Red, White, and Blue Desserts

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

I love the Fourth of July holiday. There's just something about it. A palpable feeling in the air that summer has officially arrived and is here to stay, at least for a little while. This year out July 4th festivities will look a little differently than they have in the past, but they will definitely be about great food, including festive desserts.

Today, I'm sharing a few of my favorite (and easy) red, white, and blue desserts to celebrate the holiday.

1. Flag Cake
The ultimate patriotic dessert, flag cake, comes to us courtesy of the queen of entertaining, Ina Garten. This cake is easy to make and easy to decorate. If you have little ones, enlist their help in putting the berries on the cake.

2. Flag Kebabs
Everyone loves a fun, finger food. These festive American flag kebabs are a crowd please and are super simple to make and even more fun to eat.

3. Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing and Fresh Fruit
Everyone's favorite, dark chocolate brownies, just got a makeover in the form of icing and fresh fruit. Make this even easier on yourself by using a box brownie mix and canned icing.

4. Berry Trifle
Trifles are one of my favorite desserts because they have a little bit of everything that dessert should be: cake, fruit, a mousse or custard, and whipped cream. Plus, they are a beautiful mess. This red, white, and blue trifle is easy to put together but looks like you've spent all day making it.

5. Macerated Berries with Whipped Cream
This simple dessert is light and refreshing which is a welcomed treat on a hot summer's day. Macerated berries are lightly smashed and marinated in sugar to bring out their natural flavors, and then are topped with whipped cream.

6. Patriotic Crack
They call it "crack" for a good reason. It's addicting! This fun and funky patriotic crack is adored by both kids and adults.

7. Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Cookies
You can never go wrong with chocolate. So, pile it on! These chocolate cookies are super chocolatey with the addition of M&Ms, and I'm never mad about that. You can make these using a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes and substitute M&Ms for the chocolate chips.

8. Double Dip Sugar Cookies
Classic sugar cookies get a pop of color when dipped colored frosting.

For more festive 4th of July dessert ideas, check out my Holidays board on Pinterest.

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