Merry's Patriotic Party Platter Recipe
In the spirit of celebrating 'Citrus Summer', and the good ol' U.S. of A. on Independence Day, Merry would like to share with you one her favorite easy summer platters to share with friends this holiday. Who doesn't love fresh fruit mixed with tangy & sweet lemon coconut macaroons! Extra points for carving your own Hail Merry macaroon stars (optional)! Enjoy!
- 2 packages organic strawberries
- 4 packages organic blueberries
- 6 bags 3.5oz. Hail Merry Lemon Macaroons
Rinse strawberries and cut strawberries into 4ths. Rinse blueberries and remove any spoiled fruit. If you'd like to add a shake of no calorie sweetener here, we like all natural Monkfruit- 1 tbsp for all fruit. Arrange blueberries first in top left quadrant. Line up Lemon Macaroons as stripes in fruit flag. Add strawberries, making sure to situate them face down and red side up for best presentation.
Optional Extra Credit: Use one of your 8 count bags to create macaroon stars. With a small sharp knife, cut 1/4th way into the top right and left of the circular macaroon lining up to make a horizontal incision on either side, creating the top two arms of the star. Then connect these two arms by cutting the top triangle of the star. Next, move to bottom of the macaroon and center your knife 1/4th of the way in again. Cut at approx 45 degrees left and right to cut out a triangle on the bottom. Finish the last 2 star arm triangles by connecting these cuts at an angle. Use the star cut outs to mix with any remaining fruit in an additional snack bowl.
Voila! Happy Independence Day!! We hope you enjoy the holiday!
With Love from Merry and the Team,