These 10 easy-to-make recipes will outshine even the most spectacular fireworks display. Ever heard of a fireworks show satisfying your sweet tooth? Didn’t think so.
1. Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries
We love this all-American dessert by blogger Spicy Southern Kitchen because it’s quick to make, on the healthier side and tastes like summer! The basic ingredients for red, white and blue cheesecake strawberries include fresh, ripe strawberries, cream cheese, sugar and blueberries. All you need to do is slice the strawberries in half and fill them with this simple cheesecake filling, which has a nice little boost of flavor thanks to the almond extract.
2. Firecracker Cake
This pretty bundt cake by blogger The Semi Sweet Sisters is almost too stunning to eat! With a red, white and blue marble cake on the inside and a wildly patriotic frosting on the outside, it’ll be a hit at any Independence Day party.
3. Strawberry Blueberry Yogurt Pops
There’s no better summertime treat than popsicles! Try out blogger Wine and Glue’s healthy, cooling pops made with vanilla yogurt and berries this Fourth of July.
4. No-Bake Summer Berry Icebox Cake
This refreshingly delightful dessert by blogger Cakes Cottage requires no baking. It’s a layered treat with graham crackers, cream cheese pudding mix and fresh berries that can be made even yummier by drizzling chocolate over the top.
5. 4th of July Jell-O Cups
Blogger Cincy Shopper’s cute Independence Day treats are as fun to eat as they are to look at. Top these simple dessert cups with a cherry to make them resemble firecrackers.
6. Red Trifle Cake
This beautiful trifle cake from blogger Life in the Lofthouse has layers of lush red velvet cake, cream cheese filling and berries. Since it uses boxed cake mix, it’s super easy to make and just as impressive as any from-scratch treat.
7. Patriotic Whoopie Pies
With Fun Squared’s sweet recipe, you’ll have a batch of picture-perfect red, white and blue whoopie pies — complete with sprinkles — in just 20 minutes! These chewy cookie sandwiches filled with fun frosting are ideal for on-the-go indulging.
8. Red-White-and-Blue Berry Pizza
Blogger Home Made Interest’s dessert “pizza” is quick to make and features a sweet cream cheese frosting spread atop a sugar cookie “crust.” Top it off with fresh fruit and voilà — instant crowd-pleaser!
9. 4th of July Tie-Dyed Fudge
Don’t limit your enjoyment of fudge to the winter holidays! This vanilla fudge by blogger Taste and Tell is extra fun and festive thanks to its red, white and blue tie-dye colors. Independence Day only comes around once a year, so indulge!
10. Red, White and Blue Crinkle Cookies
With only five ingredients, these pretty crinkle cookies by blogger Creme de la Crumb are incredibly easy to make. Starting with boxed cake mix, all you need to do is mix together oil and eggs and you’re nearly finished! It’s perfect for any last-minute Fourth of July parties.
Who’s ready to celebrate America?