Patriotic Strawberries

Patriotic Strawberries

July 2, 2019   3 Comments

Patriotic strawberries are a thing. Look at these! How can you resist their colors?

You don’t have to live in the USA for these to be relevant because 28 countries have red, white and blue flags. Australia, France, Chile, Russia, Norway, Serbia, Panama…… Choose your favorite and celebrate!

July Fourth, the USA’s party to celebrate independence is right around the corner but you don’t have to cook anything to make these. I believe these are the perfect patriotic treat.

Of course, you can do some fruitskewers or strawberries stuffed with sweetened cream cheese topped with a blueberry and not use your kitchen.

These patriotic strawberries only use three ingredients and take mere minutes to make.

Strawberries, blue sugar, and white morsels combine to make this fun dessert. White morsels used be called “white chocolate” until the FDA decided that to be called white chocolate the candy must have at least 20% cocoa butter, 14% milk solids, and 3.5% milk fat. My $2 bag of white morsels does not fit the bill.

Does it matter? No, because it still tastes pretty good.

I have posted these in the past (three years ago) and got criticized because they are sugary. These are a treat and every once in a while (rarely) I do post something that is not totally healthy. I do think these are much better for you then many treats but these are an indulgence.

My 12 year old daughter and I made these together and as you can see she dipped more than the strawberries into the white morsels. We had a lot of fun attempting to make the perfect strawberry and she kept eating the mistakes. After a while, I began to think she was messing up on purpose!

The sweetness of the morsels is a delicious contrast to the strawberry. Also, there is a little crunch that happens because of the sugar. Sweet, crunchy, soft, sour, fruity…..aaah!

Bring these to a BBQ or don’t share them at all. Eat them, slowly, one at a time, and feel grateful for summer and all the tasty strawberries that show up. For me the combination of sun and strawberries is pure heaven.

I also love how these are a clear portion size and you will be aware of how many you eat because you leave the beautiful green leaves still attached. If your plate fills with these, you know you have to share with your family a wee bit more.

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Red, White, and Blue Strawberries Recipe

Makes about 12 strawberries

1 pound strawberries, washed and dried with paper towels
½ cup white morsels
¼ cup blue decorating sugar

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper. Heat white morsels in a small cup in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time until melted and smooth. Dip strawberries one at a time in morsels and then sugar creating a three colored berry. Place on parchment paper and allow to harden (about 10 minutes). Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container or serve immediately.

For one strawberry = 66 calories, 2.4 g fat, 1.4 g saturated fat, 11.3 g carbohydrates, 10.2 g sugar, 0.7 g protein, 0.8 g fiber, 7 mg sodium, 3 Freestyle SmartPoints

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3 Comments:

What a total trip!!! Thank you. A crowd pleaser for sure!!! This sort of variety is what makes you famous, Lisa!!!! Non alcohol beer followed by patriotic berries.

on July 2, 2019

WOW, THANK YOU FOR THOSE WONDERFUL IDEAS W/THE STRAWBERRIES
I LOVE THE RED,WHITE & BLUE. OUR SON IS A VET. & WE LOVE TO HONOR HIM & OTHER VETS. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION. ALSO THE BLUEBERRY TOPPED STRAWBERRIES. EASY & SO PRETTY.
HAVE A HAPPY, SAFE & BLESSED 4TH OF JULY. anneippi

on July 2, 2019

We all need a treat once in awhile.
I will try these. Perfect for a party too.
Happy Fourth of July!

on July 4, 2019


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