You already have your red, white, and blue-inspired outfit that matches the decorations; why not let your treats join in on the fun? Even if it’s a just a bunch of your closest friends getting together to watch fireworks, you’ll definitely be the guest of honor with this wide array of sweets and eats. This Fourth of July, let your American pride shine from sea to shining sea with these 50 recipes.


1. Watermelon Cake: Help yourself to seconds of this healthy, all-fruit cake without a moment’s hesitation. (via Apron Strings)

2. Red, White, and Blue Salad: We guarantee that you’re going to crumble at only one bite of this sweet and savory salad, just like the feta it’s topped with. (via Foodie Crush)

3. Colorful Deviled Eggs: Once you learn how to dye the eggs, you’ll adapt the color scheme to fit every holiday. (via Created by Diane)

4. Cheese and Onion Dip: When shopping for these ingredients, spring for a high-quality cheese, since it’s the star of the dip. (via Pizzazzerie)

5. Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil, and Brie Pizza Crisps: Brace yourself for this berry decadent recipe that is sure to make you think you’re in Brie, France. (via Half Baked Harvest)

6. Summer Berry Crostini With Lemon Ricotta + Honey: It might look like dessert, but don’t be fooled by this savory eat that’s made with whole grain French bread and zesty ricotta cheese. (via Ambitious Kitchen)

7. Blueberry, Strawberry, and Jicama Salad: Whip up a batch of cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips to go with this sweet and spicy salsa. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)


8. Easy Red, White, and Blue Icebox Cake: Cool down this holiday with this berry easy (get it?) no-bake cake. For this recipe, you’ll want to grab a big spoon. (via Hello Little Home)

9. Lemon Cookie Cups: From the lemon cookie crust to the lemon cream and sweet fruit topping, these little cups pack a big punch. (via Spoonful of Flavor)

10. Red, White, and Blue Whoopee Pies: This classic dessert is so good, you may want to think about setting a few aside for a midnight snack. (via Food Fanatic)

11. American Flag Cake: Channel your inner Tay Tay by baking up this patriotic sweet. (via Brit + Co)

12. Berry Patriotic Poke Cake: If you’ve already got a couple of boxes of white cake mix, you’re well on your way to making this simple poke cake. Once you’ve poked your holes in the cake, pour in black cherry gelatin to form those signature red stripes. (via Frugal Foodie Mom)

13. Mixed Berry Popsicles: Red, white, and blue desserts don’t have to be artificially colored. These swirled popsicles feature a mix of yogurt and berries that mimic the colors of the flag naturally. (via Real Food by Dad)

14. Patriotic Candy Corn: Candy corn isn’t just for Halloween anymore. (via Taste and Tell)

15. Patriotic Red Velvet Cupcakes: Red velvet is the obvious choice for a patriotic cupcake. It’s vibrantly red, and it’s a Southern-bred staple recipe perfect for any Independence Day occasion. Top with cream cheese icing to keep it classic. (via Olivia’s Cuisine)

16. Patriotic Mini Brownie Dessert Pizza: To prepare the pizza base, you’ll bake your brownie batter in a sheet pan and use a biscuit cutter to cut out each individual round. (via Whole and Heavenly Oven)

17. Fireworks Sugar Cookie Cake Recipe: The Fourth of July is the birthday of the USA, so it only makes sense that you make her a birthday cookie cake to celebrate. Use seasonal red, white, and blue M&Ms and a ton of sprinkles to decorate. (via Crazy for Crust)

18. 4th of July Tie Dyed Fudge: Getting everything ready before you start this fudge is essential, since it sets so quickly. (via Taste and Tell)

19. Red, White, and Blue Vegan Watermelon Cake: We don’t know whether we should dive into this face first and bite it or politely go at it with a spoon. What say you? (via Abbey’s Kitchen)

20. No-Bake Lemon-Berry Eclaire Crunch Cake: Don’t mind our drool while we gaze at this lemony cake with fresh and plump fruit. (via Good Cook)

21. Red, White, and Blue Frozen Yogurt Bark: Frankly, we haven’t found a FroYo recipe we didn’t like, but this one has chocolate chips and berries. *Swoon* (via Honey and Birch)

22. Brownie Dessert Pizza: You’ll feel more than satisfied after eating up a slice of this brownie pizza topped with tangy cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit. (via Seeded at the Table)

23. Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich: Ice cream sandwiches are a classic treat, but the cheesecake-flavored ice cream in this bite-sized dessert makes it a clear favorite. (via A Farm Girl’s Dabbles)

24. Mini Firework Cakes: To make these mini cakes, you can either use a cookie cutter to cut out the shapes or a silicone baking mold to get the exact size you want. Layer each color, and top with a dollop of whipped cream for good measure. (via Paint the Gown Red)

25. Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle: With layered trifle this beautiful, it will be hard to scoop out the first serving. Don’t worry; you’ll forget all about that after one taste of the sweet cream filling and fluffy angel food cake. (via Skinny Taste)

26. Layered Yogurt Pops: Vanilla Greek yogurt, raspberries, and blueberries make these the perfect healthy treat to cool off after a day outside. (via The View from Great Island)

27. Star-Spangled Gumdrops: Seriously, how cute are these? Definitely get the kids involved to save yourself from sticky fingers. (via Mom on Timeout)

28. Dessert Tacos: These are essentially crepes filled with ice cream, whipped cream, and fruit. (via Creme de la Creme)

29. White Chocolate Popcorn: It’s all in the little details here — like those edible gold stars! (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)

30. Red, White, and Blue Ombre Funfetti Cake: Funfetti is always a great idea, but you might want to buy more sprinkles than you need… just in case you feel like adding extra on top. The good news is that this technique of icing the cake is a lot easier than it looks, and is a great beginner method to know. (via Brit + Co)

31. Red, White, and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits: If individual parfaits seem too cumbersome to serve for a party, keep in mind that you can make all the components ahead of time and assemble right before serving. (via Just a Taste)

32. Berry Skewers With White Chocolate Drizzle: If the holiday snuck up on you this year, these fruit skewers are the perfect last-minute patriotic addition to your BBQ buffet. Simply by threading blueberries and strawberries on a skewer and drizzling white chocolate on top, you’ll create a tasty treat that looks like it took you all day. (via Nourished Peach)

33. Jello Poke Cupcakes: They are so moist and flavorful, you’d never know they’re made with all boxed ingredients. (via Taste and Tell)

34. Mini Mousse Cakes: Certain holidays call for meticulously layering blueberry, strawberry, and vanilla mousse. Whether your celebration is small or large, these mini mousse cakes will be appreciated and gawked over all day. (via Eye Doc Bakes)

35. Firecracker Cake: Get your sparklers ready, because this cake deserves some extra bling. Taking the time to add some food coloring to the batter results in a beautiful pattern you’ll be so excited to cut into. (via Love Bakes Good Cakes)

36. Marshmallow Popcorn Balls: Recreate your favorite childhood snack with a patriotic touch this year. (via Creations by Kara)

37. Patriotic Oreo Pops: Cake pops FTW. (via Happiness Is Homemade)

38. Triple Chocolate 4th of July Cake: On the outside, this cake projects a beautiful ombre paint job with white chocolate drizzle and picture-perfect macarons. On the inside is a triple chocolate masterpiece that is so unexpectedly delicious, you won’t mind cutting into the gorgeous exterior. (via B. Sweet)

39. Firecracker Popcorn: This popcorn is decorated with ALL the sprinkles and is sure to cause a few fireworks. Fill paper bags with your popcorn and gift them to your party guests as they arrive. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)

40. Red, White, and Blue Tart: This star-spangled dessert is so simple to prepare, it’s practically unconstitutional. Investing in a few different sizes of star-shaped cookie cutters allows you to create a fun pie dough crust in place of the traditional lattice topping. (via The Simple Sweet Life)

41. Red, White, and Blue Layered Finger Jello: Kids will love helping you make (and eat!) this Jello treat. If you want to make a separate adults-only batch with a bit of vodka, we won’t judge you. (via Brown Eyed Baker)

42. Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes With Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: So. Much. Chocolate. (via Beantown Baker)

43. Star-Spangled Blueberry Pie: Oooh say can you see, all the tart and tasty blueberries? (via CosmoCookie)

44. Red, White, and Blue Jello Fruit Salad: We’re taking it way back. Back into time when fruit salad was the holy grail of school yards. (via Eat Richly)


45. Red, White, and Blue Ice Cubes: Chill down with these festive ice cubes. It’s perfect for adorning water, but these frozen floaters can easily be plopped into a white sangria. (via Momtastic)

46. RW+B Jello: You can make these with a hint of blueberry vodka or go the virgin route. They’re delicious either way. (via Brit + Co)

47. Sparkling Hibiscus Berry Cocktail: This refreshing cocktail will be the buzz of your cookout. Hibiscus tea, fresh berries, and lemon sparkling water combine with vodka to make the most incredible summer drink that’s perfect for Independence Day. (via My Modern Cookery)

48. Mixed Berry Sorbet and Champagne Floats: Is there anything better than a drink made of sorbet and Champagne? Adorn your new favorite drink with red, white, and blue straws for the ultimate sipping experience. (via Sprinkled Side Up)

49. Sparkling Red, White, and Blue Sangria: If sangria is more your speed, than you need to make a huge pitcher of this recipe. Take a few minutes to cut out some apple stars for garnish — you’ll be glad you did. (via Gimme Some Oven)

50. American Sparkling Soda: Typically we would call this drink Italian soda, but for the purpose of patriotism, it’s temporarily dubbed American soda. To make separate layers, the bottom layer has to be a lot thicker than the top, so opt for a sugary fruit puree. (via Thirsty for Tea)

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