Patriotic Dessert Recipes for Fourth of July

Summer is actually flying by, Fourth of July is around the corner. With the temperatures we are having here in the south, you would think it is August already. Many of you might be thinking of Fourth of July meals, well here are some festive desserts, patriotic style.

 

I saw these cute strawberries in Family Fun this month and wanted to share them. I did not have the right kind of sprinkles, mine are mickey mouse heads, but you get the drift. I actually looked for blue sprinkles at our Kroger and could not find them.
You could also buy blue chocolate and double dip them for the same affect.

Of course pretzels or “Sparklers” in Red White and Blue are fun too!! (a little fun after making my light sabers)  If you do not have the colored chocolate just use red and blue sprinkles.

 
Peach Blueberry Pie, patriotic style
 
 
 
 
For a healthier dessert option, nothing beats the reds and blues of fresh berries added to your choice of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, angel food cake or all three!! 

Rea Mom Kitchen also has some super quick patriotic desserts on her blog such as this  Five Minute Patriotic PIe, check them out HERE

Over at Allrecipes.com they share how to decorate a flag cake.

Here is A cookie Version from www.familycorner.com, I have to try this one.

American Flag Giant Cookie
This is more of a fruit tart than a cookie.

1 (15 oz) pkg. sugar cookie mix
2 tbs. vanilla yogurt
2 tbs. powdered sugar
1 tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
blueberries, raspberries and strawberries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Follow the package instructions for the sugar cookie mix. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and then press the cookie dough into a rectangular shape that is about 1/8″ thick. Press your thumbs into the edges to create a scalloped look. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove from the oven
and cool. While the crust is cooling, mix the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, lemon juice and lemon rind. Spread over the cooled cookie. Arrange the fruit in an American flag design. Blueberries will form the blue field in the upper left hand corner. Raspberries and/or strawberries will be the horizontal stripes.

If you have a lot of time on your hands, Taste of Home has a recipe for UNCLE SAM’S HAT

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4 Comments

  1. Mmm…you have me anxious for July!

  2. These are so cute! I would eat any or all of them.

  3. I’ve made the cake before. Healthier version: use pre-made pound cake (or make your own) and place on bottom of 13x9in dish. Make jello (I prefer strawberry) and mix in 1/2-1 cup of sliced strawberries and blueberries. Let it thicken some, then spread over cake. Let it harden over night. Then take non-fat cool whip and spread over the top! Slice strawberries in 1/2 and make stripes and blueberries for stars. Very yummp and way healthier! 🙂

  4. Those all look so good! I should probably stick w/the healthier option. Anyway, I’m stopping by to invite you to the new Promo Party on The Blog Entourage on Facebook. In addition to the blog hop, every Sat & Sun you can now promote anything on the wall, like a product, business, etsy shop, book, or your own FB page!

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