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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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  • Jennie
    July 2, 2009

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

  • Kerstin
    July 2, 2009

    These are adorable and so creative – I love it!

  • Nic
    July 2, 2009

    Love ’em – just too cute!

  • Trish
    July 2, 2009

    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!

  • Sues
    July 2, 2009

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

  • Dani
    July 3, 2009

    too cute :):):):):)

  • cmkiefer
    July 3, 2009

    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??

  • Nicole
    July 3, 2009

    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.

  • Laura Rebecca
    July 4, 2009

    Very cute!

  • Jen @ MaplenCornbread
    July 4, 2009

    these are just too cute and fun!!!

  • amelia
    July 4, 2009

    Oh wow! These are gorgeous, very creative =)

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

  • Jenn's Baking Chamber
    July 5, 2009

    These are so cute! I love chocolate covered strawberries!

  • LAmonkeygirl
    July 6, 2009

    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!

  • social media marketing
    November 9, 2009

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

  • Madigan at madiganmade
    June 27, 2010

    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.

  • Tanya
    June 27, 2010

    Love these! Thanks for the idea.

  • These are seriously clever! Very cute 🙂

  • Kate
    June 28, 2010

    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!!

  • Michelle Maskaly
    June 29, 2010

    These are adorable! Will be making them!

  • Chef-Louise
    July 1, 2010

    Simply creative!!!!! Tipping my hat to you all for this fun, easy idea!!!! 🙂

  • Tanya
    July 2, 2010

    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

  • megan
    July 3, 2010

    Very clever, I love them!

  • krista
    July 3, 2010

    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!

  • Red Solar
    July 3, 2010

    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. 😉

  • jo oliver
    July 3, 2010

    SO cute. Loving it:)

  • Cookin' Canuck
    July 4, 2010

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

  • Mandy
    November 5, 2010

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

  • Jerri
    May 23, 2011

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

  • Camille
    May 27, 2011

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

  • karen
    June 29, 2011

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

  • MC
    July 3, 2011

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

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