On Independence Day, people across the country love to get together to celebrate with friends, family, fireworks and, of course, food.
Wow the crowd at your Fourth of July cookout, picnic or potluck with a dish that looks like it came from the pages of a magazine. Grab some inspiration from this collection of popular July 4th recipes that are sure to delight and impress.
No-Bake Berry Lasagna
The last thing you want to do on a hot July day is stand over the stove. This fruit-filled “lasagna” by OMG Chocolate Desserts is cool, creamy and gorgeous to behold.
Independence Day and sparklers go hand in hand. Whip up an edible version that doesn’t require any kind of flame. The blogger at This Healthy Table makes them by skewering blueberries and watermelon stars.
Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Strawberries
This all-American dessert by Spicy Southern Kitchen is quick to make, on the healthier side and tastes like summer! All you need to do to make these cheesecake-stuffed strawberries is slice the strawberries in half and fill them with cheesecake filling, which has a nice boost of flavor thanks to the almond extract. Then, decorate with blueberries and your festive bite-size desserts are ready to go.
Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Cake
Firecracker Jell-O Cups
The beauty of Jell-O is its delicious simplicity, and when you combine layers of flavors, you can make an eye-catching dessert in a snap. This is certainly true of the recipe for these vibrant cherry-topped cups from Simple and Seasonal.
Sparkling Patriotic Sangria
Yes, we know sangria isn’t technically a dessert, but it’s sweet and fruity and your guests will love it. On the Fourth of July, even beverages should sparkle, and this stunning sangria recipe from Gimme Some Oven definitely fits the bill. The tasty combo of apples, berries and sparkling wine is deliciously refreshing to boot.
Fourth Of July Dipped Pretzels
Pretzel rods have a nostalgic, Americana appeal. Dipping, drizzling and sprinkling them with candy melts and embellishments transforms them into a portable Independence Day dessert. Check out this recipe from The 36th Avenue for inspiration.
Fireworks Pudding Cookies
The vanilla pudding and brown sugar will please your tastebuds while red, white and blue candies and sprinkles delight the eyes.
At a fireworks show, everyone oohs and ahhs over the finale. This cake just might have the same effect at your Fourth of July gathering.
Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes shared a bundt cake recipe with a patriotic swirl inside and icing to match. This cake will help you end your summer celebration with a delicious bang.
Happy Fourth of July!