July 4th!

Tomorrow is the 4th of July – one of my favorite holidays of the year! Beaching, boating, BBQing and fireworks.. who could ask for more! This 4th, I am having a BBQ on  my apartment rooftop since it has an amazing view of the firework display at Gassworks park. Everyone is bringing a little something and in addition to a few fun side salads, I made a nice little festive treat perfect for the occasion, chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels.

Now this idea isn’t anything out of the ordinary, but even the simplest desserts can be the best – especially when you dress it up for the holiday. Plus it isn’t over the top with sugar and falls under the low cal dessert category. Here is what I did:

– Pretzels
-Chocolate candy melts (both red and blue)
-White decorative icing
-Wax paper

Wash the strawberries (obviously).


Fill a small cup with the candy melts. Make sure to keep the colors separate.

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Heat the chocolate in the microwave for 45 seconds and stir with a knife until melted.


Dip the strawberries into the blue and the pretzels into the red.


Lay on the wax paper to dry.


Once dry, use the white decorative icing to create stripes on the red and stars on the blue. There you go – festive July 4th treats!!