Two boxes of brownie mix, cream cheese frosting, and some berries make a super cute dessert.
Talk about easy! Take angel food cake, strawberries,and blueberries and put them on skewers. Kids will love them!
Okay, this one borders on the not-so-easy, but they were too cute for me not to share. How fun are these?
Another version of a flag cake, but I love that the red Jell-o is visible through the entire piece of cake.
Dip in water, blot, roll in Jell-o. It doesn’t get much easier. The kids can even help on this one!
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!
You had me at no crust.
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.
I had to put a few recipes in here that weren’t desserts, and this one was too adorable to pass up.
Dress up a simple Caprese salad with some blueberries for a summery, fresh side dish.
There are lots of variations of layered puddings and Jell-o, but I love the fruit used in this one.
A crushed pretzel crust makes a salty base for sweet strawberry Jell-o.
Roll ice cream sandwiches in patriotic sprinkles. Easy-peasy, plus you can do it a day or two before the party.
These football snacks can easily be adapted to a yummy 4th of July snack.
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.
I love this cute idea from Love from the Oven. No drips = less mess.
Spinach, strawberries, Gorgonzola, and pecans – yum!
This one comes from the Aldi test kitchen which means you can get all ingredients from Aldi.
Another recipe from Aldi’s Test kitchen and this one is all made in a blender. Talk about easy.
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!