Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Strawberries

CATEGORIES: Fruit, Independence Day, Sara

Happy Fourth!  I’m sure most of you are out and about enjoying the holiday, but I wanted to leave one quick and easy idea for anyone checking in today!  I’ve made these patriotic berries before but had kind of forgotten about them until one of you lovely readers (thanks Karin!) posted a picture on our facebook page. We love our Facebook page and we love you readers!

If you need a quick idea for today’s festivities, this one is for you – quick and easy Patrioric Strawberries! You might already have everything you need!

Just melt some white chocolate (either baking chocolate, or chocolate chips works fine) or almond bark.  If you’re using white chocolate, add 1/2 tsp vegetable oil or shortening to every 1/2 cup diced chocolate or chips to make dipping easier.

Make sure your berries are dry and give them a dunk

Then dip in blue sprinkles or colored sugar

And there you go, cute as can be!

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday!  Our genuine gratitude goes out to all of the men and women serving in our armed forces right now, and to their families as well.  We honor your service and appreciate what you do to keep this beautiful country truly the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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41 comments

  1. So cute! My youngest’s birthday is July 2, and her cake this year had red, white, and blue flowers on them. I’ll remember this idea for next year’s cake!

  2. Thanks, Sara! We just picked a bunch of strawberries so this will be perfect! And a happy fourth to you and Kate as well. I was thinking about how lucky we are in this country, even for something as small as a blog! There are some places where the government doesn’t allow online networking like this. We truly are blessed in small and mysterious ways each day. Have a great day (and don’t blow your fingers of with the sparklers)! 🙂

  3. WooHoo!! I got OBB Love!!! hehe… I appreciate the mention! I just wanted to share cuz they were so dang cute! And I will be making these soon myself!!

  4. What a fabulous and easy idea! I just got back from the grocery store…unfortunately I spent $86 to get these ingredients and a few other things…ugh! But thank you very much – I will keep this one on hand for other times/occasions as they’re super cute!

  5. I also saw these in the family fun magazine! Aren’t they adorable & delicious!!!

    Happy 4th!!!

  6. These are so fun! I just got done making them and am so sad I didn’t come across your blog first. I didn’t add the oil and I had a problem with the chocolate being too thick (I’ll get it right next time). However, sometimes it is just about the effort! Happy 4th!

  7. I just made these a little while ago. They came out perfect!! So easy and so patriotic (and semi-healthy!). I love your blog! Can’t wait to get your cookbook! Happy 4th of July!

  8. What a cute idea! I made these very last minute this afternoon and they were a perfect way to end our 4th of July get together with friends.

  9. Saw these on Family Fun too. Made them yesterday and they were so yummy and cute. I used almond bark (because it was cheaper) and blue sprinkles. Tasted delicious!

  10. I needed a quick idea for last-minute 4th of july BBQ and I knew right where to go…Thanks for the great ideas. I also made your patriotic mini-pies which were fantastic! (and I’m not really a dessert fan usually)

  11. Oh man! I wish I’d seen this yesterday! Oh well, it’s something to look forward to next year. We did however make the fruit pizza and oh my…..I wish I had leftovers! It was amazing!

  12. I made this for 4th of the July and it was sooooo good! I left some strawberries without the chocolate and the blue sprinkles, just in case my grandparents didnt want them. There was no more Red, White N’ blue. Someone asked where are all the blue ones? haha! Yummy!

  13. This idea is in the June/July Family Fun magazine.
    When you find recipes and share them from elsewhere, do you site the sources?
    I was just looking at this today in the magazine and then saw it on your site.
    Very fun and very simple and very patriotically sweet!

    1. Yep, we absolutely cite the source of the recipes when they come from other places. This idea apparently was featured in Family Fun magazine (although I haven’t seen it- I don’t get that magazine), but they certainly did not invent the idea. I’ve been making these since I was a little kid, so who knows where the original idea came from. Obviously no one knows, or Family fun would have posted the source as well! I’ve noticed that Family Fun publishes a lot of fun little crafts and food items that have been around forever and just aren’t “claimed” because I often see things there that I’ve been making my whole life and I know others have too.

  14. I am attempting to make these and it is not working. I follow the instructions exactly, but when I dip the white chocolate dipped strawberry into the blue sugar, the blue sugar pushes the white chocolate up and it bulges out. Do you have to let the white chocolate harden at all before dipping in the blue sugar?

    1. No, you don’t let it dry. Maybe you have a little too much white chocolate on there? I’d let excess drip off and then dip gently.

  15. I have the Layered Jell-O sitting in my fridge right now. My nine year old son opened the fridge this morning and said, “Wow look what Mom made! She’s the best mom ever.” He’s a big Jell-O fan and this colorful one made his day. Thanks for helping me be “the best mom ever”. Have a wonderful 4th of July.

  16. I recently got more in to my Pinterest account and saw this. Repinned and can’t wait to try it on the 4th. Kids can help with this.
    Thanks

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