One of the best ways to celebrate America’s birthday is with an abundance of patriotic desserts decorated in our nation’s great colors. There’s nothing better than star-studded sweets making an appearance at your Independence Day celebration. If you have a major sweet tooth or you’re simply beaming with American pride, there’s a treat out there, perfect for you.
If you thought fireworks were best saved for last, then you’ve been seriously neglecting dessert. Take a step back from the grill and surprise your friends and family with a display of 4th of July desserts they are sure to salute to. From cakes and pies, to tarts and brownies, show off your baking skills with our list of red, white, and blue desserts you can make in your oven.
Firecracker Explosion Cake
Cause baby you’re a firework, come on let your colors burst! This dessert could not be more fitting for this holiday! If your 4th of July isn’t complete without explosions, the firecracker cake is exactly what you need. With an explosion of decorations and flavor, the layers of red, white, and blue cake and frosting are bursting with color. Pop it in the oven for 40-45 minutes on 350 degrees and watch your cake dazzle!
Flag of Cupcakes
When it comes to 4th of July desserts, it’s all about the stars and stripes, and these flag cupcakes are exactly that! White cake with red, white, and blue frosting arranged in the shape of our flag creates the most authentic dessert. Make as many to cover all 50 stars on the flag and let your dessert banner yet wave! Don’t forget the extra frosting!
Triple Berry Pie
When you think about America, pie should be one of the first things that come to mind. And if you’re talking summer pies, we say the more the berrier! Triple berry pie is an explosion of juicy berries layered with a golden, crumbly crust. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries add some patriotic color and a whole lot of sweet flavor. Cut out some star shapes with the remaining dough, throw on top before baking, and your pie will be shining bright.
American Berry Tart
Some desserts are eye-catching, some desserts are delectable, but this tart is the best of both worlds. Like a fireworks display, your guests won’t be able to look away from this cheesecake filling with a bright berry topping. Add blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries to play on the sweetness of the cheesecake and let your taste buds celebrate.
You’re familiar with the National Anthem, right? Well these brownies should be the national dessert of summer. Transform your basic pan of brownies into an all-out celebration with red, white, and blue M&M’s candies sprinkled on top. They’re easy to make, easy to eat during a BBQ, and easy to eat the entire pan in one sitting. The only challenge is deciding what kind of M&M’s you want on top.
S’mores Cookie Bars
Nothing screams summer more than a pile of gooey s’mores. Luckily you don’t need a campfire to bring this outdoors dessert to your July 4th BBQ! Warm marshmallows, silky chocolate, and crisp, buttery graham cracker crust create a bar version of your favorite childhood pastime. Now that you can makes these s’mores at home, there’s no reason to ever go camping again.
Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate
Without a doubt, these cookies are bringing the red to your red, white, and blue celebration. You thought red velvet was delicious as a cake, it’s even better as a cookie! These are the perfect summertime cookies to quickly throw in the oven when you’re expecting large guests. A few white chocolate chips sprinkled on top match your holiday decorations and become perfectly melty in each cookie. You can have an entire batch baked off and ready to eat in just 25 minutes. That gives you extra time to make a second batch.
Classic July 4th Sugar Cookies
It’s hard to prepare dessert for an entire party, but these sugar cookies can be made from scratch in an hour flat. These soft, sweet cookies layered with homemade cream cheese frosting will satisfy everyone at your party. We suggest making multiple bathes because they’ll disappear quick! Top with red, white, and blue sprinkles to give them a slight crunch and lot of 4th of July flare!
Ice Cream Pie
Sometimes the hardest decisions in life are the ones pertaining to our dessert. Do we have a slice of pie or a scoop of ice cream? The answer is both! We no longer have to choose between the two with ice cream pie. If you’re looking for the dessert that literally puts the cherry on top, you’ve reached your destination. The cookie crust with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate and cherry fruit sauce is the cherry on top, sides, back, front and all over your face because it’s that delicious.
United States of Trifle
The grand finale of your 4th of July bash has to the patriotically delicious trifle of red, white, and blue colored cake, with whipped cream filling and fresh berries on top. One bite into this dessert will be the perfect conclusion to your Independence Day celebration, and leave the entire party saying God Bless America.
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