An easy, festive patriotic dessert!
12 large strawberries, with stems intact
5 ounces White Chocolate Melts, about a half package
1 teaspoon vegetable oil, optional
2 tablespoons dark or light blue sanding sugar
Wash and then dry your strawberries thoroughly.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper and set aside.
Melt your chocolate melts in a small, deep bowl according to package instructions. Add oil if using.
Pour your sugar into a small deep bowl (if you plan to dip your berries, add enough to make the sugar deep enough for dipping.
Using the stem, dip the strawberry into the white chocolate 2/3 to 3/4 of the way up the berry. Let the excess drip off before using a spoon to sprinkle the colored sugar across the bottom 1/3 of the berry, trying to make a straight line.
Alternatively, you can try to dip the berry into the sugar before the chocolate hardens. I didn’t like the way this technique worked, although it will give you a nice blue sugar coating all around the berry.
Place the berries, decorated side up, on the prepared baking sheet to allow the chocolate to firm up.
These berries are best on the day made.