20 Simple July 4th Recipes!

independence-day-greeting-card-in-vintage-style_f1DoHcddThese patriotic dishes will dazzle your guests, and they’re super-easy to make.  Talk about a win-win!  Get your spatulas ready to tackle these red, white, and blue masterpieces.

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Two boxes of brownie mix, cream cheese frosting, and some berries make a super cute dessert.

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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Skewers

Talk about easy!  Take angel food cake, strawberries,and blueberries and put them on skewers. Kids will love them!

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Firecracker Cakelettes

Okay, this one borders on the not-so-easy, but they were too cute for me not to share. How fun are these?

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Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake

Another version of a flag cake, but I love that the red Jell-o is visible through the entire piece of cake.

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Jell-O Marshmallows

Dip in water, blot, roll in Jell-o.  It doesn’t get much easier.  The kids can even help on this one!

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Almond Bark Popcorn

You can adapt this recipe (if you want to call it a recipe) to any occasion.  Some red or blue sprinkles make it perfect for the 4th!

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No-Crust Strawberry Pie

You had me at no crust.

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Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad

Keep it healthy and simple by throwing some blueberries in a bowl along with watermelon cut in the shape of stars.  Add apples or bananas to add a touch of white.  I love pouring about 2/3 cup of orange juice on top of any of my fruit salads.  It adds a nice zest and helps keep the nice colors.

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Firecracker Dogs

I had to put a few recipes in here that weren’t desserts, and this one was too adorable to pass up.

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Red, White, & Blueberries Salad

Dress up a simple Caprese salad with some blueberries for a summery, fresh side dish.

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Berries in a Cloud

There are lots of variations of layered puddings and Jell-o, but I love the fruit used in this one.

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Strawberry Pretzel Bars

A crushed pretzel crust makes a salty base for sweet strawberry Jell-o.

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July 4th Ice Cream Sandwich

Roll ice cream sandwiches in patriotic sprinkles.  Easy-peasy, plus you can do it a day or two before the party.

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Sweet & Salty Pretzel Snacks

These football snacks can easily be adapted to a yummy 4th of July snack.

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Pretzel Sparklers

You can see ideas for dipped pretzels like these all over Pinterest.  I’ve done these so many times, I’ve got it down to a science.  I use the Aldi pretzel sticks.  I’ve got a Wilton melter, but I find that my Crock-Pot lunch warmer is the best tool to use to make these.  You don’t have to do multiple colors.  Just doing white with colored sprinkles would be pretty.

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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

I love this cute idea from Love from the Oven.  No drips = less mess.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Spinach, strawberries, Gorgonzola, and pecans – yum!

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Blue Corn, Great Northern Bean & Salsa Mini Pies

This one comes from the Aldi test kitchen which means you can get all ingredients from Aldi.

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Lava Flow

Another recipe from Aldi’s Test kitchen and this one is all made in a blender.  Talk about easy.

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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed red bell peppers look scrumptious and make a great appetizer.

I hope you all have a wonderful Independence Day and let me know if you try any of the recipes!

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