Holiday Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Strawberries
Happy 4th of July! What's everyone making for the holiday? If you have some holiday-theme recipes, please add them in the comments field. Would love to hear what everyone else is whipping up. Here's a super easy recipe for chocolate covered strawberries that I will be bringing to a BBQ this weekend. Enjoy!
Red, White, and Blue Themed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
1 pound of ripe strawberries
1 bag of white chocolate candy melts or a bag of white chocolate chips
1 cup of confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
Blue food coloring
Wash and completely dry the strawberries. In a pot, simmer 1-2 inches of water and place a glass or metal bowl on top of the pot to create a double broiler. Slowly melt half a bag of the candy melts. When the melts are completely melted, remove from heat, add the second half of the candy melts, and incorporate until smooth. If the mixture has cooled down too much to melt everything nicely, simmer the pot of water again and let everything warm up a little bit.
Once the white chocolate is completed melted, dip strawberries about 3/4 of the way and then set on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper for chocolate to harden. After you’ve dipped all the strawberries, in a separate bowl, mix together the confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup and milk. Then add as much blue food coloring to get the right shade of blue you want. If you want a thicker icing, use less milk. And if you want a thinner icing, add more milk.
Then spoon icing into a piping bag or a ziplock bag. If you are using a ziplock bag, cut a very small hole in the corner. Once the chocolate on the strawberries is completely hardened, drizzle the icing back and forth on the strawberries until about half of the white chocolate area is covered. Let the icing set and enjoy!