Here’s the thing… I’m not the biggest white chocolate fan. My great grandma would always give me a large white chocolate bunny in my Easter basket growing up and it was the one thing I couldn’t bring myself to eat.
While I would never go out and buy a solid white chocolate Easter bunny bar, I will say that I’m able to eat white chocolate based desserts now and have found other ways to enjoy white chocolate (such as my caramelized white chocolate recipe).
These white chocolate brownies are, in one word, phenomenal. I never knew white chocolate could taste this good (without caramelizing it, of course) and I cannot wait to try out more white chocolate recipes!
For now, enjoy these strawberry white chocolate brownies 🙂
Why you’ll love these strawberry white chocolate brownies
Perfect for strawberry lovers. The freeze dried strawberries add just enough strawberry flavor to enjoy these without feeling too overwhelmed. If you were to use a strawberry cake mix to make these brownies, the strawberry brownie batter would be far too overpowering for someone who wants more of a white chocolate taste!
Best white chocolate strawberry brownies recipe. Instead of using a store bought strawberry cake mix to make these brownies, you’re using high quality chocolate and freeze dried strawberries to really enhance the flavors at hand (without anything being too overpowering).
A crowd favorite! These brownies are unique and I’m willing to bet that you have never had them! Once you’ve tried them though… you’ll crave them almost more than you crave a fudgy milk chocolate brownie.
To make these brownies, you’ll need:
- Freeze dried strawberries – These bring out just enough strawberry flavor in these brownies and won’t make the brownie batter wet (like fresh or frozen strawberries will).
- White chocolate – Ghirardelli is and will forever be one of my favorite chocolate brands to use while baking. Their white chocolate bars are fantastic in this strawberry brownie recipe!
- Flour – I used all purpose flour in this recipe!
- Eggs + one egg yolk – Eggs help to get those crinkly shiny tops you want when it comes to brownies. Adding an additional egg yolk will help to add more of a fudgy texture!
- Butter – Melted butter to be exact! Feel free to use salted or unsalted butter.
- Vanilla bean – I used a vanilla bean pod from Selefina Spices (truly the best tasting vanilla I’ve ever had). Vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste will work, too!
- Sugar – Granulated white sugar is used in these brownies! Not brown sugar.
- Salt – Just a pinch!
- Baking powder – Helps the brownies from being too dense.
And that’s it!
A lot of people will use a strawberry cake mix to make these, but because I wanted the white chocolate flavor to shine, I chose freeze dried strawberries instead! Otherwise, these would be strawberry cake mix brownies (which is a completely different recipe).
When it comes to topping your white chocolate strawberry brownies you can use fresh berries, powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, fresh strawberries… the list goes on and on! Feel free to be creative.
How to make strawberry white chocolate brownies
Before anything, we’re going to make a vanilla bean infused white chocolate. This is SO easy to do, but needs to be done first in order to cool off a bit before using.
Add the butter to a medium sized saucepan and melt over medium low heat. While the butter is melting, chop the white chocolate and set to the side.
Once the butter has melted, add the white chocolate and stir until all of the chocolate has melted. Now, add in some freshly scraped vanilla bean from the vanilla bean pod (or add some store bought vanilla bean paste). Stir to combine and set to the side to cool slightly.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Whisk the eggs, egg yolk, and sugar in a large bowl until you have a pale yellow color (this should take about 45 seconds). Alternatively, you can use an electric mixer on high speed for about 20 seconds). Add the infused white chocolate to the sugar and egg mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Set aside for now.
Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Fold into the wet ingredients until combined. Spread the brownie batter into your prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
Allow the brownies to cool completely before slicing into them!
And that’s it! Your super easy, delicious, white chocolate and strawberry brownies are ready to eat as is or with some toppings. Keep in mind, these aren’t strawberry blondies! Blondies are typically made without chocolate and tend to have either light or dark brown sugar in its place.
Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Frequently asked questions
What’s the difference between a blondie and a white chocolate brownie?
Typically, blondies are made without any chocolate at all! Brown sugar and vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste) is used instead.
White chocolate brownies are made with white chocolate… just like chocolate brownie are made with milk or dark chocolate. You’re purely swapping the type of chocolate used within the brownies themselves.
What are the three types of brownies?
Brownies typically fall into three categories:
Cakey brownies are moist, airy, and have a slightly fluffy cake-like interior. Fudgy brownies are suuuper dense, gooey, and super moist. Chewy brownies are quite dense and have more of an elastic bite to them.
These strawberry and white chocolate brownies fall under the “fudgy” category!
Are white chocolate brownies typically made with nuts?
Similar to any other brownie, a white chocolate brownie could be made with nuts! Walnuts are one of the more popular nuts to add into a brownie. They aren’t needed however!
Can I make these with white chocolate chips?
Only if they’re from a high quality brand.
Whatever you do, don’t mistake white chocolate chips with those white chocolate melting wafers.
How long will these white chocolate brownies last?
That depends on how you choose to store them!
If stored in an airtight container on your countertop, they’ll last for about one week. Frozen brownies will stay fresh for up to three months!Print
Strawberry White Chocolate Brownies
Looking for something a bit more unique to make for Valentine’s Day this year? These freeze dried strawberry and white chocolate brownies will hit the spot! Bonus – they’re SO easy to make!
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 45 Minutes
- Total Time: 1 Hour
- Yield: 9 Servings 1x
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups freeze dried strawberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 10 TBSP butter
- 8 oz Ghirardelli white chocolate chopped
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 1 TBSP fresh vanilla bean, scraped
- 1/2 TSP salt
- 1/4 TSP baking powder
- Add the butter to a medium sized saucepan and melt over medium low heat. While the butter is melting, chop the white chocolate and set to the side.
- Once the butter has melted, add the white chocolate and stir until all of the chocolate has melted. Now, add in some freshly scraped vanilla bean from the vanilla bean pod. Stir to combine and set to the side to cool slightly.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Whisk the eggs, egg yolk, and sugar in a large bowl until you have a pale yellow color (this should take about 45 seconds).
- Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Fold into the wet ingredients until combined. Spread the brownie batter into your prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
- Allow the brownies to cool completely before slicing into them and enjoy!