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Red, white and blue strawberries are a simple yet festive way to celebrate the 4th of July. When I saw a picture of these patriotic berries on another blog – Scrambled Hen Fruit (whose inspiration came from Baking Bites) – I wanted to make them immediately for our 4th of July festivities. They are easy to make and the whole family can help!
- White chocolate chips or Wilton white chocolate candy melts
- Blue sugar sprinkles
- Wash the strawberries and let them dry completely. (If they are still wet, the chocolate will not stick to the berries.)
- Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring it occasionally, until it is smooth and runny.
- Pour blue sprinkles into another bowl.
- Dip the strawberries in the white chocolate to cover roughly ⅔ of each berry with white chocolate.
- Let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl and wipe away any globs of chocolate at the end of the berry.
- Then dip the strawberry into the blue sprinkles to cover roughly the bottom ⅓ of the berry with a blue stripe.
- Place the dipped strawberries on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
- Place the berries, uncovered, in the refrigerator to harden.
- Store leftover berries in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Chocolate-covered strawberries are best when eaten within 1 or 2 days of being made.