May 30, 2011

Red, White and Blue Strawberries

I love making treats that look impressive when you set them out on a tray, but are really easy to make.  For the Memorial Day barbeque I went to yesterday, I brought some of my Hamburger Cookies and these awesome Patriotic Strawberries!  Both look super cool, and were a big hit, but literally just take minutes to put together (and you don't even have to turn on the oven!)


Patriotic, fun, easy and YUMMY!

NOTE:  I found this fun idea on Pinterest.  It's an awesome site where you can "pin" pictures and links of things you find on the web and browse the pins of others.  It's by invite only, but I have a few invites to give away.  Just let me know your email address and I can send you one.  ( Just prepare to give up a ton of your time looking at all the great ideas! )


INGREDIENTS:


  • whole fresh strawberries (rinsed off and dried on a paper towel)
  •  white melting chocolate
  • blue decorating sugar crystals  (in the baking section at the grocery store)



DIRECTIONS: ( Really, it's so simple you don't even need directions ~ but I'll give a couple tips!)

1.  Melt the white chocolate according to the package directions.

2.  Dip the strawberries in the chocolate.


3.  Dip the chocolate strawberries in the blue sugar crystals.  ( So the sugar doesn't get too gloppy with the liquid chocolate drips, I ended up spooning the sugar on instead of dipping the whole strawberry in)


4.  Set on waxed paper to cool.  ( If you can avoid it, don't refrigerate the dipped strawberries ~ I did on my first batch and the condensation that formed made the sugar a little bit wet and sticky.  Other batches that weren't refrigerated were fine)






5.  To impress your guests even more,  put your dipped strawberries on a "crystal" tray (from the Dollar store! ;)  )

Looks very Martha Stewart, doesn't it?  :)


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25 comments:

  1. These are adorable, and so easy! I love it! I'm totally stealing this idea for my 4th of July party.
    Thank you!!!

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  2. adorable!, what brand of choc did you use, as we know they r not all created equal! lol thanks jess

    www.balancedlibra10.blogspot.com

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  3. Jess, I used the Log House Vanilla CandiQuik. I found it at Target. It was really easy to use and I liked the taste even better than the usual little chocolate melting circle things that I usually use.

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  4. I use Pinterest as my virtual recipe box. It's amazing and I love love love it!

    <a href="http://www.alittlenosh.net>Amy @ A Little Nosh</a>

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  5. Love these! Wish I'd seen it in time to make them for today's picnic with some of the strawberries we picked on Friday!

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  6. So cute. I am making these for 4th of July!

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  7. Those are so cute!! I'll have to make some of these. They look too simple to pass up :)

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  8. Hi! Do you have any invites to Pintereset left that you can send my way? I had seen this somewhere and thought whoever made that site was a genius. I have so many favorites it's getting to be crazy! Thank You. Christie
    cbanks27@yahoo.com

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  9. Awesome...such a great idea!

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  10. These are awesome!!! They'll be perfect for our 4th of July BBQ. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. what a stinkin cute idea. Thank you so much for sharing. Come and say hi and enter my Jamberry nail giveaway!

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  12. This is such a cute idea! I have some leftover blue sprinkles from Hanukkah that would be perfect for this!

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  13. I love these! How creative! I think we will make some for July 4th (is that planning too far ahead?? I am just so excited I can't wait....maybe we should do a test run......)

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  14. These are adorable! Glad I found your blog...I'm your newest follower :)

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  15. Okay I found another post that I LOVE!!! I'm so happy I found your site!! (via the C.R.A.F.T link party) I'd love for you to come link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday at www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
    ~Michelle
    Thrifty 101

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  16. Love them! I would be interested in an invite if you still have some to giveaway!

    melissteach8@yahoo.com

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  17. These look great!

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and hope you will join in on the fun!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-linky-party.html

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  18. So cute. I am making these tomorrow for our fourth of July party. Thanks! If you have any invites left for pinterest I'd love one. Dfavero@verizon.net

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  19. I've already commented once, but just wanted to tell you... I made a batch of these for my parents Independence Day BBQ and got "good daughter" status from my Dad for making these. They were a hit!

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  20. I LOVE this idea!
    By chance, do you still have any interest accounts to give away? I need one desperately!

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  21. mily510@austin.rr.com**

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