Easy & Fun 4th of July Chocolate Covered Strawberries Dessert

Today we are making 4th of July strawberries by dipping them in chocolate and other goodies.  This is the perfect addition to the top of our 4th of July cupcakes. <–check that out!

One of the best parts of Independence Day is the cookouts and BBQ’s with friends. I am almost always in charge of the Fourth of July desserts, and I am totally okay with that!

fourth of july strawberries - shown is red white and blue dipped strawberry dessert
Let’s make red white and blue strawberries for July 4th!

Fourth of July always brings me back to my childhood.   I can see the smoke coming from the BBQ, I can smell chlorine from the pool in my hair, and I can taste whatever light, refreshing snack my mother would bring out for everyone as a treat before dad was finished with the grill.

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Make 4th of July Strawberries

Let’s add to our future memories this year and make red white and blue chocolate dipped strawberries for July 4th.

Ingredients Needed

Directions

fresh strawberries in a bowl on an American flag for the 4th of July
Be sure to wash & let the strawberries dry.

Step 1

The first step is to wash your strawberries. You want them washed and entirely dry before dipping or they will cause the chocolate to seize and it will be a mess.

Step 2

Because we had multiple things going, I decided to melt  the chocolate in the microwave instead of a  double boiler.  I figured this would not only lessen the heat in the house, but it would also be a lot safer since I have an energetic toddler eager to help!

To melt chocolates, I normally use my defrost button and put my microwave on the lowest power level setting it has for 30 seconds.  After 20 seconds, stir it and continue heating until it is all melted.

Just a warning: the chocolate you just melted is going to be very hot.   Since I didn’t want my toddler to burn herself, I dipped the strawberry in the chocolate, let it cool for a little bit and then let her dip it in the sprinkles.

White chocolate covered strawberry dipped
Time to dip the strawberry in the white chocolate!

Step 3

Dip the strawberries one by one in the melted white or milk chocolate then dip in sprinkles if desired or save some for red white and blue icing once the dipped coat has set just a little.

Set aside any dipped strawberries on wax paper and let cool completely.  

Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

 

4th of July chocolate covered strawberries with red white and blue decorations
There are a million ways to decorate your dipped chocolate strawberries for Independence Day!

Make Red White & Blue Striped Strawberry Effect

If you are going for the striped look, try to dip the strawberry 2/3 of the way into the white chocolate, making sure there is enough red of the strawberry to be seen.

Then dip the bottom portion of the white chocolate into blue sprinkles or cover with blue icing.

little girl dipping strawberries
Kids can help decorate the strawberries…or eat them!

Our Experience Making 4th of July Strawberries

Because we dipped so many strawberries, we talked about color, fruits when she  watched me dip the strawberries, other sweet treats beside chocolates when we coated the strawberries, and other things that sparkled besides the blue sprinkles.

4th of July strawberries on a cutting board ready to eat
I can’t wait to eat strawberries on the 4th of July!

These are so easy and fun to make. Plus, you can decorate them any way you’d like!

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How did your 4th of July strawberries turn out?

One Comment

  1. shanebravo says:

    Wow yummy
    The kids are love chocolates, toffee or more. But these are not good for health and also teeth. Some kids are love strawberry. The strawberry is good for kids and in which some vitamins are include and also it was making in different flavors. Thanks for sharing this lovely or yummy recipes.
    Thanks ¦.

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