July Fourth is almost here! Are you prepared?
If you’re like most busy Americans, the answer is probably “not really!” Between cleaning the deck, prepping the grill, buying fireworks and cutting the grass, you might find that you forgot some very important details … like a sweet dessert for your party guests!
If so, don’t worry. There are so many last-minute options for you, including some perfectly patriotic cakesicles from Sam’s Club. Yes, cakesicles — everything you love about cake combined with the convenience and summer fun of a popsicle that won’t melt!
For $7.98, you can purchase a box of 10 of these delectable desserts. They start with vanilla cake on a stick, then are dipped in white chocolate and drizzled with blue icing and red sugar. Just look at these beauties!
Not a Sam’s Club member? You can also look to other grocery store chains for quick and patriotic dessert options for July Fourth.
You can grab a box (or two) of these Trader Joe’s Shooting Stars, which are star-shaped sugar cookies with a light chocolate striping and a drizzling of cracking candy that will make these cookies explode in your mouth like fireworks! (In a delicious and safe way, of course.)
Arrange these festive cookies on a red, white and blue platter, and voila! You have an easy Independence Day dessert that will please your guests and your bank account. (A box of 16 cookies is $2.99).
You can even make it extra decadent by adding a optional dip, such as Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter.
If you are a Kroger shopper, consider some strawberry-filled vanilla cupcakes which are as portable as they are adorable! Prices may vary slightly based on your location, but a box of 12 will be around $3.99 .
If you’d rather make something yourself, Kroger recently shared a dessert recipe from Broma Bakery made using its own pie crust. These white chocolate blueberry star-shaped hand pies look delicious!
Of course, you can always just pick up a patriotic option from the frozen aisle of your favorite grocery store, like classic Bomb Pops from Target. Patriotic and pleasingly nostalgic all at once!
Happy Fourth of July!