Well hello, there beautiful baking friends!
So here’s something many people don’t know about me; The Fairies sort of creeps me out in the parks. Nothing freaks me out more than Talking Mickey in the Magic Kingdom though. When you stand to his side you can see through his eyes in the head area. It just creeps me out.
Ok back to the fairies.
I don’t know why but I always find meeting the fairies awkward. I have even written numerous articles on other sites about how much I love meeting characters and tips and tricks to feel more comfortable meeting them. But for some reasons these ladies make me feel uncomfortable. Maybe it’s because I have trouble telling them apart. Besides Tinkerbell, there are so many that I don’t know their backstories. Ok, now I’m starting to sound crazy. Put your crazy away I hear people say.
With all that being said, here is another super easy recipe from the Disney Family website. They are calling them Fairy Berries. I’m not exactly sure why though. Some recipes are super easy to see the connection. For example, the recipe for dog biscuits is called 101 Dalmatians biscuits. That’s easy to connect the two but I don’t see this one. Maybe there is a fairies movie where they hang out on strawberries. Let me know in the comments if they do have one.
On the other hand, this is Disney’s recipe and they can call it what they want too. Let’s make some delicious Fairy Berries. Ok, that sounded wrong. Let’s get to the recipe.
White chocolate chips or Candy Melts
Red Food Coloring
Here’s something I’m going to say. Instead of placing red food coloring in white candy melts, I just bought pink candy melts. Doesn’t that make sense? It turned out exactly like the website picture, so I assume they used pink candy melts too.
Wash your strawberries. This is really just a good fruit rule. You don’t know where those berries have been and you want to attempt to wash off the mystery stuff. After you wash them off, dry them with a paper towel. The candy melts will stick better to the strawberries the drier they are.
On a plate, pour the sugar and place aside.
In a microwave bowl, place the white candy melts. Microwave them for 30 seconds, stir them, microwave again, stir… keep going under they are completely melted. You want to do it slowly because the candy melts will burn and seize. I have tried to rush it numerous times and every time it seizes. The candy will become smooth if done properly.
Stir in the red food coloring to the melted candy melts. I will always recommend using paste food coloring because that’s what the professionals know works so much better. Most home cooks with have the liquid food coloring drops. If you chose to use the liquid version, use about 5 drops for every 1 cup of candy melt or white chocolate.
Dip the strawberry into the candy melt. Making sure to coat the strawberry until close to the strawberry leaves.
Ok, this is the stage I disagree with the recipe about. The recipe says to immediately roll them in the sugar but this did not work out for me. They ended up looking super clumpy and lumpy. Not the pretty fairy berry in the sites pictures. I recommend sprinkling the sugar over the strawberries while rotating the strawberries. This gives and much more attractive look to the berry. So much prettier.
Place the berries on a sheet of waxed paper and let them harden.
This is a great recipe to do with your kids and doesn’t require much prep or clean up. Who doesn’t love candy coated strawberries?
Happy baking everyone!