We normally think of chocolate-covered strawberries for times like Valentine’s Day, but these yummy treats can be made for many different occasions if you enjoy them! Today we’re going to talk about making patriotic white chocolate coated strawberries, perfect for any patriotic event or holiday and for some decorative treats that taste great.
What Do I Need?
For ingredients today, you’ll need some strawberries, white chocolate melting wafers, and themed red, white, and blue sprinkles mix (you can find the ones pictured at this link). Simple and easy!
How Many Does This Make?
Using this base recipe will make you approximately 15-20 chocolate strawberries. You can adjust the ingredients and proportions as needed for how many you want to make.
Can I Bring Chocolate Covered Strawberries to Parties?
If you want to bring something yummy to any event or party, you definitely can try this easy option! Not only is it really quick and simple to make, but you can also customize the recipe and easily make double the recipe for big crowds.
How Do I Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
Once you are done enjoying your treats, there will probably be at least one leftover strawberry unless everybody really wants them. If you have extras or want to make these ahead of time and store them, put them in an airtight container in your fridge.
Can I Make These More Patriotic?
For anybody that wants especially decorative and patriotic strawberries, you can do different sprinkles for a start. Or you can use food coloring in your chocolate and dip your strawberries in red, white, and blue however you want! There are lots of options.
How To Melt Chocolate Wafers Without Microwave?
Some of you will not want to use the microwave to melt your wafers or just don’t have access to a microwave. To melt chocolate wafers without the microwave, put them in a heat-safe bowl and place them on top of hot or boiling water, mixing to melt.
Why Did My Chocolate Burn or Clump?
If your chocolate is still clumpy but tastes and feels okay, it’s probably just starting to solidify or isn’t fully melted. Heat it for a little longer and stir well. To avoid overheating and burning, be sure to do short bursts in the microwave and stir often.
Do I Need to Use Parchment Paper?
As you may have noticed in this recipe or others, parchment paper is called for in order to set your strawberries on once they’re done to set the chocolate. This is to prevent chocolate from sticking. You can substitute aluminum foil if you don’t have any.
Can I Freeze White Chocolate To Set?
Once you’re finished coating your strawberries and decorating, you may be impatient and want to eat them as soon as possible, either by yourself or with your guests. You can definitely put your creations in the freezer for just a few minutes to set them quicker.
Why Does This Use White Chocolate?
White chocolate works great for decorative coated strawberries as it’s bright and helps make sprinkles and decorations show up better, but you can definitely use whatever chocolate suits you best or do some with other chocolates.
Can I Use Actual Chocolate to Coat Strawberries?
Chocolate wafers are cheap and accessible for projects like this to make things easier and ensure your creations are beautiful and set well. But you can use chocolate chips or baking chocolate if you want; just know it’ll be thicker and have to set longer.
Some of your first questions thinking about a recipe like this have been answered, so that means it’s time to get into making them! You can make these anytime you want, but some ideas for events that patriotic white chocolate coated strawberries could work best with include Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Let’s get into it!
Patriotic White Chocolate Coated Strawberries
- Storage: refrigerate in airtight container
- 16 oz fresh strawberries
- 7 oz white chocolate melting wafers
- Red, white, and blue stars and stripes sprinkles
- Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment paper.
- Pour the chocolate wafers into a microwave safe bowl, and heat in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each heating session, until fully melted.
- Dip the strawberries one by one, half way into the melted chocolate, then set on a parchment linedbaking sheet.
- Immediately top with sprinkles after dipping each berry, and the chocolate will set quickly.
- Cover, and refrigerate for 15 minutes, or until ready to serve.