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Patriotic Strawberries

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week. Sorry I haven’t posted recently. My husband and I were away on vacation in St. Lucia. It was like being in paradise. Here was the view from our balcony:

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We came home on Sunday and had no power due to the horrible storms that swept the east coast. Hopefully, if your area was affected by the storms, you have power back and are safe. I heard the storm was pretty scary.

Today’s recipe was one I found on Pinterest (no surprise there) Smile. It was originally posted by Ourbestbites.com (I modified the recipe a bit). It is a quick treat you can make for your July 4th parties.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

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  • 1 container of fresh strawberries (you should always opt for organic strawberries since they are usually loaded with pesticides)
  • 1/2 bag of white chocolate chips (more or less depending on the number of strawberries you have)
  • Blue sprinkles (the store was out of these, so I made my own using sugar and blue food coloring)

Wash and dry your strawberries. ALWAYS WASH YOUR STRAWBERRIES in soapy water here’s why (don’t watch if you get grossed out easily).

Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.

Melt your chocolate in the microwave. (sorry for the blurry pic)

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Make your sugar blue (if your store doesn’t have blue sprinkles). To do this, place sugar in a zip lock bag and add about 3 drops of blue food dye. Squish it around until it’s all mixed together. Then place into a bowl.

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Dip a strawberry into the melted chocolate (leaving some red to show). Then dip and roll the tip of the strawberry into the blue sugar. Place the completed strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat this until all strawberries are coated. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens.

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They turned out pretty well, not perfect, but still festive. Smile

Enjoy!

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Nutrition information: Each strawberry has approximately 41 calories, 1.7 grams of fat, 6.2 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.4 grams of fiber.

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  1. Loved ’em!

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