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White Chocolate Strawberry Crunch Brownies

Indulge in the Dreamy Deliciousness: White Chocolate Strawberry Crunch Brownies (Made Easy with Cake Mix!)

White Chocolate Strawberry Crunch Brownies

These brownies are a delightful twist on the classic, bursting with gooey white chocolate chips and fresh strawberries. The secret ingredient? A cake mix! Don't be surprised, it delivers a moist, fudgy texture that will have you reaching for seconds.

Imagine a fudgy brownie, studded with pockets of creamy white chocolate, all topped with the juicy sweetness of fresh strawberries. These brownies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth, and come together in a flash thanks to the magic of a cake mix.


  • 1 box (about 18.25 ounces) strawberry cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • Vanilla frosting (optional)
  • Fresh strawberries, for serving (optional)


  1. Prep is Key: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease an 8x9 inch baking dish.
  2. Mix it Up: In a large bowl, whisk together the cake mix, oil, and eggs until fully combined and smooth. The batter will be thick, that's okay!
  3. Chocolatey Crunch: Fold in the white chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  4. Bake to Perfection: Pour the batter into your baking dish and bake it for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on it - the cake is finished when a toothpick inserted in the center has a few moist pieces clinging to it. Remember, slightly underbaked brownies will continue to set as they cool, resulting in that fudgy goodness we crave!
  5. Cool Completely: Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before frosting or cutting. Resting ensures they keep their structure. This prevents them from becoming crumbly or breaking apart easily.
  6. Frosting Fun (Optional): Once cool, spread your favorite vanilla frosting over the top if desired. For a shortcut, store-bought frosting works perfectly!
  7. Berry Bliss (Optional): For a touch of fresh flavor, wait until serving time to top your brownies with sliced strawberries. This prevents the strawberries from bleeding juice and making the brownies soggy.

Tips for the Best Brownies:

  • Mixer or Muscle? While a mixer can make things easier, a good old-fashioned bowl and spatula work just fine. The batter doesn't require extensive mixing like a traditional cake mix, so a little elbow grease goes a long way.
  • Underbake for Fudgy Bliss: The secret to super fudgy brownies is to slightly underbake them. Remember, the hot pan continues to cook the brownies even after you take them out. So, for that gooey, irresistible texture, err on the side of slightly underdone.
  • Frosting Freedom: The frosting is entirely optional! These brownies have a classic crackly top naturally, so if you prefer that traditional look, skip the frosting.
  • Strawberry Magic: Wait to add your strawberries until serving to prevent them from making the brownies soggy.

With these tips and tricks, you'll be a brownie baking pro in no time! So go forth, grab your ingredients, and whip up a batch of these delightful White Chocolate Strawberry Crunch Brownies. They're guaranteed to disappear fast!

here's more to enhance your White Chocolate Strawberry Crunch Brownies recipe:

Flavor Twists:

  • Double the Chocolate: For an extra chocolate punch, add an additional ½ cup of chopped dark chocolate or cocoa powder to the batter along with the white chocolate chips.
  • Fruity Fun: Don't stop at strawberries! Experiment with other fruits like chopped dried cherries, raspberries, or blueberries. You can even try a swirl of fruit jam marbled through the batter before baking.
  • Nutty Delight: Add a touch of crunch with chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts, or almonds. Fold them in with the white chocolate chips for a delightful textural contrast.
  • Spicy Surprise: For a truly unique twist, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter. This subtle kick will add a surprising depth of flavor.

Presentation Perfection:

  • Dazzle with Drizzle: Once the brownies are cool and frosted (optional), create a beautiful drizzle with melted white chocolate or strawberry sauce. Simply place the chocolate or sauce in a zip-lock bag, snip off a tiny corner, and drizzle back and forth over the top.
  • Sprinkle Celebration: For a festive touch, sprinkle the top of your unfrosted brownies with festive sprinkles before baking. You can also use chopped nuts or edible glitter for a touch of sparkle.
  • Individual Portions: Want to make these brownies perfect for parties or lunchboxes? Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and bake the batter in individual portions. Reduce the baking time to 15-20 minutes, checking for doneness with a toothpick.

Substitutions and Dietary Needs:

  • Gluten-Free Fun: For a gluten-free option, use a gluten-free cake mix and ensure all other ingredients are certified gluten-free.
  • Dairy-Free Delights: There are many dairy-free cake mix options available. Use dairy-free chocolate chips and vegan butter or a similar substitute for a delicious dairy-free treat.
  • Oil-Free Option: For an oil-free version, replace the ½ cup of oil with unsweetened applesauce. The applesauce will add moisture and natural sweetness to the brownies.

Storage and Shelf Life:

These brownies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. For longer storage, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. These brownies freeze beautifully! Enjoy them now, or freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Simply thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.

Final Touches:

Feel free to personalize this recipe and make it your own! Experiment with different flavor combinations and presentation ideas to create your own signature White Chocolate Strawberry Crunch Brownies. With a little creativity, you can transform this recipe into a crowd-pleasing dessert everyone will love.