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.

july41Flag Brownies

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


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!


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?


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.


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!


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!


No-Crust Strawberry Pie

You had me at no crust.


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.


Firecracker Dogs

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


Red, White, & Blueberries Salad

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


Berries in a Cloud

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


Strawberry Pretzel Bars

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


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.


Sweet & Salty Pretzel Snacks

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


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.


Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

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


Strawberry Spinach Salad

Spinach, strawberries, Gorgonzola, and pecans – yum!


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.


Lava Flow

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


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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