These patriotic strawberries are the perfect way to celebrate the 4th of July. They’re simple to make and will be a hit at your next party.
❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe
- They are simple to make: the candy melts make life easy!
- They are a fun and festive addition to any party
- Red, white, and blue colors are perfect for summer, Memorial Day to Labor Day
This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.
You’ll need the following for this festive dessert:
- large strawberries
- white candy melts
- red candy melts
- blue sanding sugar
- red, white, and blue sprinkles (optional, for variety!)
- Parchment paper or wax paper
- Ziploc bag
- Microwave-safe bowls (a glass bowl is best)
- Small bowls
Prepare the strawberries. Allow the strawberries to come to room temperature before washing and drying them with a paper towel.
Melt the white candy melts in the microwave. Melt the white candy melts in a microwave-safe container according to the package instructions. Typically, you will place them in a microwave-safe bowl and heat them at thirty-second intervals, stirring in between.
Hold the strawberry by the green top or with a skewer, and dip it into the white candy coating. Let any excess chocolate drip off. You may either coat it completely or leave red “shoulders.” After cooling, place onto wax paper to harden. You may want a cookie sheet underneath so you can move the dipped strawberries easily.
Dip the tip into the blue sugar. On top of each strawberry, make red stripes using the melted candy liquid.
🥫 Storage instructions
Store your berries in a cool, dry place if you’re serving them the same day.
You can refrigerate them, but they do best loosely covered, so they don’t sweat. Enjoy them within 2 days for the best results.
Sure! But candy melts are so easy and can be re-melted over and over. If you choose to use real chocolate, add a teaspoon of shortening to white chocolate chips and melt in a double boiler.
They are little round candy discs that melt well, dry smooth, and can be re-melted. They are so easy to work with and perfect for sweet treats that you’re making with kids.
The firmer the better. If your berries are too ripe, they will fall apart when you bite into them. You’ll also want your strawberries on the larger side. This is one of the rare times when supermarket strawberries are best. And that’s fine, because strawberries tend to be out of season by July!
No problem! You can use any color you like. Or skip the sugar altogether. Or look for blue candy melts and dip again.
👩🏻🍳 Expert tips
- Make sure you let the strawberries come to room temperature first, or the candy coating will set up very fast.
- Don’t fuss over making them perfect. No one is going to inspect your work up close. This should be fun!
📘 Related Recipes
🍽 Serve it with
Fourth of July celebrations call for easy recipes you can make ahead of time.
- Cucumber, tomato, and mozzarella pasta salad is a great recipe for potlucks
- Easy old-fashioned cucumber salad is cool and refreshing
📖 Here’s the recipe
4th of July Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Parchment or wax paper
- Ziploc bag
- Microwave-safe bowls
- 1 lb large strawberries
- 12 ounces white candy melts (1 package)
- 3 ounces red candy melts
- blue sanding sugar
- Prepare the strawberries. Wash and dry the strawberries and allow them to come to room temperature.
- Melt the white candy melts. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white candy melts according to package directions. Pour the blue sparkling sugar into a small bowl
- Dip into the white chocolate and add blue sugar. Holding the strawberry by the green top or with a skewer, dip it into the white candy coating. You can either coat it fully or leave red "shoulders". Immediately after coating, dip the strawberry into a small bowl of blue sugar. Place onto wax paper to harden.
- Add red stripes. Melt the red candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl and transfer into a small zipper-top bag. Pipe red stripes onto the white portion of the strawberries.