Memorial day fun

The only good thing about the weather in Chicago this weekend is that I didn’t mind spending time indoors to cook. And that’s the only good thing.

But don’t these little babies cheer you right up? What’s not to love?

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These are so easy to make, you still have time to make them for a barbeque tomorrow. Or tuck the idea in your back pocket for 4th of July.

Firecracker strawberries, inspired by some picture I saw on the web that I can’t find anymore and these popsicles.

Ingredients:
Strawberries
White chocolate chips (I had to buy bars from Trader Joe’s since I couldn’t find chips)
Granulated sugar
Blue food coloring
Parchment/waxed paper

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Let’s do this:
Wash your strawberries well and make sure they are really dry. Ideally you can wash them an hour or so before you start this, but if not, just make sure to blot them well with a paper towel so the chocolate will stick. Lay out some parchment or waxed paper on a cookie sheet.

Make your blue sugar by taking about 1-2 cups of granulated sugar and mixing with a few drops of blue food coloring. You can also buy blue sprinkles, if you are high class like that. We here at DR are unequivocally low class; see double-boiler below.

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Melt your chocolate in a double boiler. I don’t have a double-boiler, but I make one with a pot of water covered with a stainless steel bowl. A ghetto-boiler, if you will.

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Dip your berries in, covering about 2/3 of the berry in chocolate. Hold it over the chocolate so any excess drips off, then dip the tip in your sugar bowl.

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Let dry on some parchment or waxed paper.
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Happy Memorial Day!!

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2 thoughts on “Memorial day fun

  1. ling says:

    I can attest that not only do these look adorable, but they tasted amazing! and I don’t even love white chocolate. I think I ate a half a dozen!

  2. Jessica says:

    I am SO making these. YUM. Wish I had one (or ten) right now.

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