If you're looking for a fun and easy summer dessert to celebrate the most patriotic holiday of the year, these 4th of July Strawberries will do the trick! This recipe is made with fresh, juicy red strawberries, dipped in creamy white chocolate, and then finished with festive blue sprinkles (blue sanding sugar) for a decorative sweet treat everyone will love on your 4th of July or even Memorial Day celebration. These chocolate-covered strawberries are so delicious they may cause fireworks to explode in your mouth!
🌟 Why this is the best 4th of July Strawberries recipe
- It doesn't require any special ingredients or equipment - These easy dessert strawberries only call for three ingredients: Strawberries, white chocolate chips, and blue sprinkles or sanding sugar. Also, no special equipment is necessary. You will only need a microwave-safe bowl, a baking tray, and your hands.
- It uses the highest quality ingredients - Unlike other chocolate strawberry recipes, I do not use chocolate candy melts which are not real chocolate. This recipe uses only high-quality white chocolate that does not require any oil to melt.
- It is easy to follow - Red white and blue strawberries are a breeze to make and only take 15 minutes of prep time to prepare a large batch. The hardest part is waiting for them to set!
- It is incredibly versatile - There are many ways to prepare these chocolate dipped strawberries. Using my white chocolate-covered strawberries as a base, you can choose the edible decorations you like to fit any occasion.
- They're a nutritious way to celebrate the patriotic holidays - Strawberries aren't just delicious but nutritious and full of vitamins. Add these chocolate-dipped strawberries to your dessert table instead of candy, cakes, or cupcakes for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day. You can also use them for birthdays, weddings, and other patriotic-themed celebrations.
📝 Ingredient notes
- Strawberries - Use fresh, ripe, and firm strawberries for the best appearance and taste. I recommend keeping the stalks and leaves attached to make dipping easier!
- White chocolate - For the best results, use high-quality white chocolate. White chocolate is quite sensitive when it comes to melting and may break if the quality is low. I recommend using Callebaut white chocolate chips or a Lindt white chocolate bar, as they do not require adding oil to melt the chocolate.
- Blue Sprinkles - For the final touch, you will need blue sprinkles to dip your Fourth of July strawberries. You can also use blue sanding sugar instead of blue sprinkles.
🛒 You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the Recipe Card at the bottom of this
👩🍳 How to make this recipe
- Thoroughly rinse the strawberries and pat dry them with a paper towel. Make sure they are completely dry.
- Melt the white chocolate over low heat using a double boiler or microwave, stirring frequently (approximately every 30 seconds). To prevent the chocolate from becoming grainy, remove it from the heat as soon as it is fully melted. Do not overheat.
- Take the strawberry by its stalk and dip it ¾ into the melted white chocolate. Gently shake the strawberry to get rid of the excess chocolate. Next, dip the lower ⅓ of the strawberry into the blue sprinkles.
- Continue the above steps with the remaining strawberries, then place them next to each other on a prepared baking sheet.
- Please note that you relative need to work quickly as the chocolate will set eventually. The first two might go slower then try to make them in a good speed.
- Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
- Serve fresh and chilled, storing leftovers in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
💡 Top Tip: If making many 4th of July chocolate covered strawberries, it is best to melt the chocolate in batches. Doing so will prevent the chocolate from cooling and becoming gloopy while dipping the remainder of the strawberries.
🍫 Flavor Variations & Substitutions
You can decorate your 4th of July dipped strawberries in many different ways. Try one of the variations below or mix and match different variations for a colorful and festive star spangled strawberry platter!
Multi-colored sprinkles: Get extra festive with your patriotic strawberries and swap out the blue sprinkles for red, white, and blue multi-colored sprinkles or edible confetti.
Chocolate drizzle: Mix a bit of red food coloring into the melted white chocolate and drizzle over the white chocolate layer once set. Or, for a different flavor profile and added decoration, drizzle milk chocolate or dark chocolate over the strawberries. For the best results, move the melted chocolate into a piping bag and cut the tip to make a small hole. Drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries as desired and place them back in the fridge to set again.
White chocolate covered strawberries: Dip the entire strawberry for delicious white-chocolate strawberries decorated with red, white, and blue sprinkles or edible confetti.
Other dips: Customize the strawberries to make desserts for other holidays and special events. Try dipping the strawberries in crushed Oreos, coconut, nuts, chocolate curls, strawberry crumbs, gold dust, or different colored sprinkles!
Different color combinations: To add more variety, throw in all red and blue chocolate covered strawberries or all white and blue strawberries.
🎓 Expert tips
- If, for some reason, you cannot find high quality chocolate, use candy melt but remember that it is not really chocolate.
- For red white and blue dipped strawberries without the stalks attached, use a fork, toothpick, or cocktail stick to drip the strawberries into the melted white chocolate.
- Avoid burning the chocolate by heating it over low heat using a double boiler or microwave.
- White chocolate chips do not melt as quickly, so you will need to stir them at least every 30 seconds to assist the melting process and prevent burning. Check my guide on how to melt chocolate chips for more tips on how to melt different types of chocolate in your dessert recipes.
- When dipping the strawberries, the white chocolate should be warm but not hot. Otherwise, the chocolate will not stick to the strawberries.
- Add the sprinkles or sanding sugar immediately after dipping the strawberries in the white chocolate. If you wait too long, the chocolate will harden, and the decorations will not stick.
🥣 Equipment notes
You will need a double-boiler or a microwave safe bowl for melting and dipping the chocolate and another small bowl for dipping the blue sugar or sprinkles.
Once the strawberries are dipped, use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to set them in the fridge.
These Fourth of July chocolate covered strawberries are best when eaten on the same day they are prepared. However, you can store them in the fridge in an airtight container for 1-2 days before the strawberries lose their firm texture.
No, it is not necessary to chill the strawberries first. However, since this recipe calls for fresh, firm strawberries, I recommend refrigerating them until they are ready to use.
Yes, you can prepare them up to a day in advance. However, the moisture from the strawberries and the refrigerator may cause them to "sweat" and lose their fresh appearance. For the best quality, prepare them the same day you plan to serve them.
Since the strawberries are served chilled, you do not need to temper the chocolate.
The chocolate will not set if it is too hot or humid. To help it set, place them in the fridge.
🇺🇸 More 4th of July Recipes
4th of July Strawberries
- 20 pieces Strawberries
- 140 grams (1 cups) White chocolate good quality chocolate chips eg. Callebaut or white chocolate bar eg. Lindt
- Blue sprinkles or Sanding sugar
US customary cup measurement is an indicative figure only. Measure the ingredients with a digital scale by weight (gram). Baking is art but also science which requires precision and accuracy.
Red White Blue Strawberries
- Rinse and completely dry the strawberries with the help of paper towels.
- Melt white chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave at low heat, stirring every 30 seconds or so. Make sure that you do not overheat the chocolate as it can become grainy; only heat it until it is fully melted.
- Hold a strawberry by the green leaves, then dip it ¾ into the melted white chocolate. Let any excess white chocolate drip off by gently shaking the strawberry, then dip it into the blue sprinkles to cover the lower ⅓ of the strawberry.
- Proceed with the rest of the strawberries. Place them on a prepared baking sheet next to each other.
- Let the chocolate set in the refrigerater for 30 minutes.
- Serve them fresh, store any leftovers refrigerated for 1-2 days.
- If you have removed the stalk from your strawberries, spear the top with a fork or a cocktail stick to dip strawberries into melted chocolate.
- Don't burn the white chocolate. Be sure to melt it slowly and evenly either using the double boiler method or the microwave.
- You do not need to temper the chocolate, as these white chocolate-dipped strawberries are meant to be served chilled.
- Try using some creative decorations eg. sprinkles, strawberry crumbs, or gold dust.