Get ready to celebrate the sweet side of the 4th of July with a parade of show-stopping desserts! Beyond the burgers and hot dogs, we’re serving up a patriotic party for your palate with these red, white, and blue treats. From dazzling flag cakes to refreshing berry parfaits, these easy recipes are bursting with flavor and will leave your guests cheering for more long after the fireworks fade.

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Kabobs

Skewers with strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows on a white plate next to a bowl of whipped cream and patriotic-themed napkins.
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Skewer up a sweet salute to the stars and stripes with festive fruit kabobs! These colorful skewers are a refreshing and healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, featuring juicy strawberries, fluffy marshmallows, and blueberries bursting with flavor. They’re perfect for kids and adults alike, making them a guaranteed hit at any 4th of July gathering.

Get the recipe: 4th of July Fruit Kabobs

Patriotic Breakfast Bar

A spread of various foods including mini pancakes, cherries, marshmallows, blueberries, and candies is displayed on a table with a U.S. flag napkin in the background.
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Start your Independence Day celebration with a bang! This red, white, and blue breakfast board is a festive feast for the eyes and the stomach. Mini pancakes, waffles, juicy berries, and sweet treats come together for a patriotic party on a plate.

Get the recipe: Patriotic Breakfast Board

4th of July Cookies with M&Ms

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These soft and chewy cookies are packed with patriotic spirit! White chocolate chips and red, white, and blue M&Ms add festive pops of color and sweetness to each bite. Whether you share them with friends or keep them all to yourself, these cookies are sure to be a hit.

Get the recipe: 4th of July Cookies with M&Ms

White Chocolate Covered Oreos

A plate of round white chocolate-covered treats decorated with red, white, and blue icing and star-shaped sprinkles, set on a white surface with a bowl of matching sprinkles nearby.
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These star-spangled Oreos are dressed to impress! Dipped in creamy white chocolate and decked out with festive sprinkles, these bite-sized treats are almost too pretty to eat. But once you taste the combination of crunchy cookie, sweet chocolate, and colorful sprinkles, you won’t be able to resist.

Get the recipe: White Chocolate Covered Oreos

Southern Peach Cobbler

A serving of peach cobbler topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a white plate, with sliced peaches and a blue cloth in the background.
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Nothing says summer in the South quite like a warm, comforting peach cobbler. Sweet, juicy peaches baked beneath a golden brown, buttery crust create a symphony of textures and flavors that’s pure Americana. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a truly decadent dessert that’s the perfect sweet ending to your 4th of July celebration.

Get the recipe: Southern Peach Cobbler

Baked Strawberry Pie

Close-up of a slice of strawberry pie with a lattice crust being lifted from the whole pie on a fork. The pie has a rich, vibrant red filling and a golden-brown crust.
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Celebrate the flavors of summer with this classic baked strawberry pie, a sweet ending that’s as American as apple pie! Bursting with juicy strawberries encased in a flaky, golden crust, this dessert is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. A dollop of whipped cream adds a touch of indulgence, making it the perfect centerpiece for your 4th of July dessert table.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Pie

Easy Strawberry Cake

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This easy strawberry cake is a delightful way to add a touch of sweetness to your 4th of July celebration! A simple white cake mix is transformed with strawberry Jell-O and topped with a luscious strawberry buttercream frosting and fresh berries.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Cake with Jello

Easy Strawberry Cobbler

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Celebrate the flavors of summer with this easy strawberry cobbler, a warm and comforting dessert that’s perfect for your 4th of July festivities. Bursting with juicy strawberries and topped with a golden brown, buttery crust, it’s a sweet and simple treat that everyone will love.

Get the recipe: Easy Southern Strawberry Cobbler

Peach Blackberry Galette

A rustic peach blackberry galette with a golden, flaky crust filled with mixed berries and peach slices, on a piece of parchment paper. A few fresh blackberries and peaches are placed nearby.
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This rustic peach and blackberry galette is a showstopper dessert that’s surprisingly simple to make. Sweet peaches and tangy blackberries baked in a flaky, buttery crust create a burst of summer flavors, making it the perfect centerpiece for your 4th of July celebration.

Get the recipe: Peach Blackberry Galette

Patriotic Pinata Cupcakes

Horizontal view of the inside of a 4th of July cupcake filled with red, white, and blue sprinkles.
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These festive 4th of July cupcakes hold a sweet surprise! Each bite reveals a hidden center filled with colorful sprinkles, creating a fun and delicious treat for kids and adults alike.

Get the recipe: 4th of July Pinata Cupcakes

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