Hello, baking people!
I am in love with the Disney Family website. If you have never visited the site then you have been missing out. It’s not like the Disney Parks Blog where you learn about what’s happening in the parks. This is more of a Disney at home sort of place. Let’s face it, that’s where most people are doing their Disney Stuff in their Disney Life. This site is filled with Crafts, storybooks, and most important for us recipes.
There will be a few Disney Parks recipes in it but they are mainly Disney themed desserts. Things like cupcakes with Belle’s rose or a Baymax Smores. Who doesn’t love those two things?
I thought we would create something super simple from the site and that’s Strawberry Rosebuds. It’s essentially strawberries dipped in candy but I love that it’s something you can do with the kids and you don’t have to really worry about anything crazy complicated.
1 cup white candy melts or white chocolate chips
Mint leaves (optional)
Before we start I’ll mention two things. The first is I said screw the mint leaves and left on the original strawberries leaves. Since the recipe said it was an option, it seemed like a waste to me. I don’t think kids will really eat the leaves and I think they know not to eat the real strawberry leaves.
I also thought I had the sticks… sorry wooden kitchen skewers… they called for but I didn’t. Since my family wouldn’t notice if they were there or not, I just decided to skip them. I also didn’t think it would affect the actual recipe. If shoving a piece of wood through the fruit makes or breaks the recipe then I’m not sure that’s a recipe for me.
Ok, let’s do this people!
Clean your berries well. You will wash and dry them. This is something your kids can easily help with. How do the leaves look? If they look nice then leave them on but if they are brown and broken, take them off.
In a microwave-safe bowl, place the candy melts. You can also do this in a mug, but if you are doing this with multiple kids, it will be way easier for everyone to dip later on in a bowl.
Don’t try to rush the melting of these guys. Place them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Take them out and stir them. Place them back in the microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Continue to do this until they are melted. You don’t want to rush this and just put them in for a few minutes because they will burn and seize. The mixture will become smooth.
Insert a wooden skewer through the bottom of a strawberry. Now that I think about it, you could probably use popsicle sticks instead of wooden skewers. I just have this fear with sharp skewers that kids will stab themselves. For goodness sakes, I would stab myself with them. If you removed the leaves you can slide the mint leaves to look like fake leaves here. If you decide not to use sticks, that’s cool. You will just hold the leave to dunk the strawberries later on.
Dip the strawberry into the candy melts. You want to leave a small space between the candy melts and where the strawberry leaves would be. No one wants candy coated leaves. Well, I guess there is a market for candy-coated bugs so there must be someone out there munching down on some sweet leaves right now.
On a plate, once dipped, place the dipped strawberries to harden. This will take a few minutes.
This recipe says it will make 12 to 15 rosebuds but it really just depends on how big your strawberries are. If you use tiny ones then you will be dip way more strawberries. Or if you use more candy melts, than you can make more too.
Happy Baking Friends