21 Delicious Red, White and Blue Desserts for 4th of July


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21 Red, White and Blue Dessert Ideas for Memorial Day and the 4th of July

My mind was blown last year when a friend brought a showstopping dessert to the 4th of July picnic– the United States perfectly molded in layers of red, white and blue jello. Jaws dropped and heads turned when she dropped that off at the buffet table! Since that day I’ve vowed to step up my summer dessert game. Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start of summer, with Fourth of July to quickly follow, so if you’re feeling patriotic here’s 21 Red, White and Blue desserts to enjoy!

Festive 4th of July Dessert Ideas

You don’t have to be a cake decorating pro to make this easy patriotic cake from Tastes of Lizzy T. It’ll make a big splash on Memorial Day or the 4th of July!

easy patriotic cake from Tastes of Lizzy T

Offer some healthy nibbles with a patriotic fruit platter from The Homespun Hydrangea.

patriotic fruit platter from Homespun Hydrangea

Kids will love this easy patriotic bark from What the Fork. It’s yummy by itself, but you can also break it into pieces to stick into cupcakes.

Easy Patriotic Bark from What the Fork

Patriotic pudding popsicles from Kenarry will keep everyone cool on those hot summer days.

Patriotic Pudding Pops from Kenarry

Don’t you love the versatility of rice krispie treats? These patriotic rice krispie treat pops from Baking Beauty are so festive.

Patriotic Rice Krispie Treat Pops

Make a patriotic cookie cake like this one from Dinner at the Zoo. It’s perfect for summer entertaining, and who doesn’t love a cookie cake that’s loaded with M&Ms?

Patriotic Cookie Cake from Dinner at the Zoo

Red, white and blue cobbler (from an Alli Event) is an amazing dessert choice for a barbecue. Berry cobbler is always a winner!

Red White and Blue Cobbler from An Alli Event

Easy to make and portable to eat, these patriotic pretzel rods from Scrappy Geek add colorful decor as well as tasty treats to your patriotic themed table.

Patriotic Pretzel Rods from A Scrappy Geek

Kids and adults alike will devour this flag fruit sugar cookie pizza from Walking on Sunshine.

Flag pizza from Walking on Sunshine

These mini patriotic fruit pizzas from Craft Create Cook are an even simpler version using store-bought sugar cookie dough. Yum.

Mini Patriotic Fruit Pizzas from Craft Create Cooke

Make this patriotic party cake from The Thrifty Couple to dazzle your guests. It looks like fireworks in dessert form!

Patriotic Party Cake from The Thrifty Couple

If you’re short on time, simply turn white snack cakes into gorgeous patriotic snack cakes. Dancing Through the Rain has a simple tutorial.

Patriotic Snack Cakes from Dancing Through the Rain

An Italian in My Kitchen shared these fruit tarts with Mascarpone creme filling (or cream cheese filling). They look stunning topped with raspberries, blueberries and stars made from a flaky dough.

Fruit Tarts from An Italian in My Kitchen

Decadent patriotic red velvet cupcakes from Olivia’s Cuisine need to be on everyone’s dessert menu this summer.

Patriotic Red Velvet Cupcakes from Olivia's Cuisine

Shaken Together’s shortbread sparklers are an easy peasy, no-bake dessert option.

Shortbread Sparklers from Shaken Together

I know I’m not alone when I say brownies are my favorite dessert. Can’t wait to make these American flag brownies from Amanda’s Cookin’!

American Flag Brownies from Amanda's Cookin'

No-bake desserts like Hello Little Home’s red, white and blue icebox cake make hosting summer parties so much easier.

Patriotic Icebox Cake from Hello, Little Home

You can’t get much more patriotic than this star-shaped red, white and blue fudge from A Cultivated Nest. Gorgeous!

Red, White and Blue Fudge from A Cultivated Nest

How creative are these fireworks Jello cups from Oh My! Creative? Using Twizzlers is a genius idea.

Fireworks Jello Cups from Oh My! Creative

Dip Oreos in red, white or blue chocolate to make some super easy Patriotic Oreo Pops like these from Happiness is Homemade. I wonder if these will work with the Mega Stuffed variety?

Patriotic Oreo Pops from Happiness is Homemade

Red, white and blue cheesecake in a jar from Our Thrifty Ideas is a portable, picnic ready dessert. So, pack a blanket and a basket, and head out for a lovely summer picnic with your favorite people.

Red White and Blue Cheesecake in a Jar

Last but not least, our easy breezy Dr. Pepper cupcakes with cherry buttercream frosting and the fizz of Pop Rocks sprinkles are light and perfect for a warm summer’s day.

21 Red, White and Blue Dessert Ideas for Memorial Day and the 4th of July

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Don’t those look delicious? Cheers to summer celebrations!

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