Red, White and Blue Berries for Flag Day

by Denise

With today being Flag Day, some patriotic strawberries seemed appropriate.  I first found these colorful, beautiful berries on Pinterest along with some other fabulous Flag Day ideas and creative ways to use blueberries and strawberries for the occasion.

What would we do if berries weren’t in season during the summer months in time for Flag Day and Fourth of July?  I suppose we could use frozen berries, but I don’t think all our patriotic potluck dishes would look as pretty.  

Just look at how nicely these pretty little patriotic berries present too.  You will wow your friends.  (You know, the ones not on Pinterest).

Not only are these patriotic berries easy on the eyes and taste buds, they’re also simple to replicate.  But I have to confess.   I’m kind of a chocolate snob and therefore, I had to revamp the recipe with some good Ghirardelli white chocolate and then I had to make my own blue sugar sprinkles, because the blue had to be a bit darker. Sometimes I can be a little OCD like that, especially when I notice a lone dark blue sugar crystal in the middle of a white plate.  Oh well.  Hopefully, everyone will focus on the stripes and give three cheers for the red, white and blue.

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Red, White and Blue Strawberries
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Red ripe strawberries dipped in white chocolate and blue sugar crystals.
Ingredients
  • 1 pint strawberries, rinsed and dried
  • Ghirardelli white chocolate bar
  • White edible glitter
  • Blue food coloring
Instructions
  1. Place edible glitter in a bowl sugar and add a few food drops of blue food coloring. For a darker blue, add a few more drops. Stir until sugar is evenly coated and a warm blue color.
  2. In a double-boiler, bring 2 cups of water to a low boil and then lower heat. Break the white chocolate into pieces and place in warmed double-boiler. Stir chocolate until creamy and evenly melted.
  3. Using a spoon, coat half the strawberry with the melted white chocolate. Then, dip the tip of the strawberry in the blue sugar or spoon sugar onto the strawberry.
  4. Place on strawberry on baking sheet and repeat with others. Chill berries in fridge for about 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.



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I am a domestic diva raising three beautiful and brilliant children. Before my blissful life as a SAHM, I taught elementary school for 7 years. I also organize a mommy group on Meetup.com, where I have met the most outstanding women and some of my best friends. Four years ago, I discovered a passion for running. I am currently training for my fourth marathon as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. I aspire to become a published children's author someday. Find me on my blog, Twitter and on Facebook.

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1 Francisca June 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects? Many thanks!
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2 gifts for boyfriend June 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

Hi Denise,

Those look soo tasty! Its my sonds 5th birthday on the weekend, so i think all his little friends are in for a treat!

Thanks again,

Evie

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3 Margaret June 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Oh gosh, these look so yummy and are so easy!! Thanks for sharing!
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4 Susan June 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm

So fun and delicious!
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5 Rachel June 15, 2012 at 1:42 am

LOVE this, Denise — so cute!
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6 Megan June 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Wow! I hadn’t seen those on Pinterest yet. They are SOO cute! I am definitely going to try those for the 4th. THanks!!
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7 Kelsey Deluise June 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

a new and creative way to use strawberries…lovely idea, really!

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8 carolynn ferraro-king June 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Wow! Those strawberries look delicious! I will have to make those on the 4th of July..Thanks!

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