Sweet and Easy Dipped Strawberries

July 17th, 2012 by Laura Hartnett

Strawberries are in season! With our easy instructions, you can make amazing candy-coated strawberries for your next gathering. Candy Melts® candy make it easy to turn strawberries or many of your favorite snacks into beautifully decorated treats.

Offered in a variety of colors, Candy Melts® can be incorporated into your decorating to coordinate to your holiday or event. Follow these simple steps to use this candy decorating technique:

  1. Place the Candy Melts® to be used as a base color (we used white in the photo) in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at half power for 1 minute and stir well. Continue to microwave and stir at 30 second intervals, until the candy is smooth and melted.
  2. Dip clean, dry strawberries into the melted Candy Melts®. Place them on a parchment covered cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator until firm.
  3. Choose your accent colors. Candy Melts® are available in a variety of colors, or you can tint white Candy Melts® using Wilton Garden Candy Colors Set or Primary Candy Colors Set. Note: Be sure to use our oil soluble candy colors as opposed to our icing colors. The water in our icing colors will cause Candy Melts® to clump.
  4. Place your accent color Candy Melts® in a microwave-safe decorating bag. Loosely twist close – do not use metal twist ties. Microwave at half power for 30 seconds and knead bag. Continue to microwave and knead at 15 second intervals, until candy is melted.
  5. Snip a tiny hole in the bag and drizzle colored candy on the coated strawberry. Continue to use different colors of melted candy to create your treat. Chill until firm.

Try this technique on all your favorite treats, like pretzel rods, crisped rice treats and store-bought cookies, to delight your guests.

Please check our website for more decorating ideas with candy. Happy Dipping!

Laura Hartnett Laura is a Food Scientist and Director of Product Development of the food team at Wilton. She was brought on board to create all new products that allow our decorating community to express their sweet creativity and to ensure Wilton's food products continuously reflect the superior taste and functionality our consumers expect. Before joining the Wilton team, Laura was the Director of Technical Solutions for a dairy ingredient company. When she's not mixing up new formulas to create decorating magic, Laura enjoys entertaining and spending time with friends and family.

11 Replies

  1. Monica Burbano says:

    Felicitaciones.!!!!! veo cosas muy bellas y su decoraciòn es novedosa, llena de color. con proyecciones juveniles, discretas y con armonìa, me gusta mucho

  2. Monica Burbano says:

    Mil disculpas no entiendo porque esta el mensaje asi, debemos borrar menores de edad gracias

  3. Heather Bladen says:

    Mmm…This is something that would be great for an upcoming church picnic!! The family will love them!!

  4. Sue says:

    I use Wilton candy melts (they are the best) all the time to dip everything from fruit, nuts, marshmallows, cookies, and all types of pretzels. My problem is with the colored melts. Most of the time I can’t get them smooth enough to dip a whole product without clumping. Any suggestions?

    • Doreen says:

      You can add a little vegetable oil to the candy melts to thin it out and make it smoother and easier for dipping.

      • judy walters says:

        More than likely you are getting your chocolate to hot which will cause it to thicken. Especially the colored coatings. In that case add a small amount of oil to the chocolate and it will thin out. Also make sure your colored coatings are not old or have not sat in a overly warm place.

  5. shamattu says:

    I also use candy squirt bottles to place melted candy melts in. If I don’t use all of the melted candy up I put it in the fridge to store in the bottles and then reheat very slowly in the microwave when I need it again.

  6. Marite Ford says:

    I love your recipes and I share with my friends on Face-Book.

  7. Felicitaciones.!!!!! veo cosas muy bellas y su decoraciòn es novedosa, llena de color. con proyecciones juveniles, discretas y con armonìa, me gusta mucho

  8. miriam says:

    Me fasina todo lo q miro y se be riquisimo q talento.

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