Well hello, warm weather! You're finally here! And that means one of my favorite holidays is right around the corner: the Fourth of July. Not only do we celebrate our country's independence, but all kinds of foods show up in red, white and blue colors. Super fun!
Every year, I try to make some new treat to bring to the many 4th of July parties. This year I'm going with fudge because 1) it's so simple to make, 2) most everyone likes it and a little goes a long way, and 3) it's so versatile and can take so many flavors and colors.
And although I use my fair share of food gels and dyes to tint foods, I always like to see what kind of colors I can get from natural colorants. In this fudge, the red and blue colors come from freeze-dried cranberries and blueberries. They are becoming more and more commonly found in food stores these days, and they give the fudge a subtle berry flavor.
Although the flag and stripe colors aren't very dark, they are a great contrast to the white fudge. To keep it really simple, you can always just layer the colors instead of making flag shapes, so make a batch for your next summer get-together!
Yields 20-25 pieces (depending on how you slice your fudge)
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