Thursday, May 26, 2011

Red, White and Blue Strawberries: Memorial Day Rewind


Are you picnicking this weekend? Do you need to bring a treat?  I don't know about the temperature where you are, but here in VA it's hot, and heating up the kitchen doesn't thrill me. These strawberries, however, do. I posted them last year, but a treat as quick, easy and summery as this one deserves repeating.

I saw these red, white and blue beauties on Baking Bites a while back and immediately thought of all of the occasions they'd be perfect for. Memorial Day? Fourth of July?  Any holiday that calls for a festive touch of red, white and blue would benefit from these luscious berries.



Make some to share while strawberries are still in season- I guarantee they'll be appreciated.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend- have fun and keep safe!


Red, White and Blue Strawberries
recipe from Baking Bites
You'll need:
Strawberries- As many as you plan to dip
1 pkg.white chocolate chips or white dipping chocolate (bark)- found with baking supplies
Blue sanding sugar or sprinkles (The kind you decorate cookies with)
Directions:
  •  Wash your strawberries and let them dry thoroughly. Pat dry if necessary. Set aside.
  • Line a baking sheet or tray with wax paper or nonstick foil.
  •  Pour about half of the sanding sugar into a small bowl.
  • In another small bowl, melt white chocolate according to directions on package. I usually melt it in small increments in the microwave on low power until about 80% of it is melted. I then stir it until it is completely melted. If it is too thick, add about 1/2 teaspoon shortening (like Crisco) and stir until melted and smooth.
  • Holding a strawberry by the leaves on the stem end, dip into the white chocolate to cover about 2/3 of the berry. Let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. (If there's a "glob" of chocolate on the end of the berry, scrape it off onto the side of the bowl.)
  • Dip the bottom third of the chocolate covered berry into the blue sanding sugar.
  • Carefully place each berry onto the prepared tray or baking sheet to set.  (They will set quicker in the refrigerator.) Refrigerate until time to serve. These are best served the same day they are prepared!




    53 comments:

    1. What a festive treat! Think I will include them on my 4th of July dessert table this year : thanx for posting.

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    2. They're adorable!!! It's such a great idea, especially when it's hot and you don't wanna have the oven running. I'll have to remember this patriotic dessert!! :)

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    3. They are beautiful! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend:@)

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    4. These are so awesome and perfect for this Memorial Day Weekend!

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    5. What a fabulous idea! They are perfect for your theme.

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    6. these are so perfect and original; love it.
      Rita

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    7. okay you are never going to believe this but I so did the exact same recipe for my july article in the SOuthern Child Magazine coming out here in a few weeks. I thought it was perfect for kids to do and so much fun to eat. How funny that we both picked this recipe. I love it!

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    8. How festive! I'll definitely have to make these, either for Memorial Day or 4th of July!

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    9. What a beautiful idea!!! Enjoy your weekend :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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    10. Such beautiful strawberries! They're festive and the perfect way to kick off the summer!

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    11. Love them! Strawberries are so pretty all dressed up with white and blue!

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    12. How creative and cute! I just love this! Its too cool. Have great weekend :)
      Katie
      Ps- I'm hosting a Recipe showcase Wednesday's. I'd love for you to drop by and share one if you want to.

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    13. Love the tricoloured strawberries, simply gorgeous and creative...:D)!

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    14. Perfect for the holidays--and now is a good time to be buying strawberries too.

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    15. Thanks for sharing these, the colors are so bight and fun- such a perfect holiday project. Enjoy your long weekend;-)

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    16. How pretty those strawberries look!

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    17. A work of art; they are lovely!
      Rita

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    18. Oh my gosh, what a great idea!!! For Canada Day I could just dip the strawberries in white chocolate and use red sugar. Love it! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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    19. These are adorable and oh so festive! Have a great weekend love!

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    20. These strawberries look so cool! it's cold where I am...which I guess is great weather for cooking and baking, though it means we're ages away from strawberry season :(

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    21. These strawberries are so fun! Kids and adults would love them at Memorial Cay parties.

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    22. Those are so pretty! I'm saving this as an idea for our July 4th party too.

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    23. What a perfect dessert for Memorial Day! I'm saving this for 4th of July and can't wait to surprise my family with something so festive. Have a great weekend.

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    24. How fun! What a great idea...I think I'm definitely going to make them for the 4th, also. =)

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    25. I may not get around to it for Memorial Day, but I can't wait to try these for the 4th of July!

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    26. Gorgeous colours Betty! what a deliciously sweet way to celebrate memorial day! :D

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    27. I have had trouble commenting so if you are reading this Blogger has figired it out. I trust you had a fantastic weekend!!!

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    28. Oh, I love these! Clever, quick and delicious! Perfect for Memorial Day picnics!

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    29. Oh my goodness I LOVE these strawberries. I can't wait to make these! :)

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    30. This is an awesome idea! And they look so pretty too!

      I'm a new follower of your blog! :) Can't wait to look at more of your posts!

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    31. I absolutely love this idea. They look awesome. I host a weekly link party and would love for you to pop over sometime and link a few recipes up. I'm also your newest follower and wanted to say hello.

      http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/2011/05/whisking-wednesdays-4.html

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    32. Betty-I love the pretty tri-color look on the strawberries...never saw this idea anywhere. So much fun to have it for 4th of July, as well!
      Brilliant, and so adorable:DDD
      Hope you're having a wonderful Memorial Day!

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    33. Wow, you have a perfect fun recipe!!! All your recipes are very fresh and colourful. I am your new follower!!!

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    34. I didn't catch these in time for Memorial Day, but I'm certainly going to make them for the 4th of July! Thank you for sharing with me today! I hope you had a lovely holiday. Have a week full of good food, laughter and love!

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    35. Such a fun idea. They made me smile that minute I saw them.

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    36. I like the idea of using blue sanding sugars to dip the strawberries! The colour combination is brilliant!

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    37. These strawberries are absolutely perfect for the Memorial Day...so pretty, love the pictures. Hope you had a great weekend and have a wonderful week ahead Betty :-)

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    38. These are so pretty and perfect for the Fourth of July or any patriotic occasion. Thanks for sharing them. I also like treats in the summer that do not call for putting the oven on:)

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    39. These are cutest darn things i've seen in a long time! My son would love making these with me, will have to bookmark for the 4th:) Thanks!

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    40. That's one very delicious way to show off your patriotism. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

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    41. Well these are so freakin adorable! I definitely think I'll be making them for 4th of July! They seem simple, but so "fancy" and creative! I like to dip my strawberries in sugar, so this is perfect! AND with some white chocolate? Oh my goodness! I am your newest follower :)

      Check out my blog and follow back if you like!

      http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com

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    42. Cute and creative! Nice job! I would love for you to link these up to my sweet treats party this weekend! Hope to see you there :)
      Ashton
      www.somethingswanky.com

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    43. oh i'm glad you liked the rocky road bar! i loved it so much i made sure i froze half of it to try and make it last!

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    44. These are adorable! I love the blue sugar too, makes it look so patriotic and festive. Thanks for sharing.

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    45. Those are THE cutest! I'll bet they are delicious too...very nice :)

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    46. those are adorable...i am making them for the 4th of july...if it ever stops raining...

      :-)

      kary and teddy

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    47. how cute are these! perfect... they are on my list for fourth of july!

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    48. These are sooo pretty. I'll have to dip some for the 4th of July for sure!

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    49. Yum! These look delicious! I featured your strawberries on my blog today (hope that's ok!). Thank you for sharing! http://newcombhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/fourth-of-july-faves.html

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