It’s almost the 4th of July, which in the United States, is a celebration of freedom and the nation’s independence. It’s a time for backyard barbecues, friendly games of football, water games, parades, fireworks and, of course, tons of great food! Here are 20 perfectly patriotic 4th of July foods.
1. 4th of July trifle
Angel food cake, strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream, and pudding…mmm mmm! I need some of that!
2. Patriotic fruit kebabs
These cute fruit kebabs made with strawberries, bananas, and blueberries make a pretty cute flag too, don’t you think?
3. “Oh, say can you see, ” chocolate-dipped strawberries
These strawberries are dipped in white chocolate and covered in blue sprinkles at the bottom for a look that’s totally red, white and blue.
4. Patriotic Oreo pops
These easy-to-make Oreo pops are covered in frosting and sprinkles. Yummy!
5. Parade float salad
Use a cookie cutter to make star shapes out of your watermelon, add some blueberries and you’ve got an easy, delicious summer salad!
6. Stars and stripes M&M cake
Make a rectangular-shaped cake, any kind you’d like. Cover in white frosting and then put red, white and blue M&M’s on it, in flag shape for a fun and yummy cake!
7. Firecracker cake bites
Fill the inner layers with frosting and pop rocks for a special firework surprise!
8. Firecracker funnel cake
This bundt cake is filled with all the colors of the flag, along with colorful icing and sprinkles for a look that really gets your attention.
9. Chocolate-dipped patriotic pretzels
Dipped in white chocolate and red, white and blue sprinkles, these pretzels are divine.
10. 4th of July fruit bowl
Cherries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and yogurt-covered pretzels make up this spread. It’s pretty and looks delicious too!
11. Red, white and blue jello shooters
These little jello sparklers are made in the colors of the nation, along with a cherry on top.
12. July 4th layered drinks
Made with Sobe, Cran-apple juice and blue Gatorade, this drink is shaken, but definitely not stirred to get the neat layers of color affect.
13. 4th of July cheesecake
It’s so fun to use that food dye and color different layers of food, right? This one looks absolutely delicious!
14. Sparkler popcorn
This popcorn has got red, white, and blue all over it.
15. Patriotic dipped pretzels
These pretzel sticks were dipped in white chocolate, then some blue chocolate at the ends, given some sprinkles and some red icing to top it off.
16. Flag Rice Krispie treats
These treats will have you standing at attention. This is one fun way to make rice Krispie treats!
17. Firework pudding cookies
Using pudding, sprinkles and M&M’s– these cookies are sure to please your eyes and your tastebuds!
18. Red, white and blue pie
A giant sugar cookie with icing, blueberries, strawberries and bananas is too much fun to pass up!
19. “Baby, you’re a firework,” cupcakes
These cupcakes have got some fun frosting action going on. It looks like the night sky on the 4th of July!
20. Stars and stripes fruit cake
Watermelon is the base for this fun fruit cake with angel food cake starts and other fruit slices too.