Add some red, white and blue desserts to your Independence Day party, picnic or cookout with these awesome bake (and no-bake!) recipes. From festive cakes to fancy fruit and quick candy touches you can add to store-bought classics, we’ve got ideas for amazing Fourth of July sweet treats  that will put a little extra dose of patriotism into your desserts.

Dipped Ice Cream Cones

This no-bake idea is an easy way to make a classic cool summer treat even more special. They might scream for ice cream, but they’ll definitely squeal for sprinkles. Just add some vanilla ice cream (or whatever kind you can’t live without) and don’t skimp on the whipped cream 😉

Red, White and Blue Swirled Cupcakes

One coupler that allows you to pipe three colors at once is perfect for topping simple cupcakes with red, white and blue swirls. Feeling extra festive? Add edible glitter silver stars as a finishing touch.

4th of July Fluted Tube Cake

Elevate a simple bundt cake by tinting the batter and adding a sweet tricolor candy drizzle. Sprinkle nonpareils and jimmies on top or use fresh blue and red fruit.

Summer Berry Mini Trifles

Layers of angel food cake, whipped icing and sweet-yet-tart seasonal fresh berries including, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, come together for a single-serving version of a classic summer sweet.

fluted tube cake with red, white and blue candy melts candy glaze

Firecracker Red, White and Blue Popcorn

Who doesn’t love salty and sweet? Mini marshmallows, colored candy drizzles and plain popcorn combine for a flavor profile that’s better than fireworks.

Firecracker Popcorn

Seaside Royal Icing Cookies

Cookies iced in blue and white royal icing make a lovely background for classy red apple blossom. Worried about your piping skills? A simple rosette with a star tip is easy, and just as lovely.

Patriotic Cupcakes with Tip 100

The perfect project to take on with young helpers, these 8 cupcakes are all decorated in the same 3 colors and use only one kind of tip. That’s the kind of summer math we’re okay with.

Inspired Independence Cake

Celebrate America’s birthday with a cake that uses red, white and blue shells to mimic the shape of fireworks bursting in air. How great would this look topped with sparkling candles?

So this 4th of July, leave the store bought ice pops, pound cakes, ice cream sandwiches and plastic buckets of chocolate chip cookies for somebody else to put on their table. 

Pick one of these tricolor treats, put out your American flag and celebrate Independence Day with a star spangled dessert recipe that friends and family will love. 

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ice cream cones dipped in red, white and blue sprinkles

8 Easy Red, White & Blue 4th of July Dessert Recipes

From festive cakes and fresh berry topped single serve delights to patriotic cupcakes and quick candy touches you can add to store-bought classics, we’ve got 8 great recipes for some amazingly easy July 4th desserts.
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