Grilled Cast Iron Skillet Brownies And Skewered Strawberries

Fire and dessert are 2 things that don't usually go together  unless we're talking about s'mores, of course. But firing up the grill and using it to make dessert actually works surprisingly well. This grilled skillet brownie is cooked right outside, so instead of staying trapped inside with a hot oven, you can enjoy the great outdoors and still get your delicious dessert fix! These rich, moist brownies are also served with a side strawberries that are glazed and grilled right next to the brownies. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and you've got the best parts of the summer season all in one dessert!

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty Level: Moderate

You'll Need:

For the brownies:

  • 1½ sticks butter
  • 11 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1⅓ cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs

For the strawberry skewers:

  • ¼ stick melted butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 25 strawberries


  • 9-inch cast iron skillet
  • 5 wooden skewers
  • vanilla ice cream

Here's How:

1. Before getting started, soak the wooden skewers in water for 12 hours so that they don't burn on the grill. Once the wooden skewers have soaked, turn on the grill and lightly grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet. For the skillet brownies, melt the butter and chopped semi-sweet chocolate on the stove using a double boiler. Stir the melted ingredients together until combined, then sift the flour, baking powder, and salt straight into the chocolate mixture. Continue stirring everything together, then add in the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and eggs. Once everything is combined, pour the batter into the greased cast iron skillet.

2. Transfer the skillet to the grill, cover the grill, and bake the brownies for 45 minutes.

3. For the strawberry skewers, mix the melted butter, honey, lemon zest, and salt together in a small mixing bowl. Skewer the strawberries on the soaked wooden skewers.

4. Brush the honey butter glaze over the skewered strawberries.

5. Transfer the skewered strawberries to the grill and cook them for about 2 minutes on each side.

6. Remove the cast iron skillet and grilled strawberries from the grill, slice up the brownies, and serve with vanilla ice cream.

This is the perfect dessert for your next cookout. Not only will your guests be impressed at how creative a grill master you are, the brownies turn out perfectly – super moist on the inside and a bit crispy on the outside. And don't even get us started on the flavor of the grilled strawberries! This recipe is pure fire!

Get the recipe for the Grilled Salmon & Pineapple featured in the bonus video.


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