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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.

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65 Comments
  • Deborah
    July 27, 2011

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

  • Julia
    November 4, 2011

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

  • Seth
    January 11, 2012

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

  • Sharon
    February 11, 2012

    I’m thinking of making these but using blue pop rocks instead of sprinkles – fireworks in your mouth! 🙂

  • Erin Schuette
    June 30, 2012

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

  • Lisa
    July 3, 2012

    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!!!

  • Kristen Ayers
    July 6, 2012

    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.

  • Laurie
    July 19, 2012

    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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