10 Fun Fourth of July Treats to Make This Year
Get the celebration going with these fun and festive treats that are great for both kids and adults alike. Whether you're looking for treats to help you beat the heat, show your patriotism, or both — we've got recipes for that. No backyard barbeque or family gathering is complete without an assortment of Fourth of July treats. Get the whole family involved in making these sweet treats, they're easy enough for kids to make (and adults will have fun with them too). Keep reading for 10 Fourth of July treats to try this year.
Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops
Beat the July heat with these healthy and hydrating popsicles. "My 3 children love this recipe. What a great way to get fruit and yogurt into picky eaters! We make it with whatever fruit/berries we have on hand," says reviewer amandamland.
4th of July Fruit Kabobs
"I make these fruit skewers every year for the 4th of July for the kids and they are always a major hit — older kids can help with the assembly," says recipe creator sanne. "Don't cut the watermelon too thinly, otherwise the stars will break when you are trying to skewer them."
Chocolate Fudge Pops
"I make these all summer long and sometimes I use vanilla or cheesecake flavored pudding. Wonderful cool treats," says reviewer SKOONUS. These customizable fudge pops are the cool-down treat you'll want to have when the temperatures rise.
Recipe creator Sammy Mila says, "Cool off this summer with these no-drip pops. Make at least a day before your party to allow for freezing time, then grab mid-celebration for the perfect red, white, and blue party treat."
Sometimes a few red, white, or blue sprinkles are all it takes to make something patriotic. Recipe creator Serrah Noelle says, "These strawberry sparkles are sweet and delicious! Try them anytime you get a sweet tooth! They also add fantastic color to your table. Try making red, white, and blue sugar color for a great Fourth of July look. Great at picnics also!"
Strawberry Graham Cracker Bites
Reviewer Kim’s Cooking Now says, "This would be a cute project to do with little ones. My teenagers loved them!" Fresh strawberries are filled with chocolate-hazelnut spread and topped with whipped cream, mini graham cracker bears, and blueberries.
Red, White, and Booze Ice Pops
The adults deserve a treat too! Chef John's strawberry and blueberry cheesecake spiked ice pops are for grown-ups only. "I made these for a birthday BBQ last weekend and my guests went absolutely crazy for them. They take a bit of time to prepare and freeze, so be sure to give yourself a day or so ahead of time if you are going to make these for a party," says reviewer Esmee Williams.
Independence Day Cupcakes
Strawberries and blueberries make for a patriotic cupcake topping. Recipe creator AJackson says, "A light fluffy cupcake filled with cool vanilla pudding offers a light alternative to a traditional cupcake."
Frozen Strawberry Smoothie Bars
"With the hot Houston summer in full force, I wanted a cool treat that I'd feel good about giving my kids a couple times a day. I came up with this yummy alternative to ice pops and ice cream bars," says recipe creator marlakay. Fresh strawberries, plain yogurt, apple juice, and honey is all it takes to make these kid-friendly ice pops.
Homemade Marshmallow Bald Eagles
What better way to celebrate than with the official emblem of America? These adorable bald eagles are made with marshmallows, coconut, and chocolate. Reviewer barbara says, "Fun! I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes."