Fireworks, bbq, family and fun: that’s what 4th of July is all about! And yes, I am already looking forward to the Fourth of July. Shush that it’s only April. If you’re more about the baking then the BBQing, here are 10 Easy Fourth of July Recipes for a sweet celebration.
The Fourth of July is going to be big in our house this year. We’ve got a full weekend of patriotic and, yes, slightly nerdy, plans. They will roll us right into Washington, DC 4th of July with my family from out of town- I can’t wait!
My wanna-be-chef, Claire, is hoping we can squeeze in some time to make a few fun patriotic themed desserts as well. Her grandma will be here and they love working in the kitchen together.
I asked some of my fellow bloggers for their easy Fourth of July Recipes and boy did they come through for me!
I’m sure you’ll agree: these are perfect for your celebrations next month too.
10 Easy Fourth of July Recipes
Because we love everything red, white and blue here, we knew we couldn’t pick a top 3.
So we found 10 easy Fourth of July recipes to share. Enjoy!
1. Patriotic Mickey Mouse Tie Dye Cookies
How stinking cute are these? I adore them- and they are also easy to make.
2. Captain America Donuts From LolaLambchops
Captain, my captain! Love these easy Captain America Donuts inspired by our favorite Marvel movies! Captain America is what makes all things patriotic sweet. Okay, so maybe that’s just Chris Evans.
Regardless: enjoy these!
3. Fourth of July Chocolate Covered Strawberries by Mommy Travels
Refreshing strawberries plus chocolate plus fireworks = AWESOME.
I love this recipe and the different colored drizzles! Yum!
4. Easy Patriotic Cupcakes from Desert Chica
Karen is a genius in the kitchen when it comes to making sweets.
She’s got a simple recipe for red, white and blue cupcakes with Pinteresty-icing that my family will go gaga over! How about yours?
5. Captain Marvel Patriotic Bundt Cake
This one is a favorite!
This Captain Marvel inspired patriotic bundt cake is perfect to take with to any picnic or BBQ you’re invited to. It’s sweet and pretty- and you know if I can make it, anyone can!
Get the Captain Marvel Bundt Cake recipe here!
6. Star Spangled Pizza by The Farm Girl Gabs
Melissa went straight for the good stuff: chocolate.
Chocolate brownies as the basis for a fruity, colorful pizza is just about as perfect as it gets over here!
Simple and delicious, I know this will find it’s way to our patriotic celebration.
7. Protein Packed Mini Cheesecakes from Play. Party. Plan.
If you aren’t reading Britni’s blog regularly, you should probably start. She’s so clever with her party plans and recipes.
I wish I lived closer so I could attend a few of her shindigs- why, yes, I did just invite myself over!
Check these out: I gotta say that I love the protein factor in here. Makes me feel a little more Atkins-y while I’m enjoying dessert.
8. Easy Red, White, and Blueberry Cake by Merlot Mommy
Do you have kids helping in the kitchen? Here’s a sweet cake recipe that little hands can get in on!
I love how this one is 3 quick steps: even someone as baking challenged as I could pull this one together.
9. Red, White & Blue Patriotic Candy Cups from Fun Money Mom
This one is the #1 must-do on the list as far as my daughter is concerned.
When you can eat the container that your treat comes in, you know it’s a win!
10. RWB No-Bake Cheesecake
The lovely Kendra is wrapping this dessert party up with a red, white and blue no-bake cheesecake.
And it looks delish! Come check out how easy a no-bake cheesecake can be!
What other great ideas do you have to celebrate the Fourth of July (and your sweet tooth?)
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)