The Spunky Family loves the 4th of July! We love BBQ’s, fireworks, and being with friends and family! However, the celebrations always require food and treats which can sometimes be dreadful.
I was looking for something easy and you can’t get much easier than dipped strawberries (the only thing easier is store bought treats but what fun is that?). The ingredient list is short (and cheap) and the time it takes to make them is equally awesome. Not to mention, they are really cute and people will be impressed
Vanilla Candy (or white chocolate)
Shortening (for thinning candy)
Lay out your strawberries on a towel to soak up excess moisture. I also patted a towel gently on top of the berries.
While your berries are drying, start melting your candy coating in your double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, find out how to make one here.
Add some shortening to the candy/chocolate to help thin it down so it’s easier to dip. I had to add about 4 teaspoons of crisco but depending on how much or what kind of chocolate/candy you use, you may need more or less. Start slow with 1-2 teaspoons and add more if need be.
While you’re waiting for the coating to melt and get smooth, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and pour the blue sprinkles into a small bowl.
When everything is ready and your candy is melted, get your berries and start dipping. Grab one berry by the hull (that’s what the green leaf thing is called, right?) and dip it 2/3 of the way into the coating. Gently shake the excess candy off or the sprinkles will not stick right.
Next, dip the bottom 1/3 of the berry into the blue sprinkles. If the coating is too thick, the sprinkles will push up onto the white and make a weird ridge.
Place the berry onto the cookie sheet and continue the steps until you have done all your berries.
You can see some of mine that had too much coating when they were dipped (especially the one on the bottom, 2nd from left). Looks kinda weird and ridgy but I bet no one will notice and they are still totally edible. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge to let the berries chill and the candy coating harden.
When they are good and chilled, take them out of the fridge and put them on a cute tray for serving!
See how easy that was? They are super cute and totally red, white, & blue!
Try this recipe out for your upcoming 4th of July celebration and see for yourself how fast they go!