These patriotic bites are all over Pinterest! They are also a quick and easy way to contribute to that 4th of July potluck BBQ you were invited to. This will definitely be a great way for you to marinate this 4th of July. Check out the how-to below:
What you have at home: glass bowl, medium sauce pan, cookie sheet, parchment paper, espresso cup, water
What you need to buy: 1 large pack of fresh strawberries, 1 bag of white chocolate and edible blue glitter (or decorative stars like the kind used for cookie decorating.)
What you need to prep:
1) Pour the edible blue glitter into the espresso cup. It will make it easier to get just the tip of the strawberry dipped in the right amount of glitter.
2) Wash all your fresh strawberries.
3) Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper. The parchment paper won’t let the chocolate or edible glitter stick to the cookie sheet when you place your strawberries on it.
What you need to do:
1) Fill the medium sauce pan with 2 in. of water
2) Bring the water to a simmer over medium heat
3) Chop the white chocolate into small pieces or use white chocolate chips or chunks, if you’re short on time.
4) Put the white chocolate pieces in the glass bowl and place the bowl above the simmering water. The heat from the simmering water will melt the chocolate.
5) Let the bowl sit above the heated water until the chocolate is half melted.
6) Stir the chocolate after a few minutes to ensure it’s not burning and that there are no lumps.
7) When the chocolate is completed melted and remove the glass bowl from the heated water.
8) Grab your washed strawberries and dip into the melted chocolate half way up the strawberry.
9) Dip the tip of the chocolate covered strawberry in the edible glitter filled espresso cup.
10) Place the patriotic strawberry on the parchment lined cookie sheet for the chocolate to completely harden and repeat until you’ve covered and dipped all your strawberries.
Voila! You’ll have independent mini-desserts for everyone to enjoy. Remember to keep the strawberries in a cool place since the chocolate can melt easily, especially with the extreme temps we’ve been experiencing. Happy Independence Day!