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15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes
Independence day is a great way to honor being American. Celebrating the 4th of July means family, good food, fun, and fireworks.

But what’s 4th of July without yummy red, white, and blue desserts? For a healthy dose of inspiration, check out these 15 effortless 4th of July dessert recipes. They’re all so delicious and easy, you’ll definitely want to make more than one!

July 4th Ice Cream Sandwiches

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy A Thrifty Mom

This easy and fun recipe takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Simply dip ice cream sandwich cookies in red, white, and blue sprinkles. Get the kids involved!

4th of July Firecracker Cakelettes with Pop Rocks

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy She Knows

This recipe does take some pre-planning, but it’s still super easy nonetheless. Guests of all ages will absolutely love these firecracker cakelettes that pack a hidden surprise.

American Flag Cookie Cake

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Just a Taste

You don’t need to be an excellent piper to decorate this cookie cake in a cinch. With cream cheese frosting, berries, and white chocolate chips, you get a beautiful cake for the whole family to enjoy.

Star Spangled Marshmallow Pops

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy My Sister’s Suitcase

Pre-cut 4th of July marshmallows make this recipe a breeze. Dip in white chocolate and make red and blue colored chocolate stripes for another alternative.

Patriotic Oreo Pops

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Happiness is Homemade

Oreo dipped in chocolate? Count me in!

Red White and Blue Cake Pops

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Electic Recipes

Before I made my first batch, I thought making cake pops was going to be HARD. But turns out, it’s actually quite easy! Crumbled cake, icing, and chocolate are all you need to form these yummy pops.

Red White and Blue Fruit Skewers with Cheesecake Yogurt Dip

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Skinny Taste

As a low-sugar treat, try these fruit skewers. The recipe even comes with a delicious cheesecake yogurt dip!

Flag Fruit Dessert

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Family Fresh Meals

This is the perfect no prep and no mess recipe if you’re running low on party time!

4th of July Brownie Bites

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Real Food by Dad

I love how cute these little brownie cups look, but the strawberries might look better stemless.

4th of July Rice Krispies Treat

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Lil’ Luna

If your family is a fan of Rice Krispies treats, consider making this easy recipe.

Red White and Blue Popcorn Balls

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy My Latina Table

Similar to Rice Krispies treats, these popcorn balls are held together by marshmallows. You can also skip the marshmallows altogether and add sprinkles and or pop rocks. The possibilities are endless!

Patriotic Pudding Cups

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Lil’ Luna

Another effortless recipe, this one takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

4th of July Firecracker Jello Cups

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Cincy Shopper

These firecracker jello cups look so cute. These are non-alcoholic, but you can make an adult version with a bit of vodka.

Champagne Infused Strawberries

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Ministry of Alcohol

These strawberries are soaked in champagne and dipped in white chocolate and blue sprinkles for an adult treat. Make sure you make some alcohol-free since the kids will definitely want to try these!

4th of July Chex Mix

15 Effortless 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Courtesy Betty Crocker

Chex mix is the perfect grabbable party snack. Paired with white chocolate, M&Ms, and dried fruit, it’s an easy recipe to whip up in no time.


Are you prepared for the 4th? Check out 14 Brilliant 4th of July Hacks That’ll Instantly Jumpstart Your Party.

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