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White chocolate, blue sprinkles, and red berries combine in this perfectly patriotic summertime treat. These flag-themed strawberries are a variation on traditional chocolate-dipped confection and are perfect for the July 4th celebration.
You can also vary the colors of the coating and the sprinkles to make these berries for other holidays, birthday parties, or showers.
Wash the strawberries and gently pat them with paper towel, making sure they're completely dry before using.
Place the blue sprinkles in a small bowl.
Melt the white chocolate or candy coating in a small microwave-safe bowl. White chocolate scorches easily, so stir it after every 30 seconds to keep it from overheating. Stir until it's melted and smooth.
Holding a strawberry by the stem, dip it about two-thirds way into the white chocolate. Since these are red, white, and blue strawberries, make sure you leave a visible red portion at the top of the berry. Place the strawberry on a baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper, and repeat until all of the berries are dipped. Refrigerate the tray briefly to set the chocolate, for about 5 minutes.
Dip the bottom third of a berry in the white chocolate, then immediately roll it in the blue sprinkles to cover the bottom. You can skip the double-dipping and just roll it in sprinkles the first time you dip the berries in chocolate, but it's messier and more difficult to control. Repeat until all of the berries have a bottom layer of blue sprinkles.
Refrigerate the tray until the white chocolate is completely set, and store the strawberries in the refrigerator until ready to serve. These candies are best enjoyed the same day they are made.