I have a friend, Beth, who really should have her own food blog, or better yet, her own television show. She is crazy talented in all things food and craft related, and she posts pictures and ideas all the time on Facebook, where I make note of them for future use. Last year around this time, she posted a picture of some patriotic strawberries that she had made, and I swiped the picture and put it into my food ideas folder. I’ve been waiting all year for the Fourth of July to roll around again so I could make them myself.
I washed and dried the strawberries, leaving the leafy tops, and poured blue sugar crystals and blue nonpareils in small bowls. I preferred the taste of the ones dipped in the blue sugar. Walmart has Great Value brand blue sugar crystals in the baking aisle.
I dipped the strawberries in the white chocolate, then in the sugar or nonpareils, then I placed them on a wax paper lined baking sheet until they hardened. I also inserted some of the strawberries with lollipop sticks, but I recommend doing this after you have dipped them and they have hardened, because the sticks loosen easily and slip out. I learned the hard way.