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From Sweet Stars to Patriotic Pops — 33 Desserts For Fourth of July

Jul 2 2016 - 8:32am

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 33 desserts are sure to inspire some serious patriotism from your family. Scroll through for an explosion of holiday-perfect desserts!

Fruit Pops

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

Source: Bakers Royale [1]

Cake Pops

Sprinkles both inside and out make these cake pops [2] beautifully patriotic.

Source: Eclectic Recipes [3]

Berry-Lime Popsicles

These iced tea Berry-Lime Popsicles [4] are the perfect way to cool off on the Fourth — and make sure your kids have that classic red-dyed popsicle tongue while running around the yard.

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 [5] could turn anyone into a patriot!

Source: A Farm Girl Dabbles [6]

Fruit and Brownie Kebabs

Set up a station of brownies, marshmallows, and fruit, and have the kids build their own dessert on a stick [7].

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe [8]

Red, White, and Blue Raspberry Candy Bars

Talk about biting into a surprise! These red, white, and blue raspberry candy bars [9] from Cherry Tea Cakes will give kids a great patriotic surprise when they take their first bite.

Source: Cherry Tea Cakes [10]

Lemon Berry Trifle

If your tots have a more sophisticated palate, then they'll love this fruity trifle [11] from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe [12]

Red, White, and Blue Cake in a Jar

While the sweet staff at Babble made this cake in a jar [13] for Memorial Day, it works equally well for the Fourth.

Source: Babble [14]

Patriotic Caramel Corn

Caramel corn [15] drizzled with white candy melts and red, white, and blue sprinkles turns caramel corn into a patriotic treat.

Source: A Farm Girl Dabbles [16]

Red, White, and Blue Jell-O

Simple yet fun, a platter full of red, white, and blue Jell-O [17] is a refreshing finish to a Fourth of July barbecue!

Source: Gimme Some Oven [18]

Red, White, & Blue Popsicles

Cut out some precious little stars with an apple or pear and inject some healthy into your Fourth of July dessert line-up with these Red, White, & Blue Popsicles [19].

Watermelon and Feta Flag

This blueberry, watermelon, and feta (a surprisingly awesome flavor combo) flag [20] couldn't be easier or more perfect for the holiday.

Source: Wenderly [21]

Patriotic Pretzels

Pretzel sticks [22] dipped in CandiQuik Coating [23] and covered with red, white, and blue sprinkles makes for a quick, inexpensive addition to your patriotic dessert table.

Source: Noble Pig [24]

Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow pops [25] covered in chocolate, peanut butter, and sprinkles can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.

Source: Sweet Treats & More [26]

Star-Spangled Blueberry Parfaits

These star-spangled blueberry parfaits [27] are actually pretty healthy, using low-fat pound cake, jam, lowfat vanilla yogurt, and fresh blueberries.

Source: Blueberry Council [28]

Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes

Get bite-sized with these Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes [29], and make sure they can grab-n-go without missing any of their Fourth of July fun!

Red, White, and Blue Strawberries

Strawberries [30] get a sweet holiday makeover with white candy melts and blue sugar.

Source: A Farm Girl Dabbles [31]

Brownie and Berries Pizza

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

Source: Betty Crocker [32]

Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies

Just a Taste's red, white, and blue pinwheel icebox cookies [33] are a great make-ahead treat. Prepare the dough in advance and refrigerate, then slice and bake pre-party.

Source: Just a Taste [34]

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 [35].

Source: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen [36]

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 [37].

Source: Celebrating the Moments by Marcie [38]

Painted Star Sugar Cookies

These darling Painted Star Sugar Cookies [39] are almost too pretty to eat — almost.

Fireworks Cookies

Martha Stewart [40]'s fireworks sugar cookies [41] 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 [42]

Ricotta Cheesecake

The glazed berries are the star of the show on this Ricotta Cheesecake [43], which would look beautiful on your Fourth of July dessert table.

Rice Krispies

Rice Krispies, marshmallow, butter, and food coloring make for a sweet set of stripes on these red, white, and blue treat bars [44].

Source: Lil' Luna [45]

Flag Cake

Create your own red, white, and blue flag cake by following these instructions [46].

Source: Secrets of a Chef's Wife [47]

Flag Cake

Sugary Winzy's flag cake [48] takes it up a notch. The outside, covered in star-shaped marshmallow fondant, as beautiful as the inside.

Source: Sugary Winzy [49]

Fruity Flag Pizza

Who says you can't have pizza for dessert? Gimme Some Oven's fruity creation [50] is perfect for smaller gatherings.

Source: Gimme Some Oven [51]

Independence Icebox Cake

Martha Stewart [52]'s independence icebox cake [53] is made with layers of vanilla wafers and strawberry whipped cream, topped with blueberries and raspberries.

Source: Martha Stewart [54]

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Swapping out ice cream with a frosted cupcake is Love From the Oven [55]'s answer to the issue of the melting ice cream cone.

Source: Love From the Oven [56]


The combination of cherry-almond cookie dough and whipped cream cheese is almost explosive in these miniparfaits [57].

Source: Bubbly Nature Creations [58]

Patriotic Push Pops

A new twist on an old favorite, Love From the Oven's push pops [59] feature sweet layers of red and blue frosting.

Source: Love From the Oven [60]

Firework Popsicles

Whether you make them for the Fourth or just as a patriotic treat for a warm day, these Twizzlers Firework Popsicles [61] are a fun frozen treat with a candy surprise!

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