Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Red, White and Blue Berries

I know, I know...strawberries are so delicious on their own why mess with them? Well, because they're delicious AND cute when you mess with them, of course. I saw these patriotic strawberries on Baking Bites, and thought they would be great for a quick treat to take to summertime picnics. I made these for a Memorial Day picnic but they would be equally appropriate for the 4th of July. These are quick, easy, and you don't even have to turn on your oven.

The strawberries I used were HUGE! Some were the size of small apples, but you can use any size berries you can find in your grocery (or garden if you're lucky)! Here's how to make them:

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)
  •  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!
This post has been linked to Faith and Nutmeg Nanny's All Through the Year Cheer 4th of July event!


    1. AMAZING idea! Wow I am SO making these on multiple occasions this summer! Thank you!!!

    2. These are beautiful. What a great idea! I'll have to remember these for the 4th of July!

    3. I love these! I'm always making chocolate covered strawberries. What an original way to decorate them. Thanks for posting your pic. on Foodgawker! This is a must make for 4th of July!

    4. Oops one more thing... do you mind if I send out a message and attach one of your pics. on my Facebook group and link them back to your post for the "how to"?

    5. Kate, I don't mind at all as long as you provide a link back. :) They're on here to share!

    6. What a clever idea! I should make these for July 4th if I can still find good strawberries then.

    7. I think these are amazing and have bookmarked then for the 4th. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

    8. Wow. Those are red, white and blue all right! I love it. Such a clever idea for the 4th.

    9. what nifty-ness! this is brilliant and perfectly-executed. plus, it involves strawberries and white chocolate so i'm smitten by default. :)

    10. And not only patriotic for Americans, I might have to make these for Australia Day!

    11. These are so cute, perfect for the 4th of July. Great idea


    13. These were terrifically easy and people liked them. I couldn't help thinking, substituting green sugar would be very pretty for Christmas, providing one can get good strawberries in December. I also thought a skewer with three or four in different colors could be a lovely backyard barbecue treat.


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