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.

5 from 1 vote
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
  • 9 - oz package of cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 c powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. McCormick® vanilla extract
  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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  • Courtney says:

    Absolutely adorable. I love the way you cut the strawberries into hearts 🙂 Always fun to bake with the kiddos!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet says:

    Ah! So pretty! We love brownie pizza. What a fun way to eat it. This may be out dessert for Valentine’s Day!

  • Wenderly says:

    So cute! And LOVE the heart strawberry!

  • SweetSugarBelle says:

    This is beautiful. I am about to head to the store, so I am making this! I am not kidding, my town ran out of cream cheese the other day, so I went and got a LOAD. So I have that part covered!!!
    You are awesome!

  • Diane {} says:

    oh I’d love this brownies are my favorite!

  • SweetSugarBelle says:

    And I wish I could have recorded the family’s reaction when I showed them!!!

  • Ruth says:

    I am definitely not that extra motivated mom and would probably end up including the kids in the brownie making process too just because I’d have waited until the last minute to do anything. That me, procrastinator extraordinare!

  • Renee says:

    mmmm I don’t like strawberries, but these look really good!

  • Libby says:

    Oh my gosh yummmmmmy! So gonna have to make one–maybe even with my favorite little guy. Looks delish!

  • Kari says:

    What a great idea! Looks yummy. I think I’m going to have to try it with the kids.
    Blessings to you, Kari

  • Stephanie says:

    super cute … this might just go on the Valentines Day Party list. 🙂

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I can’t believe you made little hearts out of the strawberries! What am I talking about, of course you would, you always pay attention to the little details.

  • Darla says:

    These are darling! Can’t wait to make!

  • Catherine says:

    Love love LOVE it! Too bad I just made super-thick brownies in a tiny 9×9 pan… I’ll have to bookmark this for next Valentine’s Day.

  • Meera says:

    This is something that I will make with my kids. I think that they will like to make and to eat this!!

  • naomi says:

    LOVE the pic of your son! And what an adorable and gorgeous dessert! Aside from that I love that it’s a brownie dessert and it’s easy!

  • Sabina says:

    That looks absolutly fantastic!!
    Aw I miss summer.. 🙂

  • sonia says:

    superb recipe and idea of making kids eating this wonderful dessert !

  • Jan Scott says:

    Absolutely adorable idea – bookmarking for summer, for sure.

  • Paula says:

    I think I could eat this all day long, because I love such delicious looking things 🙂

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    How ingenious to use a little heart cookie cutter for the strawberries!
    You blow me away with your gorgeous (and yummy), ideas!

  • Jenney says:

    YOU GAVE THEM TO YOUR KIDS??? I’d totally hide them for me and hubby :o) Just kidding. They could have one. Maybe.
    very cute, love the idea!

  • Bridget {bake at 350} says:

    How in the world did I miss this?!? And how cute are you with those heart shaped strawberries??!? Pretty darn CUTE! I could go for a big ol’ slice of that right now!

  • Maria says:

    Too cute for words!

  • Paula says:

    What a delightful experience it must be for your children to grow up in a household where Mommy bakes such wonderful, beautiful and delicious treats for her children.