With July 4th right around the corner, I’m already planning ahead for what sweet treats I’ll be making for this holiday. On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, which set the 13 colonies on their way to freedom as a sovereign nation. By celebrating this National Holiday, many take this day to spend with family, relax, watch fireworks, and have outside barbecues. To avoid any mishaps with my cooking, I decided to test out my idea for white chocolate stars ahead of time. To make the final product even more festive, I added red and blue food coloring to come out with red, white, and blue chocolate stars.
I was never really a fan of white chocolate when I was younger, however it’s grown on me over the years. I even recently found out that white chocolate is caffeine free, which is perfect for someone who’s sensitive to stimulants. The only problem I’ve had when melting white chocolate is the issue of clumping. I was SO excited when I tried adding coconut oil to my chocolate before melting and absolutely no clumping occurred. My finished product was smooth and easy to work with, so I was all smiles. Now for the ingredients:
1 bag white chocolate chips or melts, divided into 3 ½ cup portions
3 teaspoons Kelapo Coconut Oil, divided
Red food coloring, 5-8 drops
Blue food coloring, 5-8 drops
Star shaped ice cube try or mold
- Divide white chocolate into 3 separate bowls (1/2 cup each bowl).
- Place 1 teaspoon coconut oil into each blow.
- Next, pour nonpareil sprinkles into the bottom of your ice cube try or mold.
- Place 1 bowl at a time in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or over a double-boil, until melted.
- Add red food coloring to one bowl and blue food coloring to the other. Mix thoroughly until all color is combined.
- Next, pour chocolate into ice cube try or molds.
- Once finished, place in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
- Loosen the ice cube tray/mold before popping the chocolates out. Serve and enjoy!
The fun part about this is that you can get as creative as you’d like. Try adding red, white, and blue sprinkles to the tops of the chocolates, layering the colors, or even adding shredded coconut and almonds into the mix. The girls at work said the chocolates tasted like an almond joy and were a complete hit amongst everyone. There are so many movie premiers coming out the week of July 4th. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing Despicable Me 2…I just can’t get enough of those minions! These white chocolate stars could be the perfect idea to have your little ones help out with before enjoying a day at the movies. Once you come back, pop them out, and they’re ready to serve.