Chocolate fudge roasted strawberry cookie bars

Chocolate fudge roasted strawberry cookie bars – shortbread cookie topped with rich chocolate fudge, tangy strawberry jam and tart roasted strawberries.

Chocolate fudge roasted strawberry cookie bars - shortbread cookie topped with rich chocolate fudge, tangy strawberry jam and tart roasted strawberries.

I’m fortunate enough to live in an area where the strawberry patches are still open. For almost mid June that’s a really good thing.

I picked almost 8 lbs the other day and I plan on going out later today to pick some more, but I didn’t want to go out without sharing the recipe for these out-of-this-world delicious bars first. Some of you may have seen a teaser photo on Instagram or on Facebook last week.

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The idea of these chocolate strawberry bars recipe came from a cookie cookbook and the first time I made them I followed the recipe without changing a thing. Then it got me thinking about roasting some strawberries on top of them. The idea turned into a sort of obsession and I knew I just have to try it. Boy, I’m so happy I did.

Think chocolate covered strawberries but way better!

This time I cut on the sugar for the cookie base, changed the fudge by adding some cocoa powder and less chocolate, used more jam and changed the nut topping to strawberries.

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The cookie base is crumbly and buttery, just like a shortbread, the chocolate fudge blows you away, it’s rich and not to overwhelming sweet, then comes the strawberry jam and roasted strawberries.

While baking the jam and the strawberry lose their sweetness, they become tart and tangy which complements beautifully with the shortbread and chocolate fudge.

Chocolate fudge roasted strawberry cookie bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 2-3 dozen bars depending on how big/small are cut

Chocolate fudge roasted strawberry cookie bars

Chocolate fudge roasted strawberry cookie bars - shortbread cookie topped with rich chocolate fudge, tangy strawberry jam and tart roasted strawberries.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (226 grams) butter room temperature
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (67 grams) sugar
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp (15 grams) cocoa powder
  • 1 can (14 oz / 396 grams) condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 1 cup halved strawberries
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk the soften butter. Change the whisk to the paddle attachment and add the sugar and flour. Mix until incorporated and the dough is crumbly.
  3. With floured fingers press the cookie dough on the bottom of a 13X9 baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are beginning to become golden.
  5. When the cookie base is almost baked heat the condensed milk in a small sauce pan, add the chocolate chips and cocoa powder and stir until melted.
  6. Spread over the hot crust.
  7. With a teaspoon drop strawberry jam over the chocolate fudge. Top with halved strawberries and sprinkle with raw sugar, if using.
  8. Bake for another 27-30 minutes.
  9. Leave to cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars
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Comments

  1. says

    Roxana, these look delish, and roasted strawberries sounds so good! I wanted to go to pick some strawberries too, but I haven’t had the time, so I got only some from the farmer’s market :) Picking anything is som much fun!

  2. says

    Hey Roxana, long time no see :) your recipe sounds divine, as I’m gonna head this weekend to one pick your own farm to pick some strawberries myself! I’m excited to bring those babies home and I’m already planning how to use them :) Hope you’re enjoying the summer, I see your blog has changed a bit, I like it!

  3. Jennifer Laceda (@jenlaceda) says

    A classic combination – strawberries and chocolate. Makes me think of Valentine’s Day, but it works for me any day, any time!

  4. Maureen (@OrgasmicChef) says

    Strawberry season has just arrived in the north of Australia and they’d be perfect in one of these bars!

  5. Becky says

    What a great idea! I never thought to pair strawberries and chocolate in a bar cookie! Well done. Pinning this one.

  6. Melissa@EyesBigger says

    i wish I’d seen these back in strawberry season. They are gorgeous (and pretty decadent looking). I will have to try these with some of the winter california berries. beautiful!

  7. says

    When you call for “condensed milk”, do you mean sweetened condensed milk, or evaporated milk? I would have assumed sweetened condensed milk, but you said the chocolate part isn’t overly sweet, so that makes me think it’s regular evaporated milk. Would love to make these for houseguests this evening.

  8. Eugenia says

    Hello, I read your new stuff regularly. Your story-telling style
    is awesome, keep up the good work!

  9. Betty says

    These Strawberry Bars look wonderful ! I’m baking each week for my son’s Hair Salon and since it is Strawberry season here n Georgia right now, I’m looking for something made with Strawberries ?
    Do these need to be kept in the refrigerator ? How long will they last ?
    Thanks, Betty

    • says

      Hi Betty,

      These bars last 2-3 days without refrigeration but you have to keep them in an airtight container. For longer, place them in the fridge, still in an air-tight container.

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