It’s right around the corner! I can’t believe how fast June flew by. I’m getting ready for the 4th already! Here are a few things I will be whipping up this year. These are easy to make and look very festive as well. Enjoy!
Red, White and Blue Strawberries
Author: Itsy Bitsy Foodies
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 30 mins Total time: 30 mins
Red, white and blue strawberries are a simple and festive way to celebrate the 4th of July.
White chocolate chips or Wilton white chocolate candy melts
Blue sugar sprinkles
Wash the strawberries and let them dry completely. (If they are still wet, the chocolate will not stick to the berries.)
Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring it occasionally, until it is smooth and runny.
Pour blue sprinkles into another bowl.
Dip the strawberries in the white chocolate to cover roughly ⅔ of each berry with white chocolate.
Let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl and wipe away any globs of chocolate at the end of the berry.
Then dip the strawberry into the blue sprinkles to cover roughly the bottom ⅓ of the berry with a blue stripe.
Place the dipped strawberries on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
Place the berries, uncovered, in the refrigerator to harden.
Store leftover berries in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Chocolate-covered strawberries are best when eaten within 1 or 2 days of being made.
1½ oz. SVEDKA Stars & Stripes
1 oz. watermelon schnapps
½ oz. cranberry juice
½ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup
¼ oz. blue curacao
To make simple syrup, mix equal oz. hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add watermelon schnapps and cranberry juice over ice. Carefully add lemon, simple syrup, and vodka as to layer the white layer, then very carefully layer the blue curacao to create the color separation, and gently top with soda.