My friend, Amy, is one of those people who makes cute food for her kids.
You know the kind I mean.
Her hot dogs transform into an octopus.
Her sandwiches have cute faces on them with grapes and carrots.
Her cucumber spears are caterpillars and she always, always has celebratory foods for each holiday.
I’m lucky, some holidays, if I get traditional foods on the table, let alone something that screams “festive.”
That is going to change this Fourth of July. Amy sent me a super easy recipe that should have a huge “wow” factor on the picnic table.
It’s so simple that I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of it in years past.
I might have to try it at Christmas, too.
Fourth of July Strawberries
1 pint strawberries, washed and dried
6 oz white chocolate
blue sugar, edible glitter or sprinkles
Place blue sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave on 50 percent power for 2 minutes. Stir until the bowl is no longer warm. Then, microwave for 30-second intervals at 50 percent power, stirring after each, until the chocolate is completely melted. Dip the lower two-thirds of the strawberries into the melted white chocolate. Then, dip the lower third of the strawberries in the blue sugar or spoon it onto the strawberries. Place on wax paper until completely cooled.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 203, Calories from Fat: 84, Fat: 9 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 26 mg, Potassium: 172 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 28 g, Protein: 2 g.