A pan of these Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies are one of my favorite desserts to bring to any picnic or party.
Do you have a go-to dessert?
You know the one that you make when time is short.
The one you make when you are craving something sweet.
Or the one you make when life is rough.
The one that you think of first.
The dessert that makes you the absolute happiest.
I have a serious weakness for brownies.
Chocolate brownies, mint brownies, blonde brownies, fudge brownies,
cheesecake brownies, candy brownies…you get the point, right?
I love me some brownies!!! A pan of fudgy brownies doesn’t stand a chance around me.
So of course when I was asked to make dessert for a lunch yesterday,
my mind went right to cheesecake brownies.
I make them all the time
but usually with a different version each time.
It’s true…I rarely make the same dessert twice.
With summer right around the corner,
(I still can’t believe the kids only have 2 weeks left of school)
I wanted a summery blend that said beach.
Strawberry says summer.
Coconut says beach.
Adding coconut to any dessert is my quick fix for “summer like” desserts.
For some reason that ingredient just screams “tropics” to me.
Just try closing your eyes when eating a coconut dessert,
and you can almost imagine yourself on the beach
with the wind blowing through your hair.
I ate so many coconut desserts last summer in St. Maarten…
it’s definitely a tropical favorite.
Chocolate, rum, strawberry, and coconut…
these are definitely beach worthy ingredients.
Or Monday worthy…
or anytime of the week worthy!
Go ahead and make a pan of these strawberry cheesecake brownies,
and sit outside with a huge slice and some coffee.
You will hear waves crashing in no time!
If you like these brownies, you are sure to love these Cherry Cheesecake Brownies, these Turtle Cheesecake Brownies, or these 4 Layer Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies!