July 4th Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I came across this great idea for July Fourth and I had to share it with everyone.
Looking for 4th of July desserts recipes? These red, white, and blue strawberries are awesome enough to impress. And they are super-easy to make.
White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
with Blue Sugar & Nonpareils
Recipe & Photos: Mississippi Kitchen (Lorie Roach); licensed under aCC BY 3.0 license
2 lbs fresh strawberries with fresh green caps attached
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 spoon shortening
blue sugar crystals
Wash and dry the strawberries, leaving the green caps:
Melt one cup of white chocolate chips and one tablespoon of shortening in a metal bowl placed over some simmering water, and stir until smooth.
Pour blue sugar crystals and blue nonpareils in small bowls:
Dip the strawberries in the melted white chocolate:
Then in the sugar or nonpareils. Then place them on a wax paper lined baking sheet until they harden:
Recipe inspired by a photo of patriotic strawberries that Lorie Roach's friend Beth made and has posted on her Facebook.