Valentines Dessert for Kids {Brownie Pizza}

filed under: Brownies on February 6, 2011

I love baking with my kids.

I especially love baking with my kids when its food that I will actually let them eat.

Heart Shaped Brownie Pizzas!

Now, brownies and cream cheese aren’t exactly the ideal foods for little growing bodies, but I do love that they can eat massive amounts of strawberries!

And this Brownie Dessert Pizza is so easy to make!

Heart Shaped Brownie Pizzas!

I simply made my favorite brownies in a flat sheet pan.

This Homemade Brownie Recipe is the BEST.

Using cookie cutters, cut out various sizes of hearts.

Heart Shaped Brownie Pizzas!

I then grabbed a container of big, luscious, juicy red strawberries and cut them into heart shapes.

Next I made a cream cheese spread.

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Cream cheese spread
Cream Cheese Spread
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins

I love baking with my kids.

I especially love baking with my kids when its food that I will actually let them eat.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cream Cheese Spread
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients with a hand held mixer until fully incorporated


(You have no idea how hard it was to add ONLY 1/2 cup powder sugar.  My favorite cream cheese ever has FOUR cups!  But the above recipe definitely works with the rich brownies and naturally sweet berries)

Heart Shaped Brownie Pizzas!


Simply spread the cream cheese over the brownie getting as close to the edges as you want.

Next I added some of my sliced “heart” strawberries.

This is where you can get creative!  Make fun designs, add more fruit, drizzle with melted chocolate or pink candy heart sprinkles.  The sky is the limit!

Heart Shaped Brownie Pizza!

If you want everything to set all pretty for a nice romatic Valentines dessert you can throw this in the fridge for a bit.

If you have no self control whats-so-ever you can just take a bite right here and now.

If you remembered that you were actually going to share with the kids, it might be good to go help them with their assembly.

Heart Shaped Brownie Pizza!

I just gave each kid a brownie pre-frosted. I also gave them a mini brownie treat so they knew what they were making.  Once they tasted the deliciousness they were SO excited to assemble their own!

Hint: Have extra strawberries on hand.  My kids kept asking if they could just eat the strawberries and I kept saying, “YES!!” eat as many as you want! (in my head thinking, yay!  Please get full on the one healthy part of this treat!)


Colton loved to pile the strawberries high.


Parker just liked eating them.  The kids had such fun spending time with me in the kitchen and then getting to eat the final product.

Overall, this is such a fun and easy treat for mom and kids!

(If you want to make things even easier on yourself, make the brownies the day before, cut out your shapes and refrigerate them.  For extra motivated moms, make it weeks before and freeze the brownies!)

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  • Kerri says:

    It looks so pretty and yummy too! Great idea! Kerri

  • Jana says:

    Have I told you lately that I <3 you?!? well, I do!! Because even though I smile at EVERY. SINGLE. THING. you do on i am baker, I just can't even come close to that beauty. but these little babies? These I can do! And my kids will LOVE me for it!!
    Praying for you and baby!!

  • ClassiclyAmber says:

    This is so cute in a TASTY way!! Mmmmm YUM! =-D

  • Leah says:

    I don’t like sprinkles either! Look cute, taste awful! I just made a heart-shaped, pink-frosted chocolate cake with Hannah and thought of you. The strawberry brownie looks wonderful. Happy V-Day to everyone!

  • Ada @ New York says:

    So yummy looking!!! Thanks for showing the steps .. I may venture this on and create oen myself. Looks DELISH!!

  • wool suits says:

    Hmm yummy it make me hungry when i saw the pictures. Your baby is cute holding the brownie pizza. I will try to make this thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  • Anonymous says:

    Aside from that I love that it’s a brownie dessert and it’s easy!

  • Mary says:

    I wish my mom made this for me!! Looks delicious!!

  • Rosalie Medina says:

    Hi Kerri: I have stared 2 hours at the St.Valentines Rose cake. I am a 66y/o grandma of 4. Sebastian 15, Graciella 10, Isabella 9 and Jonathan 7. I Love them so much. This was our first time I baked mini lamb cakes for each child to decorate. They had a blast! However, I am not a great baker, what would take you 1-2 hours; I’d take 2 days. I took 2, (6wks) cake decorating classes and I couldn’t even make one rose}. But I try. My printer isn’t working now. Does your book have the “How to do it” photo”s & instructions? as shown in the computer? I will save up to buy the book one of these days. It looks GREAT. I am so happy to find you I know your book could help me. God Bless you and your family. Thank You, Rosalie

  • Georgia Jones says:

    I found your brownie recipe on Facebook, couldn’t get the recipe. Please send it to me vis email
    Bless you❣️and thank you❣️
    Georgia Jones (83 yrs and still baking!)

  • Cosette says:

    Loved this brownie pizzza. It was easy to make. We all loved it. I took it with me to my parents and my father couldn’t stop eating from it. He loved the strawberries on top.

  • SM Gutshall says:

    What size pan did you bake your brownie dough in – I see that the dough is not very thick? I did not see that in your comments/directions. I want to bake these with my little 5 yr. old neighbor little girl during the year not just at Valentines. . I know that once baked you can use cookie cutters for different shapes.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      I used 9×13 pan. 🙂

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