Hello, hello! I’m sharing some sweet treats today that are just a little bit different, so I have a few questions before we get started. Do you like the color purple? What about purple strawberries? Yes, really. Okay, so the fruit isn’t actually purple, but the coating is, and even though these candy coated strawberries are just slightly different from the norm, they’re flavored with lavender, and they’re perfect for spring!
My family just loves chocolate covered strawberries, but we had a bunch of candy melts left over from making Easter treats, and I really wanted to try something different. The candy melts are good enough to eat by themselves, but no matter what color you use, they all taste like vanilla.
Since I had lavender oil on hand, I decided to use some to flavor the candy melts. The result was a sophisticated treat that tastes like it belongs at a spring garden party.
- Strawberries, rinsed and dried
- 1 bag of lavender candy melts
- Yellow candy melts for contrast
- Lavender oil or lavender extract, just be sure the brand you use is safe for consumption
The directions are super easy, and I actually prefer working with the candy melts over chocolate. You can follow the directions on the bag for melting, and they only take a few minutes to get to the right consistency for dipping.
It’s hard to describe the taste of lavender, but it gave these candy coated strawberries a slightly floral and rather old-fashioned taste — if that makes sense. And like I said, they reminded me of something that would be served at an elegant gathering or garden party.
So, you could easily make these candy coated strawberries for your mom on Mother’s Day or serve them at a special gathering or even a graduation. You’re guests will be impressed!