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Red, white and blue ingredients create the
perfect July Fourth dessert. Photo courtesy
Dove Chocolate Discoveries.
Not only are berries, such as strawberries and blueberries, in season during the Fourth of July, but they also come in patriotic colors, making them great ingredients in recipes you can make for your Independence Day celebrations, such as this White Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe, courtesy of Dove Chocolate Discoveries.
1 pound fresh strawberries
8 ounces white chocolate
Chocolate tempering machine or substitute
1. Wash and completely dry strawberries.
2. For optimum results, temper chocolate in a chocolate tempering machine. If you don’t own one, simply melt the chocolate in a microwave oven or double boiler.
3. Holding a strawberry by the stem, dip about half of it in chocolate. Give it a quick twist, shake off excess and point it at the ceiling for a second to be sure the chocolate adheres.
4. Before chocolate dries, dip tip of strawberry into blue-colored sugar (available in the cake-decorating aisle of grocery store, or online). Place on parchment paper to set up and cool. If set up seems slow, place in refrigerator for 3 to 5 minutes.
Note: chocolate-covered strawberries are best enjoyed the day they are made.
Check out more of our special July Fourth recipes:
Fourth of July Cookie Pizza
Red, White & Blueberry Vanilla Liqueur Cocktails
Red, White and Sapphire Cocktail
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