How To Make Tie-Dye Strawberries For A Colorful Valentine's Day Treat

Kirsten Nunez
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Now that Feb. 14 is basically here, you are probably scrambling for a last-minute sweet treat. But if you just cannot deal with a generic box of chocolates, try making these charming tie-dye strawberries for Valentine’s Day. It calls for nothing more than colorful candy wafers that you can heat up in your microwave. No fancy equipment or ingredients are needed here — promise.

And can we just talk about how fun they are? This tutorial is an awesome way to take the usual chocolate-covered strawberry recipe up a notch. Granted, those candy wafers are not exactly chocolate. They have a vanilla flavor going on. But when you are craving a cheerful burst of color, these babies are the way to go. Talk about a gram-worthy Valentine’s Day gift.

You find colored candy wafers in the baking or party section of your local craft store. And since they cost just a few bucks per bag, these tie-dye strawberries will double as a cheap Valentine’s Day gift. Plus, you can even choose the unique color combination.

To gift these tie-dye strawberries, place them in a box or tin lined with tissue paper. Wrap it up with a festive ribbon and you are all done. Galentine’s Day gifts, anyone?

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Materials:

  • Strawberries
  • Meltable candy wafers (2 or more colors)
  • Toothpicks

Additional Supplies:

  • Microwave-safe bowls
  • Small heat resistant bowl
  • Spoons
  • Parchment paper
  • Metal baking sheet

1. Place the colors into separate microwavable bowls. Heat them together in the microwave according to the packages' directions. Most brands will completely melt in 2 or 3 minutes.

Don't forget to keep an eye on the wafers. I'd recommend heating them in 1 minute intervals in between mixing with individual spoons.

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2. Fill a small heat-resistant bowl with one color. Drizzle the other color(s) on top.

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3. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors together.

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4. Carefully pick up a strawberry by the leaves. Dip into the melted candy mixture.

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5. Place on a metal baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Set aside until the candy coating hardens. How easy was that?