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4th of July Recipe Idea: Strawberry Flags

This no-bake dessert lets kids help with Independence Day celebration preparation.

What’s more decadent than a chocolate-dipped strawberry? The good news is, it’s a relatively easy and healthful dessert. Here’s a fun twist for your 4th of July celebration.

Strawberry Flags Recipe

Red, White and Blue Strawberries

Makes 18-24 strawberries

Prep time: 10 minutes • Cook time: 15 minutes

1 (12-ounce) bag white chocolate chips

1 Tablespoon shortening or butter

18-24 strawberries

½ cup blue-colored sugar or sprinkles

1. Wash strawberries and pat dry. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Fill a small bowl 1-2 inches deep with colored sugar or sprinkles.

2. Place chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on medium power for 1 minute. Stir, and then repeat at 20-second intervals until chips are melted. Alternatively, use a double boiler or place chips and shortening in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring until melted.

3. Dip each strawberry in the white chocolate, about 2⁄3 of the way up, leaving some red showing. Lift out and allow excess to drip for 2 seconds before immediately dipping into colored sugar 1⁄3 of the way up the strawberry. Set on prepared pan to cool.

By Bridgett Hurley

Photography by Hillary Black

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