4th of July Dessert Recipes

4th of July Desserts

Red, white and blue. Raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Flag cakes. Jello.

The 4th of July holiday weekend is here and most of us will be hosting or attending some type of patriotic-themed get together over the next few days. Maybe you are making everything yourself or are tasked with bringing something to a friend’s house. Whatever your situation, there is an amazing collection of desserts listed below that are perfect for celebrating our nation’s birthday. They all include at least one red or blue component, and any of them would be a fabulous choice for your dessert needs this weekend. Cakes, pies, cupcakes, bars, Jello… there’s a little something for everyone.

4th of July Desserts

Blueberry Pie (Brown Eyed Baker, pictured above)
Fourth of July Buttermilk Pie (Simply Recipes)
Fourth of July Cake (The Pioneer Woman)
Fourth of July Cupcakes (Baking Bites)
Giant S’mores Cookies (Picky Palate)
Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes (Brown Eyed Baker, pictured above)
Lemon Raspberry Bars (Two Peas and Their Pod)
Mixed Berry Parfaits (How To: Simplify)
Red White & Blueberry Cheesecake Bars (Recipe Girl)
Red White & Blue Stained Glass Jello Stars (Brown Eyed Baker, pictured above)
Strawberry Pretzel Squares (Brown Eyed Baker, pictured above)

If you have a great dessert recipe for the 4th of July, feel free to leave a link in the comments below.

Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend everyone! Be safe!

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22 Responses to “4th of July Dessert Recipes”

  1. Rachel @ Working Out Wellness on July 2, 2010 at 5:23 am

    I think the cutest idea I’ve seen for a July 4th recipe is the flag cake at 17andbaking: http://17andbaking.com/2009/07/01/a-little-taste-of-independence/

    Definitely trying this for the weekend! Love all these ideas though :)


  2. The Housewife on July 2, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Planning to make either your stained glass stars or the strawberry pretzel squares for the weekend! :)


  3. Sarah @ Mum In Bloom on July 2, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Thanks for the great links. You’ve inspired me to turn my oven on and bake all day even though it’s gonna be hot out today :)


  4. Maggy@ThreeManyCooks on July 2, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Yum, yum and YUM. These all look amazing. Thanks for all the awesome 4th of July dessert ideas!


  5. Jenny Flake on July 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

    GREAT 4th of July list!! Love party food :) Thanks for adding my cookies to your list :) Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!


  6. Lauren @ Amateur Gastronomist on July 2, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Thank you for sharing these recipes. I’m putting together my menu for Sunday and trying to figure out what to bring to a party on Saturday… perfect timing!


  7. bunkycooks on July 2, 2010 at 10:36 am

    The stars are very cool. :) Happy 4th!


  8. Maria on July 2, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Love all of your recipes. Happy 4th!


  9. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking on July 2, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Those desserts look so delicious! Hope you have a very happy July 4th!


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  10. Tracy on July 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Great recipes!


  11. Jen @ How To: Simplify on July 2, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    This is a great dessert recipe roundup for the Fourth of July! It’s such a nice collection of recipes that would be perfect to serve to family and friends over the holiday weekend! Thank you so much for including my Mixed Berry Parfaits! They are delicious, refreshing and festive!


  12. Cook with Madin on July 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    These all looks lovely, although my favorite are the Red White & Blue Stained Glass Jello.


  13. Just Food Snobs on July 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Your posts are so inspiring it just makes me want to bake all the time! Thanks for sharing your 4th of July recipes!


  14. Chef Dennis on July 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    what a collection of incredible desserts!! I love those jello stars!


  15. bridget {bake at 350} on July 2, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Great list! I’m going to have to bookmark it! Thank you!


  16. Cookin' Canuck on July 4, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Fun round-up of 4th of July desserts!


  17. Marisa on July 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Really cute ideas! The lemon-limoncello cupcakes look so good. Have a happy 4th!


  18. Amanda on July 6, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Great round up! Wish I would have seen it earlier :-/


  19. Lauren @ Amateur Gastronomist on July 6, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I ended up making the strawberry pretzel squares… they were fantastic! Thanks again for sharing these recipes!


  20. Jamielyn on June 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Yum! these all look delish! that strawberry pretzel salad is one of my faves!


  21. Maria on July 2, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Yummy desserts for the 4th! I hope you have a great holiday! Thanks for including our bars:)


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