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Step up your Fourth of July hosting or party skills this summer with our favorite red, white & blue desserts.

These 20 patriotic treats look good, but taste even better:


1. Fourth of July candy bark

You’ll need to grab red, white and blue Candy Melts, a cookie sheet, wax paper, lollipop sticks (to swirl the colors) and a variety of sprinkles.

Melt the Candy Melts down and pour onto wax paper. Let the kids swirl the colors around to make designs and add sprinkles! Refrigerate until hard, break up, and enjoy.

Find the recipe here.


2. American flag dipped pretzels

All you need is red, white and blue Candy Melts (you can get them at Michaels or Walmart), pretzels and white sprinkles.

Dip the pretzels two-thirds of the way in white Candy Melts and let harden. Then dip the top in blue Candy Melts, and while it’s still wet, sprinkle the white sprinkles so they stick. Finally, use a spoon to drizzle red over the rest of the pretzel. Allow to harden and enjoy!


3. Firecracker Rice Krispies treats

You’ll have to make three batches of Rice Krispies treats — a regular batch then red and blue batches using food coloring.

Press each batch into a third of a large buttered baking sheet until cool. Stack on top of each other, cut, and enjoy!

Find the recipe here.


4. Red, white and blue stained glass Jell-O

The hardest part of this recipe is finding enough room in your fridge for all the Jell-O to set up!

Find the recipe here.



5. Firework fruit kabobs

Just use skewers, blueberries, watermelon and a star-shaped cookie cutter!


6. Patriotic crinkle cookies

You’ll have to make two separate batches of cookie dough — tint one batch red and one batch blue with food coloring. From there, roll small balls of dough in powdered sugar before baking.

Find the recipe here.


7. American flag pretzel and fruit tray

Line strawberries and yogurt-covered pretzels across a rectangular platter. Fill a small bowl with blueberries and serve!


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8. Red velvet 4th of July cupcakes

Just make red velvet cupcakes, and top with whipped cream and blueberries!

Find the full recipe here.


9. Dessert kabobs

You can really stack anything you want on skewers, but this recipe used donut holes, marshmallows, blueberries and strawberries.

So easy, your kids can help!


10. American flag pie

Take an original homemade pie recipe, and turn it into an American flag.

Find the recipe here.



11. Red, white and blue ice cream sandwiches

Dip ice cream sandwiches in red, white, and blue sprinkles.


12. Brownie and fruit kabobs

You need blueberries, strawberries, marshmallows, brownies and wood skewers.

Bake the brownies according to directions on the box. Let cool completely and cut into two-inch squares. Alternately skewer brownies, marshmallows, blueberries and strawberries. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve!


13. Patriotic strawberries

You’ll need strawberries, white whipped frosting and blue sprinkles. Dip each strawberry three-quarters of the way into the white frosting. Make sure you leave enough red at the top. Then pour the blue sprinkles into a small cup, and dip one-quarter of each strawberry into the blue sprinkles.

Allow strawberries to sit for 30 minutes in the fridge to set.


14. Patriotic daiquiri

You’ll have to blend three separate mixtures to give you the red, white and blue color… but it’s so worth it. Cheers!

Find the recipe here.


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15. Red, white and blue pretzel bites

Grab square pretzels, Rolo candies and red, white and blue M&M’s.

Heat the oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. Set pretzels down, top with a Rolo candy, and bake for 3-5 minutes (so the candy begins to soften, but not melt). Press an M&M’s in the middle of each candy, and you’re good to go!


16. Loaded ice cream cones

Grab sugar cones, white chocolate chips, and a variety of red, white and blue sprinkles.

Melt the chocolate in a microwave, paint the cones with a pastry brush, and sprinkle away! Set them on wax paper until dry.


17. 4th of July toast

To make the perfect 4th of July toast for breakfast, you’ll need bread, cream cheese, raspberry or strawberry jam, bananas and blueberries!


18. Pinwheel icebox cookies

Don’t let the idea of making pinwheel icebox cookies scare you — it’s so easy! You’ll have to divide your dough and color two parts (red and blue), then just roll them out, stack ’em, and roll into a log.

Find the recipe here.



19. Fireworks popcorn

This is the perfect treat for watching the fireworks!

Find the recipe here.


20. Muddy Buddies

Take the traditional Muddy Buddies recipe, but use red and blue food coloring!

Find the recipe here.


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