If you’ve read any of my other blog posts that involve strawberries you know how much we love them. To my dismay, strawberry season has come to an end for this year. The last batch I bought was to make these fun carrots for Easter.
These are so easy and you only need two ingredients. In addition to strawberries, you need candy melts. I use Wilton because it’s what I can find.
Prepare the berries by washing them just before you make these, no sooner. Gently dry them well with a paper towel and set them aside until ready to use. You need dry berries or the candy coating won’t adhere well and will fall off.
These “carrots” are best made the day you want to serve them. You could stretch making them the day before you want to serve them but if they sit around any longer they will sweat.
If you want to serve them for an Easter brunch, make them the night before and keep them in the refrigerator. I like to leave a little of the red berry showing so people know they are strawberries that have been dipped.
Another fun use is to make individual chocolate Jell-O pudding cups and tuck a strawberry in the top. Add some crushed chocolate wafers for “dirt” and they look like a carrot is growing from the ground. A fun treat for a kid’s Easter party or your Easter celebration.
More fun Easter treats:
- 1 (16 ounce) container large strawberries, about 15 or 16
- 2 cups orange candy melts (I used Wilton)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- Rinse strawberries and dry completely with paper towels. Line a baking sheet waxed paper.
- Microwave candy melts according to package directions, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth.
- Holding a strawberry by the green part, dip into candy melts to cover. Shake off excess and lay to set on prepared baking sheet.
- Repeat with remaining strawberries.
- Transfer remaining candy to a plastic bag and snip off corner. Drizzle crosswise over berries. Refrigerate to firm.