9 Red, White, and Blue Desserts for July 4th

‘Tis the season to be patriotic, and these cupcakes, cookies, and Krispie treats have your back. There’s always room for dessert when they’re as festive as these creations.

1

Firecracker Cake

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Photo by Love Bakes Good Cakes

This cake runs red, white and blue both inside and out, and takes just 45 minutes to whip up. It uses a box of white cake mix to keep your holiday weekend efficient and out of the kitchen.

Recipe and photo from Jamie Sherman for Love Bakes Good Cakes.

Get the recipe: Firecracker Cake


2

Snow Cone Cupcakes

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Photo by Bakerella

These snow cones won’t melt under the sun—genius! Hidden underneath the “icy” treats are red, white and blue-colored cupcakes. Surprise your guests with these undercover desserts.

Recipe and photo from Angie Dudley for Bakerella.

Get the recipe: Snow Cones


3

Pinwheel Icebox Cookies

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Photo by Just a Taste

Soft and chewy, these pinwheel icebox cookies are also totally hypnotizing. Prepare the dough for the buttery rounds in advance, and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake.

Recipe and photo from Kelly Senyei for Just a Taste.

Get the recipe: Pinwheel Icebox Cookies



4

Red, White and Blue Strawberries

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Photo by Smart School House

Keep dessert bite-sized this 4th of July with these tiny two-ingredient treats. The strawberries are filled with just a dollop of cream cheese frosting, making them the perfect dessert for when you’re feeling stuffed.

Recipe and photo from Kelly Dixon for Smart School House.

Get the recipe: Red, White and Blue Strawberries


5

Red, White and Blue Bark

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Photo by The Chunky Chef

Festive barks shouldn’t be reserved solely for winter holidays. This eye-catching slab of chocolate is sure to be the MVP of your 4th of July weekend.

Recipe and photo from Amanda Batcher for The Chunky Chef.

Get the recipe: Red, White and Blue Bark


6

Red, White and Blue Cupcake Cones

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Photo by Smart School House

Typically when you get to the bottom of the ice cream cone, dessert is over. But with these cute treats, the best part is at the end. Blue cupcake is crumbled at the bottom, with creamy frosting layered overtop.  

Recipe and photo from Kelly Dixon for Smart School House.

Get the recipe: Red, White and Blue Cupcake Cones



7

4th of July Rice Krispie Treats

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Photo by Lil' Luna

These patriotic Rice Krispie treats require little effort, but guarantee a high reward. Bring your kids into the kitchen and have them lend a hand.  

Recipe and photo from Kristyn Merkley for Lil’ Luna.

Get the recipe: 4th of July Rice Krispie Treats


8

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Macarons

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Photo by Baking a Moment

Cheesecake and macaroons: why choose when you can have both? This delicate dessert is bound to impress your guests.

Recipe and photo from Allie Roomberg for Baking a Moment.

Get the recipe: Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Macarons


9

Grilled Berry Pizza With Whipped Ricotta

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Photo by Baking a Moment

Pizza for dessert? Yes, please! This whole-wheat dough is topped with fluffy, whipped ricotta and covered with fresh berries for the ultimate summer pie.

Recipe and photo from Allie Roomberg for Baking a Moment.

Get the recipe: Grilled Berry Pizza With Whipped Ricotta