Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July Dipped Strawberries

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I can't believe the 4th is this weekend.  Do you have fun fireworks and BBQ's planned to celebrate our wonderful country?

We are going to be busy hanging out with friends, grillin' up some serious food, lighting off fireworks, going to parades, and trying to stay cool.  I am quite excited, almost as much as the kids, but's that is probably because I am in charge of the desserts and I can't wait.

These strawberries are perfect for a party.  They are so easy but fit the 4th of July theme so well.  The best part is that every person I know loves dipped strawberries.  And all it takes are a few ingredients, even better!

4th of July Dipped Strawberries

Strawberries, rinsed and dried (very important that they are dry)
White Candy Melts (I prefer Wiltons) or Almond Bark
Blue Candy Melts

1.  In microwave safe bowl put white candy melts or almond bark.  Microwave for 1 minute.  Stir and return to microwave.  Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until candy melts are melted and smooth.  Dip strawberries, shake off excess, and place on wax paper to set up.  Repeat with all strawberries.  Let sit until candy is hardened.

2.  Repeat the same procedure with melting blue candy melts as white.  Dip strawberries in blue.  Do this part quickly so the white doesn't melt into the blue.  Lay on wax paper and let harden.  Repeat with all strawberries.  Serve, eat, and enjoy!

And if you feel like making something a little more involved, this Red Velvet Cupcake is perfect for the 4th.  Add some blueberries and you are ready to go!

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