Heart-Shaped French Toast with Chocolate and Strawberries

It doesn’t get much better than brioche, chocolate and strawberries for breakfast! Make these adorable heart-shaped slices of French toast for a special occasion like a birthday or Valentine’s Day....or as a sweet surprise for any day at all.


30 minutes


6-8 minutes


12 small slices of french toast




  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 12 thick slices brioche bread
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • kosher salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Challenge Unsalted Butter, divided
  • 1 tub Challenge Chocolate Butter Snack Spread (6.5 ounces)


  • 1

    Toss sliced strawberries and 2 Tablespoons sugar in a large bowl; set aside to macerate while you make the french toast.

  • 2

    Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut each slice of brioche into heart shapes.

  • 3

    Whisk together milk, eggs, remaining ¼ cup sugar, vanilla, and a pinch of salt until well combined in a wide, shallow bowl.

  • 4

    Melt a tablespoon of butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Working a few slices at a time, dip bread in egg mixture, letting it soak for a few seconds. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and repeat dipping and frying the remaining slices, adding more butter to pan as needed.

  • 5

    To serve, spread french toast with Challenge Chocolate Snack Spread and top with a big scoop of macerated strawberries.

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