21 Delicious Red, White and Blue Desserts for 4th of July
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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!
Offer some healthy nibbles with a patriotic fruit platter from The 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.
Patriotic pudding popsicles from Kenarry will keep everyone cool on those hot summer days.
Don’t you love the versatility of rice krispie treats? These patriotic rice krispie treat pops from Baking Beauty are so festive.
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?
Red, white and blue cobbler (from an Alli Event) is an amazing dessert choice for a barbecue. Berry cobbler is always a winner!
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.
Kids and adults alike will devour this flag fruit sugar cookie 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.
Make this patriotic party cake from The Thrifty Couple to dazzle your guests. It looks like fireworks in dessert form!
If you’re short on time, simply turn white snack cakes into gorgeous patriotic snack cakes. Dancing Through the Rain has a simple tutorial.
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.
Decadent patriotic red velvet cupcakes from Olivia’s Cuisine need to be on everyone’s dessert menu this summer.
Shaken Together’s shortbread sparklers are an easy peasy, no-bake dessert option.
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’!
No-bake desserts like Hello Little Home’s red, white and blue icebox cake make hosting summer parties so much easier.
You can’t get much more patriotic than this star-shaped red, white and blue fudge from A Cultivated Nest. Gorgeous!
How creative are these fireworks Jello cups from Oh My! Creative? Using Twizzlers is a genius idea.
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?
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.
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.
Don’t those look delicious? Cheers to summer celebrations!