actually an organized mess. I know which items are in which piles. I’m also a mess in the kitchen. The counters constantly need to be wiped down from the crumbs, frosting smears, and drops of spilled milk. Cutting brownies has never been my specialty either, like these messy Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies. I call them messy because of the strawberries, much like a real chocolate covered strawberry has strawberry juice when you take a bite. The chocolate also adds to the fun if it’s warm outside. But I think the messier it is to eat, the tastier it becomes. After all, a messy kitchen is a happy kitchen.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies |

I got the idea for these brownies one day at work. That’s when I do most of my brainstorming – you know, when you don’t feel like working on what you should be working on. I think that’s the first rule in being creative. That and take a shower. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve “written” a blog post in the shower, just to lose my words when I got out. It’s also the perfect time to practice your presentation and think of interview questions.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies |

I wanted these strawberry brownies to be simple – bake my favorite one-pot brownie recipe, slice strawberries to go on top, then pour melted chocolate over that and chill. The first time, I added strawberries to the brownie batter, but the juices from the berries made the brownies an even bigger mess and kept falling apart. Messy is good, but not that messy.

Yields 16

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

Save Recipe


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sliced strawberries
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper or lightly grease with cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt together the butter and unsweetened chocolate until smooth. Remove from the heat. Whisk in the cocoa powder, sugar, and sea salt (it will be thick and granular). Whisk in the vanilla and egg then whisk in flour. Scrape into the pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  3. Once the brownies are completely cool, lay the sliced strawberries in a single layer on top.
  4. Place the semisweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir the chocolate until it completely melts. Remove from the heat and pour the chocolate over the strawberries. Spread evenly, being careful not to move the strawberries around. Chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate layer hardens. Store up to a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator (let sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving).


© Chocolate Moosey. All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish a recipe, please rewrite it in your own words or link back to the post for the recipe.

Source: Adapted from The Mom 100
If you liked these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies, you may also like these recipes:

From me:

From others:

Love what you read? Receive new posts in your inbox!

Did you make my recipe?

That makes my heart happy! Please let me know by sharing a photo on my Facebook page or uploading and tagging me on Twitter or Instagram using #chocolatemoosey (Note: If your Instagram account is private, you'll need to @chocolatemoosey as the hashtag won't make your photos public)

Comment Policy

Thank you for your comments! I read every single one and respond when possible. Your comment will show up once approved. I have the right the remove any that are spam or are downright spiteful.


  1. I’m a messy person by nature as well. My husband is very tidy. We’ve been doing 15 minutes of cleaning per day recently (with a timer) and that’s helped a lot. These brownies look amazing!

    • I just did that timer trick tonight, and it is genius. Thank you for sharing! I may have my apartment clean for my parent’s visit this weekend after all.

  2. Yummy, what a delicious treat, Carla! And your photos are fantastic :)

  3. Boy can I relate! I do my best “writing” in the shower! These are the loveliest brownies! I just love all those sliced strawberries nestled into the chocolate! Wonderful!

    • They need a waterproof laptop or something so we can write while we shower. Or maybe a voice recorder? Haha anyway, thanks Tanya!

  4. Every year I make chocolate covered strawberries for my mom on Mother’s Day. She loves brownies too and so I’m going to surprise her with this and probably way before the next Mother’s Day. Wonderful!

  5. Oh my gosh!!! These are insane!

  6. Messy foods really do seem to be some of the tastiest!

  7. Thanks so much for including a link to my Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Fudgesicles! Your brownies look incredible and I can’t wait to try them!

  8. These are amazing!! YUM!

  9. OK so, I’m generally pretty neat but in the kitchen I’m a mess. And I cannot cut brownies neatly either. But I agree,chocolate covered strawberries tend to get messy so these brownies are actually just right! Michael would go cuhraaazy if I made these for him! That boy loves strawberries+chocolate anything!

  10. Okay, I’m so glad I’m not the only person who “writes” in the shower! There’s also a lot of brainstorming that happens on my subway commute home and when I’m walking. It’s why I have tunnel vision, I’m in my head a lot. Also, yes to messy brownies.

    • Oh gosh yes! Since I spend a lot of time alone, I’m in my head. A lot. I love taking walks in silence, but people (at work usually) are baffled that I don’t get bored. If only they knew.

  11. What an amazing idea! Lovely photos and great recipe.. and so many strawberries available right now! Perfect. Will make these brownies this weekend.. Can never have enough brownie recipes. :-)

  12. I agree and in this case…it’s ok to be messy ;D

  13. I’m a huge mess too…especially when I cook. My kitchen looks like a war zone! It figures I stumble upon these brownies when I’m already craving chocolate. They look fantastic.

  14. That looks so good. I love the idea of chocolate being poured onto the strawberries!

  15. These look delicious! I like the addition of strawberries underneath that chocolate layer!

  16. These look incredible! If they taste even half as amazing as they look, I will be in brownie heaven. What a great way to put strawberries and chocolate together. I feel like I have been making strawberry everything lately. I made and blogged about a strawberry buttermilk cake yesterday and I’m planning on making chocolate cupcake with real strawberry frosting this weekend for my daughter’s 3rd birthday (which I will also blog.) So as much as I don’t want to do yet another strawberry post, these look TOO good not to make right after I finish with the cupcakes!

  17. I think I’m in love…with this recipe.

  18. Lol funny how you mention that you are an organized mess because I am a messy neat freak. Lol I can totally relate to how you come up with blog post ideas one minute then to lose your words the next. Those ideas that you “write” always seem to come about when you are in no position to actually be writing. I always “write” when I am driving to work. Then when I get home, I lose my words too.

  19. Carla, you say your kitchen is messy, but the backgrounds to your photos are clean, clean, clean.
    My kitchen must be a ridiculously happy place right now, because my spouse has been gone for over a month, and my last houseguests were almost a month ago. He’s the neat one, and the kids take after me . . . .
    The brownies look divine, and I’d love to dream up something like that in the shower. The best I’ve come up with is shredded butternut squash, which is tasty but right now I’d rather eat brownies.


  20. Sounds yummy.

  21. Oh yay! It seems like all the other food bloggers are these super neat… neat freaks. I’m a total slob. Piles or random stuff, lumped all together everywhere. Unlike you though, I’m not organized with my piles. I really need to work on that! Just to make my husband happy. :)

    And these look PERFECT! Love all the layers. And so pretty!

  22. I’m making these right now, and I’m a bit skeptical about how they will turn out once out of the oven. Is the batter supposed to be so thick after adding the flour? I had a little bit of a difficult time putting it into my pan and spreading it around. Regardless of that though, they smell delicious and very chocolatey, so I am hoping they come out fine and I’m just being a worrywart!

  23. I’m actually a tidy person but Brian isn’t. He doesn’t ask me to clean up after him but I HAVE to! When I get out of my therapy session, I would like some of these brownies, please.

  24. Haha, the more I clean up, the less I am able to find things! I love my organized mess. and I LOVE these brownies!

  25. a dilghtful creamy and fluffy brownie cake, i like it so much, i almost tast it by just looking at the picture :P

  26. Well that’s interesting. If these brownies are easier than chocolate covered strawberries, then what excuse do I have? :P An excuse is never needed to make brownies. :D

  27. uhhh… they look absoloutey divine. Have to make them – and it’s strawberry season :-)
    thanks for the recipe.

    Waves from Holland.

  28. I am so glad to hear I am not the only one with constant crumbs and smears on my counters :) I cannot wait to try theses brownies, I love strawberries with my chocolate

  29. This looks so good. Putting it on our strawberry recipe roundup tomorrow!

  30. Well… I made these 2 ways: 1 pan using the brownie recipe you included…and 1 pan using a box of Ghiradelli brownies on the bottom. I’m not sure that I’m even going to be able to get the version with the homemade brownies out of the pan :( I kind of had to chisel a corner of it out to try the brownie base… but was thinking maybe the moisture of the berries would help…? will report back tomorrow.

    • I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble. There are several reasons this may have occurred – you didn’t grease the pan enough; the pan is very old; the brownies are overbaked (there should be no chiseling involved); your oven isn’t at the proper temperature. Without being in the kitchen with you, I’m not sure what went wrong.

      • Here to report back :)
        They did, actually, come out of the pan lol. And were really quite good! I may have overbaked them slightly, but they’re still good. I just had to get a metal spatula up under them to pop ’em out. They were much easier to cut than the Ghiradelli version. The Ghiradelli version is SINFUL, but soft and messy. Hard to cut because of how soft the bottom is and the crunchy chocolate on top. Still! Both versions are a hit. :) I’d definitely make again. I sliced the strawberries in my food processor to make it super easy!


  1. […] 14. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies […]

Speak Your Mind