Strawberry Candy Recipes

Fresh strawberries add vibrant color and flavor to any candy. Try dipping them in chocolate, pairing them with peanut butter, covering them with a glossy glaze or capturing their essence in fluffy marshmallows.
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    Chocolate-Covered Strawberries are the ultimate strawberry candy! These classic romantic candies couldn't be simpler, but they are all the more elegant and delicious for their simplicity. For the best results, use ripe, juicy berries and great-quality chocolate.
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    Tuxedo Strawberries
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    Tuxedo Strawberries are beautiful strawberries decorated with white and dark chocolate to resemble tiny tuxedos. They are the perfect candy for Valentine's Day, weddings, showers, or any romantic occasion.

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    Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

    Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    We all know strawberries make an excellent cheesecake topping, but it turns out that the reverse is also true--cheesecake makes an excellent strawberry filling! Fresh strawberries are filled with a homemade cheesecake mixture, made from mascarpone cheese flavored with a touch of vanilla and lemon. The filling is light, springy, and the perfect match for the ripe, juicy berries.
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    Marbled Strawberries
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    Strawberries dipped in white and dark chocolate make for a striking presentation and a delicious after-dinner treat. The white chocolate can also be colored with candy coloring if you want your berries to match a specific color scheme or table setting.

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    Strawberry Peanut Butter Bites
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Fresh strawberries are filled with a creamy peanut butter and chocolate mixture, then dipped in melted chocolate for a unique and elegant candy dessert.

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    Inside-Out Chocolate Covered Strawberries
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Love the combination of chocolate and fresh strawberries? Instead of making traditional Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, try this twist on the classic recipe instead! In this fun and elegant dessert, fresh strawberries are filled with a rich chocolate truffle mixture. The berries are beautiful, delicious, and have the perfect ratio of chocolate to strawberries.
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    Glazed Strawberries
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Glazed strawberries are fresh berries coated with a shiny candy shell, and they make a gorgeous decorative addition to a fruit platter, fruit tart, or berry cake.

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    Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Hearts
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

     Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Hearts are an easy candy everyone will love! If you thought candies have to be complicated or time-consuming to be cute, think again. All you have to do is cut strawberries into a heart shape, dip them in chocolate, then enjoy a delicious, beautiful treat!

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    Fancy Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    Ready to take your chocolate-dipped strawberries to the next level? Here are four easy decorating techniques to make your chocolate-dipped strawberries extra special! These tricks are all relatively quick and easy, but they will transform standard strawberries into something really spectacular!

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    Balsamic Glazed Strawberries photo
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Fresh strawberries are skewered coated with a shiny, crunchy sugar glaze flavored with balsamic vinegar in this unusual recipe. If you've never tried the combination of strawberries and balsamic vinegar, give it a shot--you might be surprised at how well the acidity and sweetness go together!

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    Strawberry Basil Truffles

    Strawberry Basil Truffles photo
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Strawberry Basil Truffles combine the vibrant taste of fresh strawberries with the refreshing herbal flavor of basil for a unique, gourmet truffle experience. The basil flavor in this recipe is secondary to the strawberry, so don't worry that your truffles are going to taste like salad!
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    Strawberries and Cream Truffles
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

     Calling all strawberry lovers! Strawberries and Cream Truffles are delicious white chocolate truffles with bits of real strawberries in the middle. 

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    Strawberry Fields Truffles
    Elizabeth LaBau

    Strawberry Fields Truffles are packed with strawberry flavor. These rich chocolate truffles have both strawberry puree and chunks of real berries inside, resulting in a truffle so flavorful, you'll think you're eating a fresh-picked berry.

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    Strawberry Lemonade Truffles
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Strawberry Lemonade Truffles taste like summertime! White chocolate is paired with strawberry puree and lemon zest to make these light, refreshing strawberry lemonade truffles.

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    Strawberries and Cream Lollipops
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    What do you get when you combine freeze-dried strawberries, sugar pearls, and sweet vanilla lollipops? These gorgeous and elegant Strawberries and Cream Lollipops! 

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    Double berry truffles
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Blueberry preserves and dried strawberries give Double Berry Truffles a vibrant burst of berry flavor, as well as a beautiful red, white, and blue color scheme. I love the taste and texture of freeze-dried strawberries, but if you can’t find them, any dried berry that you like can be substituted.

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    Strawberry Fudge Drops

    Strawberry Fudge Drops
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Strawberry Fudge Drops have a lovely strawberry taste, the texture of smooth fudge, and a great crunch from the addition of toasted nuts. Since they get their flavor from strawberry gelatin, their taste is closer to strawberry candy than fresh berries, so if you like strawberry hard candies, this is the fudge for you.

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    Strawberry Jam Fudge
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Strawberry Jam Fudge gets its real, fresh berry flavor from strawberry jam, and two layers of chocolate add just the right amount of indulgence. If you have fresh berries, you could always puree them and use that instead of the jam to boost the strawberry flavor.

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    Strawberry Marshmallows
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Fresh strawberry puree makes these fluffy, heavenly marshmallows burst with fruit flavor. The texture of these marshmallows is amazing—they are so light, they give no resistance when you bite into them, and they practically melt in your mouth.

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    Strawberry Pate de Fruits
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    The name may sound intimidating, but pate de fruits are nothing more than fruit paste (aka fruit chews) by another name. I love them because they're the purest, most condensed essence of fruit, so every bite explodes with strawberry flavor.

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    Strawberry Shortcake Truffles

    Strawberry Shortcake Truffles
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Moist, tender cake and sweet berries are blended into a smooth truffle filling and covered in vanilla-scented white chocolate in this recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Truffles. This is a great way to use up leftover yellow or pound cake, and you can make it even easier by substituting defrosted frozen berries for fresh strawberries.

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    Strawberry Jam Truffles
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Strawberry Truffles are smooth, rich chocolate truffles with big berry flavor from strawberry preserves.

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    Chocolate Berry Boats
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Fresh berries float in a smooth, rich chocolate "boat" in this easy, beautiful candy. This is a fun twist on traditional chocolate-dipped strawberries, and it also works with many other fruits like oranges, kiwi, and mango.

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    Red White and Blue Strawberries
    (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    White chocolate, blue sprinkles, and red berries combine in this perfectly patriotic summertime treat. These Red, White, and Blue Strawberries are a variation on traditional chocolate-dipped strawberries. They're great for children to help with, and they're fast and easy enough to throw together before a picnic or potluck.
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     Are you ready for some football? This easy recipe is perfect for your next football party. Everyone will love these chocolate-dipped strawberries decorated to look like miniature footballs, and you'll love how fast and simple they are to make.

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    Strawberry Jack O' Lanterns

    Strawberry Jack O' Lanterns
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

     These Strawberry Jack O' Lanterns will be the star of your Halloween table! It's easy to turn regular berries into adorable pumpkin jack o' lanterns--it just takes a quick dip in orange candy coating and a few dots of chocolate to form the face.

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    Ghost Strawberries
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

     Ghost Strawberries are so easy, it's scary. Instead of dipping strawberries in the traditional semi-sweet chocolate, they're instead dipped in white chocolate and given ghostly faces with dark chocolate.