Red, white & blue: you can, too!

It’s potluck day at the office again!  Oh do we love our potlucks.

Our theme today is Red, White & Blue in honor of our upcoming Independence Day Holiday :).  Many of you know that I grew up in Canada and we wore our red & white proudly.  When I became a U.S. Citizen, I happily added blue to my repertoire. I’m proud to be a citizen here and a “dual” there … and I’m always happy to contribute something fun to a party.

I saw this idea in a magazine; reading it over I thought, “I can do that” and guess what? So can you.

Have fun with it .. and to my Canadian family & friends … follow the steps below and just skip the blue:  have fun creating your very own True North Strong & Free delights, too!

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* Patriotic Strawberries ~~ What you need *

  • Strawberries, rinsed & dried (keep stems)  (I used 4 lbs)
  • CandiQuick or Dolci white melting chocolate (I used 2 packets of Dolci)
  • Sugar ( I used about 1/4 cup)
  • Blue food coloring ( A couple of squirts)
  • Waxed paper (enough to line your platter)
  • Paper towel (to put clean berries on & to dry with)


Rinse strawberries and place on paper towel.  Pat dry (be sure they’re dry or candy coating won’t stick.)

Add food coloring to sugar (use a bowl, you want a little depth here).  Try to ignore Tigers’ headlines.

Blend in sugar by mashing with a fork. At first the food coloring will want to stick together but you’ll soon convince it otherwise.


Next, follow microwaving instructions on package to melt the coating (I melted and dipped one packet at a time and used 2 total).

Next, dip strawberries (one at a time) about 2/3 in the candy coating and immediately roll the bottom in the blue sugar.  Place on platter.

Resist the urge to be generous with the coating or you’ll get a gloppy mess like the one in the left:

Finished product below!

Smile, taste & celebrate!

Happy Canada Day (July 1st)!  *  Happy Independence Day (July 4th!)

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23 thoughts on “Red, white & blue: you can, too!

  1. I’d be your wing-man and eat the “gloppy ones” so they wouldn’t even have a moment to leave the kitchen. You’re welcome. 😉

  2. They’re beautiful! So patriotic!

  3. Oh yum, those will be a hit! Have a great time!

  4. Yum!! The best part is the fact that it looks easy enough for me to make!

  5. What a good idea! Thanks

  6. Decadent 🙂

    • They were a big hit! Personally, I like strawberries just as they are ….. my office friends enjoyed them all 🙂 MJ

  7. Great job, MJ. Those look so pretty.

  8. I love these strawberries! You are right that Sophie would love to try them. Thanks for the great idea. Happy 4th and Canada Day!

  9. Kristina

    They look awesome! And yummy 🙂

  10. Fun! Looks like a perfect treat for Independence Day! ~ Sheila

  11. Oh we are so doing these on Wednesday!! Thank you, MJ!

    • Great! I hope you and your guests/family enjoy them as much as we did. It’s fun to make something that guarantees “oohs and ahhs.” Happy Independence Day to you 🙂 MJ

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