4th of July Desserts!


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4th of July!

So many parties…. so little time. I am all about a great homemade dessert, but this time of year, with so much going on, I just don’t always have the time to make something fabulous for the party I’m throwing or going to throw. So I’ve come up with a few classic ideas on how to take that store bought cake, pie, cookie or rice crispy treat and make it look homemade by just adding some fresh red & blue organic berries. So simple even a baby could do it! Let’s get started!!


When buying your store-bought cake, look for the desserts with plain tops… or the tops with decorations that will accent the berries that you will be piling high. My go to “glue” would be the strawberry glaze and just pour it generously as your base and just add berries… to anything!

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A great way to present your cutlery for your 4th of July Bash…. Simply line a glass or Mason jar with a red linen napkin and place knife,spoon and fork in the middle. Looks great lined up on any buffet table!! 


At my last years 4th of July Bash, we had amazing desserts…. but the most popular (by far) was my daughter Beau’s Rice Krispy Treats. All she did was make the traditional Rice Krispy Treat recipe below and add red food coloring. The minute we cut them they were gone! I have made my own individual treats into American flags with blueberries and strawberry glaze.




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There you go…. easy, breezy 4th of July desserts that are beautiful, look homemade…. without serious time or effort!

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Big Patriotic Kisses!

Laura Dunn

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30 thoughts on 4th of July Desserts!

  1. Yankee Doodle Dandy!!! Woo-Hoo , Fourth of July treats look so Yummy! Can’t go wrong with rice Krispy treats and strawberries✨✨✨

  2. I think this is exactly what I’m going to bring to the 4th party. This is so cute! Fun for the kids & adults. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. My favorite holiday of the year! We throw a block party every year. It’s so much fun. I will be making some of these for this year’s party. Great for the kids! Happy 4th of July!

  4. These seems easy enough that even I can do this! LOL! I love your flag sweater. God Bless America and EVERY one who lives here!

  5. I love the 4th of July! I love to be patriotic and celebrate this great nation. Plus it’s a good excuse to have a party! I have done festive desserts for a long time but I haven’t done the Rice Krispy’s one yet. Thanks for the recipe and instructions! These are going to be fun to make!

  6. A few years back I had a huge party and set up tables in the backyard for all of the guests to decorate their own desserts and although the kids got messy, it was fun had by all!

  7. Thank you for sharing Beau’s tips too! You can’t go wrong with any of these desserts and you don’t have to have a artistic bone in your body!

  8. We usually do a sponge cake with bananas, strawberries & blueberries with whipped cream. So good! I never thought to use a Krispy Treat!

  9. @ Mercedes….we do Jello shots for the adults! Just make sure you get the Jello in the red & blue flavors. They are really good and there are some really good recipes on the internet! Cheers!

  10. The 4th of July is so important to our history but I love being with family and friends playing in the water and having a great outdoors day!

  11. Ahhhhh….the 4th of July! Beers, BBQs, fireworks, friends and good food! The desserts are always the best part! I will try this for this year’s celebration. It looks like fun to make with the kids and really yummy to eat.

  12. Happy 4th of July!! Have a great time celebrating. Enjoy your desserts, company & fireworks, but most of all, be safe!
    P.S. I love your American flag sweater!

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