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From Sweet Stars to Patriotic Pops — 27 Desserts For Fourth of July

Jul 3 2014 - 7:53am

Add some sweetness to your Fourth of July celebration with a red, white, and blue-inspired dessert. From cake pops and fruit-filled flags to firework cookies and star-shaped ice cream sandwiches, the following 27 desserts are sure to inspire some serious patriotism from your family. Scroll through for an explosion of holiday-perfect desserts!

Flag Cake

Create your own red, white, and blue flag cake by following these instructions [1].

Source: Secrets of a Chef's Wife [2]

Patriotic Caramel Corn

Caramel corn [3] drizzled with white candy melts and red, white, and blue sprinkles turns caramel corn into a patriotic treat.

Source: A Farm Girl Dabbles [4]

Red, White, and Blue Cake in a Jar

While the sweet staff at Babble made this cake in a jar [5] for Memorial Day, it works equally well for the Fourth.

Source: Babble [6]

Cake Pops

Sprinkles both inside and out make these cake pops [7] beautifully patriotic.

Source: Eclectic Recipes [8]

Brownie and Berries Pizza

This red, white, and blue brownie pizza is gluten-free.

Source: Betty Crocker [9]

Fruit Pops

Cookie cutters turn watermelon, apples, and blueberries into a healthful holiday dessert. Striped straws add to the appeal.

Source: Bakers Royale [10]

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

The star-shaped red velvet shortbread cookies and cream cheese ice cream that make up these patriotic ice cream sandwiches [11] could turn anyone into a patriot!

Source: A Farm Girl Dabbles [12]


The combination of cherry-almond cookie dough and whipped cream cheese is almost explosive in these miniparfaits [13].

Source: Bubbly Nature Creations [14]

Watermelon and Feta Flag

This blueberry, watermelon, and feta (a surprisingly awesome flavor combo) flag [15] couldn't be easier or more perfect for the holiday.

Source: Wenderly [16]

Patriotic Pretzels

Pretzel sticks [17] dipped in CandiQuik Coating [18] and covered with red, white, and blue sprinkles makes for a quick, inexpensive addition to your patriotic dessert table.

Source: Noble Pig [19]

Rice Krispies

Rice Krispies, marshmallow, butter, and food coloring make for a sweet set of stripes on these red, white, and blue treat bars [20].

Source: Lil' Luna [21]

Red, White, and Blue Strawberries

Strawberries [22] get a sweet holiday makeover with white candy melts and blue sugar.

Source: A Farm Girl Dabbles [23]

Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow pops [24] covered in chocolate, peanut butter, and sprinkles can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.

Source: Sweet Treats & More [25]

Fireworks Cookies

Martha Stewart [26]'s fireworks sugar cookies [27] look a lot more complicated to make than they actually are, though it might take some practice to get the perfect firework!

Source: Martha Stewart [28]

Independence Icebox Cake

Martha Stewart [29]'s independence icebox cake [30] is made with layers of vanilla wafers and strawberry whipped cream, topped with blueberries and raspberries.

Source: Martha Stewart [31]

Star-Spangled Blueberry Parfaits

These star-spangled blueberry parfaits [32] are actually pretty healthy, using low-fat pound cake, jam, lowfat vanilla yogurt, and fresh blueberries.

Source: Blueberry Council [33]

Flag Cake

Sugary Winzy's flag cake [34] takes it up a notch. The outside, covered in star-shaped marshmallow fondant, as beautiful as the inside.

Source: Sugary Winzy [35]

Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies

Just a Taste's red, white, and blue pinwheel icebox cookies [36] are a great make-ahead treat. Prepare the dough in advance and refrigerate, then slice and bake pre-party.

Source: Just a Taste [37]

Vintage-Inspired Pinwheel Toppers

We love the old-school feel of these vintage-y pinwheel cupcake toppers made from fondant by Celebrating the Moments by Marcie [38].

Source: Celebrating the Moments by Marcie [39]

Patriotic Push Pops

A new twist on an old favorite, Love From the Oven's push pops [40] feature sweet layers of red and blue frosting.

Source: Love From the Oven [41]

Bomb Pop Cupcakes

Inspired by the old-school ice cream truck fave, these red, white, and blue cupcakes were reinterpreted from the classic pops by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen [42].

Source: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen [43]

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Swapping out ice cream with a frosted cupcake is Love From the Oven [44]'s answer to the issue of the melting ice cream cone.

Source: Love From the Oven [45]

Red, White, and Blue Jell-O

Simple yet fun, a platter full of red, white, and blue Jell-O [46] is a refreshing finish to a Fourth of July barbecue!

Source: Gimme Some Oven [47]

Red, White, and Blue Raspberry Candy Bars

Talk about biting into a surprise! These red, white, and blue raspberry candy bars [48] from Cherry Tea Cakes will give kids a great patriotic surprise when they take their first bite.

Source: Cherry Tea Cakes [49]

Fruit and Brownie Kebabs

Set up a station of brownies, marshmallows, and fruit, and have the kids build their own dessert on a stick [50].

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe [51]

Fruity Flag Pizza

Who says you can't have pizza for dessert? Gimme Some Oven's fruity creation [52] is perfect for smaller gatherings.

Source: Gimme Some Oven [53]

Lemon Berry Trifle

If your tots have a more sophisticated palate, then they'll love this fruity trifle [54] from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe [55]

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