White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
With just 3 ingredients, these White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are the perfect red, white, and blue treat for your 4th of July party. They’re so easy to make – whip up a batch in just 20 minutes and enjoy!
4th of July Chocolate Covered Strawberries
It’s so fun to amp up our patriotic holiday gatherings with 4th of July recipes. And I’m here to tell you that these 4th of July Chocolate Covered Strawberries are one delicious, eye-catching treat!
These strawberries are the perfect red, white, and blue dessert with juicy red strawberries, white chocolate, and sparkly blue sugar. They’re a nice, fresh alternative to cupcakes and cakes, and usually the first to disappear at a cookout. Not only are they fun and pretty, but they’re also quite addictive!
And the big-time bonus? These strawberries are incredibly easy to make. Our daughters and I can whip out a platter of these pretty berries in about 20 minutes. So let your patriotism shine – make some edible red, white, and blue strawberries for your summertime gatherings!
What You’ll Need
You will need just 3 ingredients to make these 4th of July chocolate dipped strawberries!
- Fresh strawberries – Choose ripe, sweet red strawberries that are firm.
- White chocolate – Use either white chocolate almond bark (affiliate link) or white candy melts (affiliate link). If you want truly white color (not off-white or cream colored), look for melts that are labeled “bright white”, such as these bright white candy melts (affiliate link).
- Blue tinted sugar – You can find this at craft and cake decorating stores, as well as online, such as this blue sugar (affiliate link).
What’s The Best Chocolate To Use?
I recommend using either white chocolate almond bark or white chocolate candy melts. These melt smoothly and easily and adhere to the berries well. They also keep their molded shape, and won’t melt as easily as white chocolate chips.
If you want to incorporate some white chocolate chips, melt them very gently, so as not to scorch. Then combine this with some melted white chocolate almond bark or white chocolate candy melts.
How to Make White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Are you ready for some patriotic food fun?! Here’s how to make red, white, and blue strawberries:
- Melt the chocolate. Melt your chocolate in the microwave at short intervals, stirring frequently – take care to not let it get too hot and scorch. You could also set up a double boiler on the stovetop.
- Dip the strawberries. Hold the strawberries at the top and dip the bottom 2/3 into the melted chocolate. Be sure to keep some of the red showing at the top.
- Dip into the blue sugar. Dip the tip of the berry into the blue sugar.
- Let set. Place the dipped strawberries on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Chill in the fridge until set.
These white chocolate dipped strawberries can be decorated in many ways – not just with the blue sugar. You can easily adapt these to any holiday or celebration by changing the color of the sugar or switching up the toppings. Here are a few ideas:
- Drizzle another color of melts over the white chocolate
- Sprinkles – celebrate graduations, bridal showers, baby showers, retirements, birthdays, team spirit, etc.
- Chocolate curls
- Minced nuts
- Mini chocolate chips
- Cookie crumbs
- Toasted coconut
- Crushed candy bars
And see those shiny little stars on the strawberries above? I added some edible star sprinkles (affiliate link), for even more patriot fun!
Can I Make These in Advance?
Due to the moisture in strawberries, I recommend making these no more than a few hours before serving.
I tried making them a day ahead of time once and didn’t have great results – the blue sugar started to get weepy. They still tasted delicious but didn’t look quite as beautiful.
But these strawberries don’t take much effort or time to make, so just make them a few hours before party time. Then store them in the fridge, uncovered. If you place a cover on them, it will trap moisture inside.
More 4th of July Recipes:
- Red Velvet Sheet Cake
- Fudgy Patriotic Frosted Brownies
- Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches
- 4th of July Caramel Corn
- Poppin’ Patriotic Marshmallow Pops
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- white candy melts or white chocolate bark (If you want bright white color, look for those labeled “super white” or "bright white".)
- blue tinted sugar
- Melt the white chocolate bark or candy melts in the microwave in short intervals, stirring frequently, taking care to not scorch. Or use a double boiler method on the stovetop.
- Dip the bottom 2/3 of the strawberry into the melted candy melts/white chocolate, leaving a stripe of red strawberry showing at the top.
- Then dip just the tip of the berry into the blue sugar.
- Place dipped strawberries on a rimmed baking sheet that is lined with wax or parchment paper. To speed up the hardening process, place the baking sheet in the fridge for a quicker set. Store refrigerated, uncovered.
Due to the moisture in the berries, I do not recommend making these more than a few hours before serving, as the blue sugar will start to get "weepy".
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
This post was first published in 2010, and then updated in 2022.