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The 4th of July is filled with memories for most people. For me, the memories that flash through my mind include the time when I accidently shot a bottle rocket at my high school boyfriend (don’t worry, he was fine), when I went out on my good friend’s boat to the middle of Lake Washington to watch fireworks, and when I rode my bike with my cousins at our annual family 4th party.

The 4th is coming and it’s time to make new memories with these fun and delicious red, white and blue treats. It’s gotten me in a patriotic mood, and we hope it does the same for you!

Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my absolute favorites. My husband and I went on our honeymoon to Hawaii and we were surprised to get to our room and find a long row of chocolate covered strawberries that looked like little tuxedoes waiting for us. Since we blew all our honeymoon budget on the flight and the room, we lived on the strawberries while we were there. I didn’t mind.

With a little blue or red dye and some sprinkles, chocolate covered strawberries make a perfect 4th of July treat.


Blue Tipped Strawberriesstrawberriessprinkles-8

Makes  15-20 Strawberries

2 cups white chocolate melting wafers or chips

1 Tablespoon Crisco

15-20 strawberries

blue or red food dye

Blue sugar

1. Wash and dry the strawberries.

2. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one. Add the Crisco into the bowl and continue to melt. When the chocolate is smooth it is ready for dipping.

3. Dip the strawberries about half way up in the white chocolate then dip the tips in blue sugar. Place the finished strawberries on a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface. Serve when the chocolate is hardened.

Decorative StrawberriesStrawberries-17

Makes 15-20 Strawberries

2 cups white chocolate melting wafers or chips

1 Tablespoon Crisco

15-20 strawberries

blue or red food dye

1. Wash and dry the strawberries.

2. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one. Add the Crisco into the bowl and continue to melt. When the chocolate is smooth it is ready for dipping.

3. Dip the strawberries most of the way up in the white chocolate. Place the finished strawberries on a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface.

4. Drop 1-2 drops of blue or red food dye into the remaining chocolate and stir until the desired color is reached.

5. Using a fork or a Ziploc bag with a hole cut in the corner, drizzle the colored chocolate back and forth along each of the white chocolate covered berries. We finished ours off with tiny chocolate stars.  Serve when chocolate has hardened.

Sprinkled StrawberriesStrawberries-27

Makes 15-20 Strawberries

2 cups white chocolate melting wafers or chips

1 Tablespoon Crisco

15-20 strawberries

blue or red food dye

patriotic sprinkles

1. Wash and dry the strawberries.

2. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one. Add Crisco into the bowl and continue to melt. When the chocolate is smooth and ready for dipping, drop 1-2 drops of red or blue food dye into the chocolate and stir.

3. Dip the strawberries most of the way up in the dyed white chocolate. Immediately roll the berries in patriotic sprinkles. Place the finished strawberries on a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface. Serve when the chocolate has hardened.

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