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What’s a 4th of July backyard party without desserts? (Hint: a boring one!)

Patriotic desserts can be on the healthier side or if you’re having a cheat day, sugary and delicious!

Whether you’re planning a big cookout for a large group or a family barbecue, these tasty red, white, and blue desserts are sure to be a hit!

  • Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle

    Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle

    10 oz angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes, 2 pints strawberries, sliced, 2 pints blueberries. For the cream filling – 6 tbsp fat-free sweetened condensed milk, 1 1/2 cups cold water, (1) 4 oz package white chocolate or cheesecake instant pudding mix, and 12 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed.

  • Red, White & Blue Pretzel Rods

    Red, White & Blue Pretzel Rods

    Pretzel Rods, Red, White & Blue candy melts, Blue sugar, and two small Ziploc bag.

  • Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

    Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

    For Cupcakes – White Cake Mix with red and blue gel food color. For Vanilla Cream Frosting – ½ cup butter, at room temperature, 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1 to 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, red and blue gel food color.

  • Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

    Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

    Sugar Water Mixture – 3 cups water, 1 1/4 cups sugar. (Red) Watermelon Layer – 3/4 cup sugar water, 1 cup chopped seedless watermelon, 2 to 4 drops Red Food Color (optional). (White) Coconut Layer – 1 cup sugar water, 1/4 teaspoon Imitation Coconut Extract, 1 cup coconut milk. (Blue) Raspberry Layer – 2 cups sugar water, 2 teaspoons Raspberry Extract, and 5 to 7 drops Blue Food Color.

  • Red, White, and Blue Berry Parfait

  • Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

  • Red, White, and Blue Dipped Strawberries