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All-American Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Yes, I have an obsession with chocolate covered strawberries. The first step to recovery is admitting it, right? When I saw a picture of these patriotic berries that Nicole of Baking Bites made, I knew I had to make a batch of my own. Nicole’s blog is one of the first food blogs I started reading religiously a few years ago. Not only does she have original ideas, but she also knows the ins and outs of baking.   

                                                                                                               In addition to the star-spangled shooters I posted yesterday, these are another quick treat that will definitely get a lot of attention. Unlike, those jello shooters, these are 100% kid-friendly. Go ahead, put them on the buffet table, and go drink wine with your girlfriends. These will disappear quickly!

Here’s what to do:

  • Be sure to clean your strawberries before dipping, and buy organic if you can afford to. Make sure your strawberries have dried completely so that the chocolate doesn’t seize up on you.


  • Put chunks of white chocolate in a small bowl (white chocolate candy wafers are easy to work with). Melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.
  • Fill a second small bowl halfway with blue sanding sugar.
  • Dip strawberry into chocolate, leaving about 1/3 of the strawberry uncovered.


  • Before the chocolate sets, dip the bottom third of the strawberry into the sanding sugar.


  • Place on waxed paper.
  • You can pop them in the refrigerator if you’re serving them later in the day, but don’t make these more than a day in advance.
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74 Responses to All-American Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  1. Cookbook Queen
    June 29, 2010 | 5:05 am

    How cute!! Love them. I’ve been trying to think of a cute idea for 4th of July treats…I have to say you have me beat!! I may just have to throw in the towel and admit defeat by baking up one of those stars and stripes blueberry/strawberry cakes… :(

  2. Jen @ Project Cookie 365
    June 29, 2010 | 7:41 am

    Oh man! those are beyond adorable! (And I’m not even American… but could totally see these in Canadian colours for July 1st ;) ) What a creative idea, and PERFECT execution!

  3. Paula
    June 29, 2010 | 9:57 am

    Kate! These are gorgeous :)

  4. Elle
    June 29, 2010 | 12:48 pm

    I love love love this idea! Ans it’s easy, so the kids could do it, too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kelly
    June 30, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    OMGosh! These are the cutest things ever and so patriotic! Beautiful! I am going to take them to an Independence Day party!

  6. Dognbird
    July 1, 2010 | 9:35 am

    This is simple genius!

  7. Rachael
    July 1, 2010 | 9:40 am

    Love it! Since I love cooking but have never delved into baking, these will be perfect!
    Question. Do most grocery stores have blue sanding sugar?

  8. Kate
    July 1, 2010 | 12:26 pm

    Hi Rachael,

    I’m not sure how easy blue sanding sugar is to find at the grocery. They usually do the holiday sprinkles, so they might have it available. If not, any party store or craft store should stock it. Have a great 4th!!

  9. soph
    July 2, 2010 | 6:50 pm

    Wow….this looks delicious! (^_^)

  10. holiday nerja
    November 18, 2010 | 2:50 am

    Thoose do look really yummy gimmie :)..

  11. Holly
    June 11, 2011 | 6:26 pm

    I made these for a BBQ. It was hard to get the white choc evenly coated and with a nice line. I suggest making your own blue sugar (white sugar with a drop of blue food coloring) since I was unable to find blue sug at the regular grocery store. Also, this is probly best for a cool weather activity or if you can keep on ice. They looked great when I arrived, but it was hot and the choc was melting at the BBQ, so they didn’t look nearly as appetizing by the time dessert came around.

  12. April @ Angel Foods Kitchen
    June 24, 2011 | 9:18 am

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing. :)

  13. MaryBeth
    June 27, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    These are the cutest 4th inspired strawberries! I just have to make them!

  14. Stephanie
    June 28, 2011 | 12:16 pm

    I have to say that these are SOOO easy and CUTE!! I cannot wait to make them for the 4th of July!! I have to add though…if you cannot find sanding sugar you can make your own!! I put 1 cup of sugar in a ziplock bag and add 3-4 drops of blue food coloring into a TSP then fill the tsp with water the rest of the way then add it to the bag and mix….repeat if you need more color….spread the sugar into a pan to dry for at least 2 hr….voila!! You have blue sugar!!

  15. Robin
    July 1, 2011 | 6:45 am


  16. laura
    July 1, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    awesome idea! so cute and a healthy alternative to candy!!! :)

  17. Cara and Summer Light
    July 2, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    these are amazing!i am so excited to make these with my eleven year old tomorrow for our cookout!i am so glad i found this website! thank you!

  18. Becky D
    July 3, 2011 | 8:21 am

    I made these this morning for an evening bbq. I found it hard to find the perfect timing to dip the strawberries into the sugar. Too soon and the chocolate squished upward when dipped which then turned into a flattened edge when laid on the wax paper. Too late and the chocolate is set and will no longer pick up sugar. Regardless they are still have the holiday spirit and it certainly won’t stop us from eating them.

  19. Kate
    July 3, 2011 | 9:16 am

    Hi Becky,

    It does take a few trials to get the timing right. There is definitely a window of time that works best. Have a great 4th of July with your family!! ~Kate

  20. Molly
    July 3, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    Thanks for the great idea! So simple and pretty. I used holiday red, white and blue sprinkles instead of the sugar and they are still quite festive. I’m sure they’ll be a hit at our 4th of July brunch tomorrow!

  21. catherine westman
    July 3, 2011 | 9:15 pm

    I LOVE these…making them for tomorrow, so don’t know how they’ll look by the time we go to our party! I found that after dipping in the choc and letting them drip, spooning on the sugar worked better than dipping. I had to make my own sugar, used raw, so had a little greenish time, but oh well, you can’t have everything!

  22. Kim
    January 15, 2012 | 8:40 am

    Had to pin this!

  23. kristen
    June 20, 2012 | 9:29 am

    i love this idea and think its fabulisious.

  24. Dina
    July 3, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    I saw these and thought they were so cute but like a ding dong I didn’t read how to do them I thought they were made with marshmallow cream lol! So that’s what I bought and am gonna melt it down and dip!! I found the blue sugar at the local graceful store…. So we’ll see how it goes!! I will let you know :)

  25. Dina
    July 3, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    Oops grocery store lol!

  26. Arden Barron
    July 5, 2012 | 12:04 am

    Looks so nice a bit to nice to eat them :)

  27. Nintendo Wii Parts
    July 5, 2012 | 3:37 am

    Well it’s to nice to eat this !

  28. Lori S
    June 28, 2013 | 9:46 am

    I think I’m going to try this for a 4th of July party I’m going to….

  29. Heather
    June 23, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Thank you for sharing your recipe and making the steps easy for all to understand. I have added a link to your page from my blog. I do hope that is ok. If not please let me know and I will remove it.
    Thank you!

  30. Heather
    June 23, 2014 | 10:02 am

    Thank you for sharing your recipe and making the steps easy for all to understand. I have added a link to your page from my blog. I do hope that is ok. If not please let me know and I will remove it.
    Thank you!

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