Just in time for Fourth of July — patriotic strawberries!
This is another one of those ideas that’s been floating around on the Internet, so most of you have probably seen it, but I’m sharing it anyway because I love how easy it is and how adorable the results are! I saw the recipe in Disney’s Family Fun magazine (they called it “Revolutionary Berries“) last summer. All you need are strawberries, white chocolate and blue sugar (available in the baking aisle of most grocery stores and at craft stores). They’re the perfect addition to your Fourth of July menu!
Fourth of July Strawberries
- White chocolate chips or white candy melts (available at craft stores)*
- Blue sugar, available in the baking aisle at most grocery stores (mine was Betty Crocker brand)**
*White chocolate chips are just fine; I only used candy melts because I had a quarter of a bag left over from making Oreo pops
**If you really can’t find blue sugar (unlikely, but just in case!), you can also use blue sprinkles.
Rinse the strawberries, then pat them dry gently with a clean paper towel.
Dip a strawberry into the melted chocolate so that 2/3 of it is covered with white chocolate. Twirl the berry so excess chocolate drips off.
Set the strawberry on the plate lined with wax paper. Repeat until you’ve used up all the berries. Place the plate of berries in the fridge for at least half an hour. When you’re ready to serve them, transfer them onto your serving platter, and enjoy!
Sorry about the lack of precise measurements; I’ve always just made as many strawberries as I wanted us to have (usually three per person), and microwaved little batches of the chocolate to avoid waste.