“4th of July” Covered Strawberries

So, since I decided to make chocolate covered strawberries for my valentine on Valentine’s Day, I figured it would only be appropriate to cover my strawberries in 4th of July this time instead. Since the strawberry is already naturally red, I thought that this holiday treat would be perfect to serve on the 4th of July at a party or barbecue. I looked up the recipe for this yummy treat online, and it seems like something I can definitely manage to create (hopefully). If I managed to successfully make the chocolate covered strawberries, how hard could covering them in 4th of July be… Right?

Here are the directions to making your own 4th of July covered strawberries:

1.  Go to your local supermarket and buy your favorite brand of strawberries (duh).

2.  Purchase white chocolate mix. I personally recommend the brand “Dolci Frutta,” which is the same brand I used on Valentine’s Day.

3.  For the blue part, you have three options of what to cover your strawberry in, depending on your personal preference-

  • Blue sugar (used in the picture below)
  • Edible glitter
  • Sprinkles

4.  Put your choice of blue in a bowl. Make sure that the strawberry can easily fit in the bowl so that the red and blue sections look as neat, and even as possible.

5.  Follow the instructions of the back of the white chocolate mix on how to heat up the mix properly. It’s very important to not overheat the chocolate because it will not stick to the strawberries! (Trust me, it doesn’t come out pretty).

6.  Dip the strawberry into the white chocolate mix when the mix reaches the right temperature. BUT, only dip the lower two-thirds of the strawberry into the mix; leaving room for the blue, and leaving a good portion of the strawberries’ natural red showing.

7.  Then, dip the lower two-thirds of the white chocolate covered part of the strawberry into the bowl of blue. Or, you can also spoon the blue onto to strawberry yourself.

8.  Finally, place the finished strawberry onto wax paper to cool off.

When you finish covering your desired amount of strawberries, I recommend putting them in the fridge. Personally, I like my strawberries served chilled, but it’s up to you! Enjoy :- )

Hopefully mine turn out as neat as these, and I learn from my mistakes on Valentine's Day.

Hopefully mine turn out as neat as these, and I learn from my strawberry-covering mistakes on Valentine’s Day. Wish me luck!

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