These 4th of July Strawberries are adorable red, white, and blue strawberries dipped in white chocolate and blue sugar for a fun and delicious Fourth of July Treat.
I love chocolate covered strawberries. I mean, who doesn’t? Usually when I make chocolate covered strawberries I am dipping something else in chocolate; Oreo cookies, pretzels, cake balls, etc. and whenever I have a little extra chocolate and some strawberries in my fridge I am one happy girl!
Well, in honor of Fourth of July coming soon, I thought, what could be cuter and yummier than a delicious Fourth of July chocolate covered strawberry. I had previously never tried strawberries dipped in white chocolate, but let me tell you, I am a new fan.
These Red White and Blue Strawberries are such a fun treat for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day! They’re such a great festive dessert, that is not only easy, adorable, but also delicious!
Ingredients Needed to make 4th of July Strawberries:
- fresh strawberries
- white chocolate chips or white candy melts
- blue sanding sugar
How to make Red, White, and Blue Strawberries?
Carefully rinse your strawberries with water, and pat them dry with paper towels.
Add your white chocolate to a small bowl, heat it in 30 second intervals in the microwave stirring after each increment until you can stir it totally smooth.
Dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way up to the top. Twist the strawberries around over the bowl to let the excess chocolate drip off.
Dip the strawberries about 1/3 to 1/2 way up into the blue sugar.
Lay them onto a parchment paper or wax paper lined cookie sheet until the white chocolate is set.
Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to rinse the strawberries before dipping them in chocolate, and completely drying them with a paper towel so that the chocolate will stick to the cleaned strawberries.
- You can also melt the white chocolate in a double boiler. Fill the bottom pan with a couple of inches of water and heat it over medium low heat. Add the white chocolate on top and stir it as it melts, until it’s fully melted.
- When it comes to sprinkle types, not all blue sprinkles are created equal. I recommend using blue sugar/ blue sanding sugar / blue sparkling sugar because the flavor is better for these, and I love the slight crunch it adds to the strawberries as well.
How to store white chocolate dipped strawberries?
If the strawberries are not going to be consumed within a few hours of dipping and making them you will want to store them in the refrigerator. They can be stored in a cool dry place at room temperature for up to 8 hours, or they can be stored in the fridge for about 2 days.
To prevent the chocolate from sweating, you can line the bottom of a container with paper towels and place the dipped strawberries onto the paper towels. Carefully place another paper towel over the top of the strawberries, and cover the container with a lid and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Let them warm to room temperature for about 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving them again.
These patriotic strawberries are such a fun red white and blue dessert, and are perfect for the entire summer, or for a patriotic holiday, like Memorial Day, or the Fourth of July.
More red, white, and blue desserts:
- Red White and Blue Trifle
- July 4 Fruit Pizza
- Red White and Blue Jello Cake
- 4th of July Cheesecakes
- Red White and Blue Cake
- 4th of July Cookies
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Red, White and Blue Strawberries
- 36 strawberries (about 2 pounds)
- 12 oz white chocolate chips (or a chopped up baking chocolate bar, or white candy melts work too)
- 1/2 cup blue sanding sugar
- Carefully clean the strawberries under water. Pat the strawberries completely dry with some paper towels.
- Add the white chocolate chips to a small bowl and add them to the microwave. Microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring after each until you can stir the chocolate totally smooth.
- Dip the strawberries in the white chocolate with about 1/4- 1/3 of the top red strawberry showing.
- Twist the strawberries over the white chocolate bowl to let the extra chocolate drip off.
- Dip the strawberries about 1/3-1/2 way up in blue sugar. (Alternatively you can also sprinkle the blue sugar over the strawberries, you'll have a less fine line, but this can prevent globs of white chocolate dripping into the sugar).
- Lay the strawberries on parchment paper or wax paper, and allow them to rest until the white chocolate is fully hardened.
These 4th of July Strawberries were first posted on June 24, 2013. The photos and text were updated for clarity on June 8, 2022.