Patriotic Desserts for Independence Day

Patriotic Desserts for Independence Day

Patriotic Desserts for July 4th, Memorial Day, or whenever!

I love Independence Day. It is one of my favorite holidays because it means so much to me as an American. I love the red, white, and blue that dominates this time of year and I love summer gatherings. I have found that the easiest way to dress up your July 4th meals and gatherings is to make patriotic desserts. I think themed food is fun no matter how you slice it.

I recently scoured the Internet looking for fun patriotic holiday food ideas and found quite a few. I made this list from those finds, plus a few of my own creations. Check out these 15 desserts that are just perfect for any patriotic gathering, July 4th, Memorial Day, or whenever! Which one is your favorite?

Patriotic Desserts

Army Camouflage Cupcakes (pictured)
Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich
Star-Spangled Blueberry Cherry Pie (pictured)
Patriotic Fruit Kabobs
Giant Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie (Gluten-Free and Vegan)
Patriotic Berry Cake Dessert Platter (pictured)
Red, White, and Blue Fruit and Cake Trifle
Red, White, and Blue Popsicles (Dye-free)
Hanging Star Cookies
4th of July Rice Krispies Treats (pictured)
Red, White, and Blue Candy Apples
Flag Cake
Celebration Pretzel Sticks
Star-Spangled Gum Drops (pictured)
4th of July Hi-Hat Cupcakes

Enjoy the Independence Day holiday and remember how truly blessed we are to be free.

“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition.” ~Thomas Paine

“Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.” ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Someday, the realm of liberty and justice will encompass the planet. Freedom is not just the birthright of the few, it is the God-given right of all His children, in every country.” ~Ronald Reagan

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  1. Those are all awesome ideas. I love those Patriotic Fruit Kabobs!!

  2. Mommy Pamela says

    Those recipes and pictures look amazing and delicious. I can’t wait to try the patriotic cupcakes and the gumdrops. Thanks for the recipes.

  3. I love all of these super cute recipes. Perfect timing for upcoming bbqs!

  4. These are such great ideas! I love that pie, too cute!

  5. Thanks for my including my patriotic pie in your roundup! Have a splendid Independence day!

  6. That pie is perfection! What a wonderful treat to celebrate!

  7. Those camo cupcakes are adorable! Great finds! Have an awesome Independence Day!

  8. These are great finds! Thanks for sharing! I’m totally going to make those Camo Cupcakes!

  9. Oh, these are great! I love finding new patriotic recipes to use for the Fourth of July! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Oh how fun is this? I really like that patriotic pie, I think I am going to have to make it soon!

  11. Amy Desrosiers says

    Thanks for all the red,white, and blue inspiration. My kids love these festive treats.

  12. That pie looks absolutely delicious. I need to try that.

  13. The 4th of July has always been my favorite holiday, even more so than Christmas. I can’t wait to try out some of these recipes. They look amazing!

  14. You should rename this post to red white and chew. That stuff looks delicious. I especially like the patriotic Rice Krispies Treats.

  15. Angela S says

    I love these! I like to make patriotic desserts all summer long.

  16. I love preparing dishes for the season. Strawberries and blueberries are some of my favorite fruits.

  17. That flag pie is awesome!! I love that!

  18. All of these look so yummy!. I would love to try the Star-Spangled Gum Drops. Mmmmmm!

  19. I love the pie that looks like the American flag! Great list of ideas.

  20. they look absolutely delicious and very patriotic!!

  21. Oh my goodness, those desserts all look amazing! I can’t wait for the 4th of July so I can try some!

  22. So many delicious patriotic desserts! I love the red, white and blue theme!

  23. Thank you. Now I am all set for the 4th and I have all the recipes in one place 🙂 Totally bookmarking and sharing. Looks amazing 🙂

  24. Thank you so much for sharing, I don’t live in the USA but I want to make these 🙂

  25. omg the army men cupcakes. those are hilarious and awesome.

  26. Mmm love that fruit platter! Great ideas.

  27. These are some really fun ideas, and I’m curious about those big gumdrops!

  28. These are great ideas for my next picnic

  29. Wow! They all look gorgeous, and so colorful! I’d try them all now if I could.

  30. what fun ideas, my kids would enjoy these! I will have to check them out!

  31. What a great round up. Love the idea of Celebration Sticks!

  32. yummie!!!