Star Spangled Strawberries for Fourth of July BBQ

It’s hard to believe that we are past the half way mark of 2012 and Independence Day is a few days away.  At this time of year you don’t have to second guess your menu….it’s BBQ; grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs, maybe a little potato salad, fresh watermelon, corn on the cob, and then dessert.  My family 4th of July tradition was finishing the night with homemade (hand cranked) banana ice cream on top of a warm chocolate brownie while we watched our Uncle Mike light the fireworks.  A wonderful childhood memory I will always cherish.

Isn’t that what America is all about? The freedom to eat what you want, share time with the ones you love, and having the freedom to be who you are.  Today’s recipe is patriotic and perfect for your upcoming holiday barbecues. The best part of this recipe is how simple it is.  These Star Spangled Strawberries will be a hit and everyone will admire your creativity and patriotic spirit, but also how delicious these little morsels are.  I mean, who doesn’t like a chocolate dipped strawberry? Even better, roll it in sprinkles…..  Happy Fourth of July to all and thankyou to the many men and women who have served this great country!

Star Spangled Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 1-2lbs Organic Strawberries
  • White Chocolate for candy making  (Or package of White Candy Melts- Vanilla)
  • Blue sugars

Directions

Wipe strawberries clean.  Melt chocolate according to directions.  Be sure to not get any water into the melted mix as it will harden quickly….over heating will cause the same reaction.  Dip strawberries half way into melted chocolate and then immediately into blue sprinkles…careful to cover only the bottom third of the berry in blue.  This will give the look of red at the top, white chocolate in the middle and blue at the tip.

That’s it, enjoy your Star Spangled Strawberries, you can also tune into LEX18 tomorrow July 3rd 2012 at 12:30 afternoon to see a step by step how-to for this recipe.


 

Watch a video of this recipe at

http://www.lex18.com/videoplayer/?video_id=26883&categories=499

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