A collection of more than 20 patriotic Fourth of July desserts that will make dessert the star of your 4th of July picnic! Many Pinterest favorites including Firecracker Jell-o Cups, American Flag Popsicles, Red White And Blue Poke Cake and more.
For me, the Fourth Of July is all about the Red, White & Blue.
Desserts, that is.
But just in case you are like me and wait until the last minute to plan your 4th of July desserts menu (and desserts really are the star of your Fourth Of July picnic), I thought I'd show you a few patriotic desserts that are both QUICK and EASY to make.
And they all are super yummy and highly patriotic.
Of course, this only applies if you are in the U.S.A. If you are Canadian and celebrating Canada Day, then just skip the blue parts of the foods.
BTW, I also have a post with lots of patriotic cocktails, 4th Of July Cocktails: Light Up Your Summer Party With These All-American Drinks. There's a nice mixture of cocktails, shots, and some mocktails thrown in for the non-drinkers.
If you are interested in quick and easy decor ideas head on over to my post on 50+ Budget-Friendly DIY 4th Of July Decorations, Crafts and Recipes. Lots of inexpensive ways to decorate for the holiday!
Easy 4th of July Desserts
Flag Fruit Pizza
I made it last year and it is AMAZING and since it's made with refrigerated cookie dough as the crust, it only take 15 minutes to make!
At 10 minutes prep and 20 minutes cooking it's a winner!
Red White & Blue Trifle
This is another one that takes roughly only 15 minutes to make and then sits in the fridge to set up.
No Bake Summer Berry Icebox Cake
You do have to refrigerate it at least 4 hours after putting it together just so the graham crackers can soften up, but, once again, the assembly time is only 15 minutes.
Homemade Apple Hand Pies
Plus you can eat these while walking around or waiting for the fireworks to start!
Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar
This is one of the funnest desserts I have ever made and there's a little bit of an aw-factor involved when pulling these out of your picnic basket. Plus this recipe comes with a video which is always a plus in my book!
Oh, and if you use store bought angle food cake, it takes 10 minutes to "throw" together.
Festive Bundt Cake
Can't you picture lit sparklers stuck on the top of this!
Betty doesn't mention a time frame (shame on you, Betty), but I'm guessing maybe about an hour between mixing up the cake, cooking it and then drizzling the icing and tossing the sprinkles on top.
Red Velvet Brownies With Cream Cheese Frosting
They're festive and just the right size. Did I mention they are brownies? Prep time plus cooking is just 30 minutes.
4th Of July Marshmallow Pinwheels
The kids at your picnic will eat these up in less time than it took you to throw them together! Prep time is about 10 minutes and then you refrigerate for about an hour or until set.
Mixed Berry Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing
Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats
Super cute and they won't take you much longer than making plain old boring white Rice Krispie treats, which is roughly 15 minutes!
4th Of July Ice Cream Sandwiches
I'm not even going to put a time on this one, since these probably take less time to make than it takes to unwrap the sandwich bars. Not a lot of work for the wow factor!
No Bake Red White And Blue Cake
4th Of July American Flag Popsicles
Chocolate Covered Pretzels For The 4th Of July
Red, White & Blue Patriotic Poke Cake
4th Of July Firecracker Jello Cups
Patriotic Snack Cakes On A Stick
How To Make A Layered Watermelon Cake
Red, White and Blue Whoopie Pie Recipe
Red, White And Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries
American Flag Brownies
Even More Patriotic Desserts:
Red, White And Blue Rice Krispie Treats from I Heart Naptime
Red, White And Blue Swirl Cupcakes from Better With A Slice Of Bread
Blueberry Cobbler from Pioneer Woman
Berry Cream Cheese Cookie Cups from This Ole Mom
Red, White And Blue Jello Finger Stars from The Farm Wife Feeds
Red, White And Blue Cake In A Jar from Sheri Silver
Star-Studded Berry Tarts from The Food Network
Red, White And Blueberry No-Churn Ice Cream from An Alli Event
Stars And Stripes Cherry And Blueberry Pie from For The Love Of Food
Easy Patriotic Oreos from Suburban Simplicity
Red, White and Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from The Kitchen Is My Playground
Who wants to bet that I just buy an apple pie from the grocery store, slap it into my fancy star spangled pie pan and try to pass it off as homemade?
That's what Betsy Ross would have done.
With all those fireworks bursting in air, she wouldn't have had time to make a pie from scratch either.
Need more ideas for the 4th Of July? You'll want to check out my other patriotic ideas: