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These Red White and Blue Strawberries are the yummiest and easiest Fourth of July treat! Juicy strawberries dipped in white candy melts and then into blue sanding sugar for the most festive look resembling the American flag.
For another fun & festive idea for a patriotic party try this Red White & Blue Layered Drink.
Red White & Blue Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Traditionally strawberries are dipped in milk chocolate but dipping them in white chocolate might just be my new favorite version! These chocolate dipped strawberries resemble the look of the American flag with their red, white, and blue colors.
Not only are they a fun & festive party treat but they’re so easy to make with only 3 ingredients. It’s as simple as melting chocolate and dipping strawberries!
- Strawberries – Make sure the ones you are using are ripe and bright red. This recipe makes 12 large dipped strawberries. If the strawberries are smaller in size then you will get more.
- Bright White Candy Melts – These can be found in the cake decorating aisle at stores like Walmart or craft stores. They are not the same thing as white chocolate chips – I don’t advise using white chocolate chips because they are more difficult to get a smooth melt with them. You can also use white melting wafers (Ghiradelli brand product).
- Blue Sanding Sugar – These are also referred to as sprinkles. They’re the blue colored fine sprinkles that more resemble sanding sugar.
How To Make Chocolate Dipped Red White & Blue Strawberries
- Rinse the strawberries under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel. Make sure they are completely dry before proceeding.
- Add the white candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds and then stir. Continue melting in 30-second increments (at 50% power) until smooth and creamy.
- Working with one strawberry at a time, dip the strawberry into the white chocolate 3/4 of the way. Allow a strip of red to remain at the top.
- Dip the strawberry into the blue sanding sugar only about 1/3 of the way up. Again, make sure that there is a strip of white showing.
- Repeat for each strawberry and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Let set for 30 minutes or until the white chocolate is hardened.
Make sure that you use white candy melts, white almond bark, or white melting wafers for these 4th of July dipped strawberries. I don’t recommend white chocolate chips because they are more difficult to melt smoothly and dip the strawberries in.
FAQ’s + Expert Tips
- Make sure that the strawberries are completely dry (after rinsing them) before proceeding with dipping. If the strawberries are even a little wet at all, the white chocolate will not adhere and stick to the strawberry. Rinse the strawberries under cold water to wash them and then place them on a layer of paper towels, on the counter top, until dry. To speed this up you can gently dab a paper towel on the strawberry to dry them up.
- Sprinkles : Use any blue colored sprinkle mix or any patriotic 4th of July sprinkle mix instead of the blue sanding sugar. I think the look of the finer blue sanding sugar looks the best and it’s easier to eat, but any sprinkle mix will work.
- Serving Tip : Leftovers can be stored in the fridge, in a covered container, for up to 48 hours but I recommend serving these strawberries within a couple hours of making them. As they sit, the strawberries will release juices which will make the white chocolate slightly damp.
Red White and Blue Strawberries
- 12 large strawberries
- 6 ounces bright white candy melts
- 2 tablespoons blue sanding sugar/patriotic sprinkles
- Prep : Place the strawberries into a colander or strainer and rinse them under cold water. Place them on a layer of paper towels, on the counter top, and let them dry. It's helpful to use a paper towel to gently blot them dry to speed up the process. Prep : Place a piece of wax paper or parchment paper on the counter top to use for the dipped strawberries, for later. Prep : Add some blue sanding sugar to a small bowl and set aside for later. * It's super important that the strawberries are dry before you dip them. If they are wet at all, the chocolate won't stay on them.12 large strawberries, 2 tablespoons blue sanding sugar/patriotic sprinkles
- Add the bright white candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue melting in 30-second increments until smooth and creamy.6 ounces bright white candy melts
- Working with one strawberry at a time, take a strawberry and dip it 3/4 of the way into the melted white candy melts. Next, sprinkle or dip the bottom 1/3 of the white dipped part of the strawberry into the blue sanding sugar. Place it on the piece of wax paper or parchment paper. Repeat for each strawberry.
- Allow the strawberries to dry for 30 minutes, at room temperature, before serving.
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