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Strawberry Candy Recipes

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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.

1. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
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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.

2. Strawberry Basil Truffles

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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!

3. Glazed Strawberries

glazed strawberries
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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.

4. Inside-Out Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Inside-Out Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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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.

5. Strawberry Fields Truffles

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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.

6. Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries
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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.

7. Strawberry Pate de Fruits

Strawberry Pate de Fruits
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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.

8. Strawberry Marshmallows

Strawberry Marshmallows
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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.

9. Strawberry Lemonade Truffles

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

10. Marbled Strawberries

Marbled Strawberries
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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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