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Yummy 4th of July Desserts

Now is the time to whip up a patriotic red white and blue dessert. To help you get started check out these yummy 4th of July desserts.

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Now is the time to whip up a patriotic red white and blue dessert. To help you get started check out these yummy 4th of July desserts.

Firecracker Strawberries

How cute are these firecracker strawberries! Start with some yummy red strawberries and then dip them in marshmallow fluff, melted white chocolate or almond bark to get the white color. Next, dip them in blue sprinkles to finish off the firecracker look. This dessert would look perfect on your 4th of July picnic table.

Patriotic Trifle Dessert

This patriotic trifle has layers of angel food cake, blueberries, cream cheese and sugar, and strawberries. To make it even more delicious the angel food cake has been brushed with a sugar, lemon juice, and almond extract mixture. I’ll be the first to dive in to this trifle on the 4th of July.

4th of July Fudge

What’s better than 4th of July fudge? The fact that this fudge has only 2 ingredients. For reals. 4.5 cups of white chocolate chips and 21 ounces of condensed milk. Finally add some food coloring and sprinkles to make it patriotic and this fudge just made the list of 4th of July desserts.

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

You start this ice cream sandwich with a yummy chocolate cookie of your choosing or use the recipe here and top it with red white and blue M&M’s. Next, fill the cooled cookies with your favorite ice cream. Lastly, roll the edges of the cookies in festive red white and blue sprinkles. An eye pleasing and super tasty dessert for the 4th.

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Flag Cake Dessert

If you are going for simple on the outside and show stopper on the inside this Betty Crocker cake is for you. It requires you to make 3 cakes and then assemble it in such a way that you get a flag when you cut into it. It can be hard to get a good red color when using liquid food coloring. Try using paste/gel food coloring instead to get the deep blue and dark red for this flag cake.

4th of July Pinwheel Cookies

These fun and festive pinwheel cookies are made from one dough. The dough is then divided into 3 equal parts with one being colored red, one blue, and one staying its original color for white. To get the full directions for these delicious cookies check out Tastes of Lizzy T.

Patriotic Bark

This bark screams 4th of July desserts especially with its star sprinkles. With white candy melts and cocoa candy melts you will be on your way to making this yummy bark. Add some peanut M&M’s whole and crushed with some star sprinkles and you have yourself a delicious dessert.

The 4th of July is a special holiday full of meaning. Add to the festivities this year by adding some 4th of July desserts. The red white and blue reminds of the patriotism we feel as we celebrate. Happy 4th!

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