Hungry Happenings: Patriotic Red, White and Blue Fudge Stars for the 4th of July

Friday, June 29, 2012

Patriotic Red, White and Blue Fudge Stars for the 4th of July


It's hard to believe that just two weeks ago I said I wanted to spend my days outside. It is so hot here and there is no relieve in sight. The thought of being outside all afternoon any day, let alone for a 4th of July picnic, makes me want to melt.

Last week before the record breaking temperatures hit, I made these white chocolate fudge star pops thinking they'd be great for an Independence Day celebration. They would, only if your event is indoors, and I'm guessing many of you who intended to party outside will move the festivities inside.


Fudge is quick and easy to make and can be molded into shapes easily by using silicone molds. For this project I used several star shaped molds. I folded some red and blue sprinkles into white chocolate fudge, sprinkled more on top, and added striped straws to make lollipops.


These are bright and festive for the 4th of July, I just wouldn't leave these out on a picnic table for too long in this heat or you'll end up with red, white and blue puddles.

Red, White and Blue Fudge Stars (makes 18-24)

You'll need:

1 batch of white chocolate fudge (see recipe here, eliminate the Oreos)
1/4 -2/3 cup red and blue jimmies/sprinkles
optional, piping bag
striped straws or lollipop sticks

Instructions:


Make white chocolate fudge (see recipe here.) Stir in red and blue sprinkles until you get the desired speckling effect. Spoon or use a piping bag to fill your silicone star mold with the fudge. Fill 18 stars all the way to the top or fill 24 stars about 3/4 full. If you'd like, add more red and blue sprinkles on top of each star. Let sit at room temperature for about 8 hours or refrigerate for an hour or so until set. 



To remove stars from mold, turn mold upside down, press on the back of  a star while pulling up on the mold. If your stars don't release, allow them to set up longer.




At this point you can arrange your stars on a serving platter or ...



Push one straw or lollipop stick into each fudge star, then arrange them on a serving platter, create a bouquet, or wrap them individually in clear cellophane bags.



I decided after taking pictures of my stars, that I really like the ones without the extra sprinkles on top. What do you think?


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Items used for this project that are available on Amazon.com


8 comments:

  1. Those photos are stunning! Such a yummy treat.

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    1. Wow, thanks. I don't often get photo comments. It's nice to hear. Photography is the hardest part of blogging for me. I've had a lot to learn.

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  2. Yes! The stars with extra sprinkles on top win! These are so bright and cheerful! Love these 4th of July treats. :o)

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  3. Love these and love you 4th napkin... I used the same on my fourth of July fruit flag pizza post! :)

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  4. Oh I really wish I had time to make some - so festive, plus I have the pan! Happy 4th Beth! P.S. I always love your photos too!

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  5. Oh my goodness....can I come to your party?! :) These look YUMMY!!!

    your newest follower...Danielle
    http://bellaella2121.blogspot.com

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