Red, White and Blue Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

When you stick to a holiday’s “theme” colors – red and green for Christmas, pink and red for Valentine’s Day – it makes it much easier to come up with treats to make in celebration. These Red, White and Blue Chocolate Dipped Strawberries incorporate both the colors of the 4th of July holiday and fresh, in-season strawberries. They look extremely patriotic, as far as strawberries go, and taste like summer.

Just like any other chocolate-dipped strawberries, the method for making these is very easy. There is only one additional step: dip the tips of the strawberries into some blue sprinkles or blue sanding sugar once they have been dipped into the chocolate. Blue sprinkles or jimmies have a bold color to them and look cute on the strawberries, but blue sanding sugar, which I used for the strawberries here, gives the berries a little bit of a sparkle. The color of the sprinkles will not stand out well on milk or dark chocolate, and you won’t get the same visual effect as you do with white chocolate. That said, if you really want to incorporate milk or dark chocolate, just double dip the berries first into the chocolate of your choice, let that layer set up, and continue on with the white chocolate and sprinkles.

Store the berries in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat them, as white chocolate is a little more heat-sensitive than other chocolates. The berries are best within a day or two of being made.

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
1 pint fresh strawberries (approx 12 oz)
4-oz white
Blue sanding sugar or sprinkles

Line a baking sheet or cutting board with wax paper or parchment paper.
Chop up the chocolate roughly with a knife if it is in block form. In a medium-sized, microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Heat it in 45 or 60-second intervals, stirring between each time to ensure that the chocolate is melting evenly and not burning. Meanwhile, place blue sanding sugar into a small bowl and set it aside.
When chocolate is smooth, dip the berries 3/4 of the way into the chocolate, dip the tips into the blue sprinkles, and place on wax paper.
Berries can set at room temperature if you live somewhere cool, otherwise refrigerate them until ready to serve to allow the chocolate to set up.

62 comments

  1. That is brilliant, I LOVE it! Blue food is so hard, this is a great 4th of July offering! Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. These are adorable and so creative – I love it!

  3. Love ‘em – just too cute!

  4. This is simply amazing….makes me wish we would have had blue in our flag for this to be a treat…hmmm…perhaps the old Union Jack! Grin…thanks…what a great tip!

  5. Ahh these are SO perfect!! I need to save all these great (and classy) 4th of July recipes for next year!

  6. too cute :):):):):)

  7. I tried these, but mine did not turn out as pretty. Can you tell us how you dipped them and kept them looking so good??

  8. Cmkiefer – I didn’t do anything special, although I did try to keep a light hand when I dipped the strawberries in the sprinkles. You can also use a shaker (or spoon) to sprinkle the sprinkles onto the berries if that is easier for you.

  9. these are just too cute and fun!!!

  10. Oh wow! These are gorgeous, very creative =)

  11. This is a delicious looking treat. What a great idea! We had beautiful fireworks in our area. Happy 4th!

  12. These are so cute! I love chocolate covered strawberries!

  13. I made these to go with a cherry pie I brought to a BBQ, and they were a big hit! Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!

  14. This is the highly recommended post for me. I love strawberries most. I think this recipe will bring an extra ordinary taste to it.

  15. I found this post from Somewhat Simple.
    This is a f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c idea.
    Love it. Striking, but so easy at the same time.

  16. Love these! Thanks for the idea.

  17. These are seriously clever! Very cute :)

  18. I made these over the weekend Nicole, and they turned out fabulous. Just posted pics. on my site and linked back to you. Thanks for another fabulous idea! Have a great 4th of July!!

  19. These are adorable! Will be making them!

  20. Simply creative!!!!! Tipping my hat to you all for this fun, easy idea!!!! :)

  21. I made these after seeing your idea. Love them! You can check out mine here. http://tanya-alittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/2010/07/4th-of-july-chocolate-dipped.html

  22. Very clever, I love them!

  23. Thank you for this recipe. I just made them with my daughter (4) for a party tomorrow and she had a blast doing it. I dipped into the chocolate and she dipped them into the blue sugar. They didn’t turn out as pretty but they were still perfect! This is a great recipe to make with children. I love it. Thank you!

  24. Simply creative and great recipe! Blue coconut shavings might make for a great sprinkle alternative as well. Not sure how well they would stick, though. ;)

  25. SO cute. Loving it:)

  26. What a fun treat for the 4th. So pretty!

  27. I’m lovin’ on this so much it is being featured on my (small, humble) blog today!

  28. These look fabulous! I’m featuring you today on my blog!

  29. I love these! We featured them on our blog today- feel free to come by and take a look:
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

  30. Love the presentation- toooo cute. Easy to boot. What will one think of next. Too bad they have to be eaten!

  31. Made and they were ALL the rage at my Fourth celebration. Thank you for the recipe!

  32. This is great and easy to make.
    Big hit at our July 4th party.

  33. These treats are so good. Fun and easy, great for kids!

  34. These are just absolutely adorable. I will be making them along with my pickle wraps for our annual 4th celebration this year.

  35. I’m thinking of making these but using blue pop rocks instead of sprinkles – fireworks in your mouth! :-)

  36. Made these last night!!! LOVE!!! Great recipe!

  37. I love this recipe, I used blue raspberry flavored sprinkels (from Publix) They tasted so good, big hit last year, making them again this year!!!

  38. I had trouble making them look pretty also. I found that if you dipped them and then put them stem side down to dry they held the shape better.

  39. Hi there! LOVE this idea and featured you on my blog before July 4th:
    http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com/2012/06/so-berry-festive-july-4th-treat.html
    BTW, The “Cake Boss” from TV shared something very similar in People Magazine around the 4th as well and I was thinking, he is not the original with this! Good job and thanks for sharing this great idea with us!

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