There’s something super festive about the 4th of July and it’s the perfect chance to party and celebrate our independence at the same time. If you’re on desserts this year, there are so many more wonderful things you can make than the old watermelon, blueberries and marshmallows on skewers, though those are pretty delicious too. If you want to try something new and impress everyone at the party, try one of these tasty patriotic desserts. You’ll be the star of the show…well, at least until the fireworks start.
1. American Flag Cake
If you want to make an impact this 4th of July, try making this super fancy American flag cake. Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio bring you this dessert that combines various colored cakes to create the flag when you cut into it. It looks really gourmet, but you’ll be surprised at how easy this cake is to put together. Get ready for some oohs and aahs when you cut it open!
2. Sugar Cookie Stars with Surprise Center
Don’t you just love shooting stars to celebrate the 4th of July? These cookies let you get the party going even before it gets dark. Each cookie is filled with a surprise in the center that will blow your guests away. The blue and white striped design of the cookie is pretty easy to do and gives you the perfect backdrop for the red sprinkles that fill the inside.
3. Patriotic Cookie Pops
Food on a stick is perfect for a backyard barbecue on the 4th of July. Watch this video from Crouton Crackerjacks and you’ll learn how to make cookie pops that are red, white and blue and easy to eat while you mingle and hang out with your party guests. Serve these as the fireworks get going and you’ll have a memorable holiday that will have everyone talking for days afterward.
4. Patriotic Whoopie Pies
Whoopie pies are having a moment in the gourmet food world and you’ve probably seen all sorts of variations of them in recent months. Jump on the bandwagon with this easy to follow recipe that helps you make red whoopie pies decorated with patriotic sprinkles that will make everyone smile.
5. No-Bake Patriotic Cheescake
The 4th of July is all about celebrating the American flag and what it symbolizes to us as Americans. That’s what makes this fantastic cheesecake. Can there be a more American dessert than cheesecake? And being no bake just adds to its plusness.
6. Star Shaped Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice cream sandwiches are a crowd pleaser on any hot day, but especially on the 4th of July. These star-shaped ones are sure to please people of all ages and are so easy to make. The colors are ideal and the star is reminiscent of the fireworks you’ll be watching when the sun goes down.
7. American Flag Pie
A real show stopper this one and it's easier than you might think. If you can make a crust, you can make an American Flag Pie.
8. American Flag Roll Cake
Want top make a show of your American Flag cake this year? Instead of doing the same layered cake everyone else will be making, make your statement cake a roll. So it's a bit more effort, but hey, it's the 4th of July.
9. Boozy Blueberry and Strawberry Cheesecake Pops
If you need a dessert for the grown-ups, this is the one you want. It combines the great flavor of a berry cheesecake with a little bit of booze to get the party going. These are super easy to make and can be ready anytime the heat strikes if you prep them the day before. Just make sure to keep the kids out of your stash!
10. American Flag Jello Cake
Not a baker? No problemo. Put your faith in jello. The glory of the American flag can be represented in wobbly fabulousness in red, white and blue. Not just for kids!
How will you celebrate the 4th of July this year? Which of these desserts will you serve?