Happy 4th, y’all!
In the past, my hubby and I have made pies or tarts for every holiday. Which were delicious, don’t get me wrong (and I must admit that Nathan did most of the work for those – I simply helped with what to put in the filling). This year, however, I wanted to create something much simpler, with straightforward ingredients. No muss, no fuss.
I saw a photo in a magazine somewhere of blueberries on top of a chocolatey brownie something-or-other, and thought, “that would so easy if the blueberries were on a chocolate bar.” And the idea for the RWB Bites was born.
– Hershey’s Mini Cookies’n’Creme Chocolate Bars
– Betty Crocker Tube Icing (in Red and White)
– Fresh Blueberries (Rinsed)
And that is it. No, really, that’s it.
I started with the base of the chocolate bar. Using the largest round decorating tip on the red frosting tube, placed a dollop of red frosting on each segment of the chocolate bar.
I then placed a blueberry on each dollop, pressing firmly enough to ensure that the blueberry was nestled into the red icing.
Using the smallest round decorating tip, I drizzled the white icing diagonally across the entire thing. This had to be done slowly and deliberately to avoid blowing bubbles or creating swirly blobs along the way.
Et voila! Easy, tasty, bite sized, red-white-and-blue treats for 4th of July.
And there are a million variations possible with this: blue icing with raspberries; dollops of white icing on each berry instead of the drizzle; other chocolate flavors with other berries and other icing colors … I’ll definitely be making these again with various ingredient options. And I really want to see what they look like with dollops instead of the drizzle.
I may have to go out and get more chocolate tomorrow … in the name of research, of course.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Independence Day!