Monday, 12 October 2015

Strawberry Chocolate Bars

This slice combines vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate layers into a wonderfully simple bar. 

These layered cookie bars are so super easy to make. Each layer takes only minutes of hands on time (with added time for baking and setting), and the combination of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate is amazing.

What I loved most about these bars, apart from their being super tasty, is the combination of three different but wonderful textures - the crunch of the cookie, the soft fudgyness of the strawberry, and the crack of the chocolate. Perfection. 

These bars hold up really well when stored properly. They make a great treat to add to lunch boxes or for after school.

Strawberry Chocolate Bars

Makes 12 bars or 18 squares

Vanilla Base: 

1 1/2 Cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 Cup brown sugar
100 g butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

Strawberry Centre:

50 g butter
400 g tin condensed milk
3 tsp strawberry essence
1 drop pink food colouring

Chocolate Top:

250 g dark chocolate, chopped
2 tsp canola or coconut oil

1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F) and line the base of a square baking tin, 

2. Combine all of the base ingredients in a bowl and press into the bottom of the tin. Bake for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

3. Make the filling by melting the butter with the condensed milk. Stir in the essence and food colouring. Stir over a medium heat for a couple of minutes until the mixture thickens. Spread over the base and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until set.

4. Melt the chocolate together with the oil and stir until smooth. Spread over the filling layer and return to the refrigerator until set.

5. Cut into bars and squares and store in an airtight container. 


  1. Looks amazing! This would surely impress a bunch of guests!

  2. Again a wonderful recipe, Nicole!! Love strawberries :)

  3. Love the colors and textures in these bars.

  4. I love how easy these are and I love the colors

  5. These sound amazing - you had me at 'soft fudginess' - heaven!

  6. These look so good! I love the pretty pink layer!

  7. I love these Nicole! They look so pretty and sound so good!

  8. That little bit of strawberry gives these bars that little something extra. I love it!

  9. Oh my!!! This is my kind of dessert! I cannot wait to give these a try!

  10. Although your bars are so pretty and enticing, knowing me, I'd eat the chocolate layer off the top of every one! LOL.