Cinco de Mayo is all about celebrating and when celebrated there is usually plenty of tacos and margaritas but this year, I am bringing a little sweet treat to our Cinco de Mayo fun! I know most people love enjoying chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day but I have to tell ya, chocolate covered strawberries can be made to match any theme or holiday, even Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo Strawberries
I love making pretty chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day and over the years I have also made Easter Carrot Strawberries too. All of these creations are family favorites and make a yummy fruit a little extra of a treat. This year for Cinco de Mayo we will be leaving the fried curros and ice cream at home and enjoying these super colorful, fun and easy to make strawberries!
1. Prepare strawberries by washing the berries and carefully drying them.
2. Lay out strawberries to dry on a large sheet of parchment paper.
3. Melt the white chocolate in a small bowl. Make sure to do this in the microwave in small time increments – 30 seconds at a time.
4. Pour all of the green sugar crystals in a small but deep bowl or cup.
5. Dip the strawberry into the melted white chocolate, only coating about 2/3 up the strawberry.
6. Allow some of the excess chocolate to drip off back into the chocolate bowl and then carefully dip the strawberry into the bowl of green sprinkles, only going up about 1/3 of the strawberry.
7. Place the strawberry on the parchment paper.
8. Repeat until desired amount of Cinco de Mayo chocolate covered strawberries is created!
9. Let the strawberries set for about 30 minutes at room temperature or about 15 minutes in the fridge.
10. Serve and enjoy!
Aren’t they cute? And so simple! I know these will be a hit at our Cinco de Mayo party. I love that they are easy enough for me to ask my kids to help and we can bust out a large amount of them. It is a great way to bring a yummy treat to a party but still make it a themed item with a sweet treat!
What is your favorite Cinco de Mayo treat to prepare?
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