10 Festive Fourth of July Desserts

The Fourth of July is almost here, and that means BBQs, backyard parties, fireworks… and lots of dessert! Desserts of any kind are always exciting, but we love getting on theme and making fun festive desserts for the holiday. Keep reading to find our favorite Fourth of July treats!


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Casey Leigh’s Fourth of July Cake

This vanilla cake is easy to make and so cute and festive. Casey Leigh substitutes frosting for whipped cream, resulting in a deliciously light and summery cake, and the fruit décor is simple, healthy, and sweet.

See the recipe here.

American Flag Pretzels

These festive pretzels aren’t just delicious, but they’re also fun to make! The perfect mix of sweet and savory, be prepared for these treats to disappear fast!

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4th of July Vanilla Oreo Truffles

Looking for the perfect decadent bite sized treat? You just found them! These heavenly Oreo truffles from Passion for Savings are sure to be a hit at your holiday gathering.

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Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake

Why choose one kind of cake when you can have two? This  three layer cake boasts a layer of cheesecake in between two layers of vanilla cake, so you get double the treat. The red, white, and blue layers are the perfect added touch.

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Red, White, and Blue No-Churn Ice Cream

We can’t think of anything better for a hot July 4th day than a red, white, and blue ice cream cone! It’s Always Autumn’s ice cream recipe can be made by placing it directly in your freezer- no ice cream maker required. It’s easy to make and beyond delicious.

See the recipe here.

Fourth of July Fruit Salads

Looking for something a little healthier? Two Healthy Kitchens’ have a variety of fun fruit salad options that look as good as they taste.

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Fireworks Cookies and Cream Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are already one of the best treats ever, but then you make them cookies and cream flavored and add in red, white, and blue M&Ms are you have pure perfection.

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American Flag S’mores Dip

No campfire? No problem! This delicious dessert lets you enjoy everyone’s favorite camping treat, right from your kitchen.

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Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Shortcake

A fun twist on the classic summer dessert, simply dye your whipped cream blue and you’ve got a fun and festive Fourth of July strawberry shortcake.

See the recipe here.

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

It really doesn’t get much easier than Pink Polka Dot Creation’s Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches! Simply roll store-bought ice cream sandwiches in red, white, and blue sprinkles and you’re all set.

See the recipe here.

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