With summertime in full swing, cookouts being planned, and BBQs occurring every weekend, coming up with new and creative desserts can be a challenge. We’ve put together this great list of “kid approved” desserts the whole family will enjoy this 4th of July or any time over the summer!
A Delicious “Flag” Cake
There are many ways to make a cake that resembles an American Flag. White frosting, strawberries, and blueberries are just the beginning when it comes to red, white, and blue toppings you can use for your cake. There are many great ideas found online, including this festive option from The Food Network.
Mini Apple Pies
As the saying goes, nothing is more American than a freshly baked apple pie! These delicious mini apple pies from Food.com can be ready in under 40 minutes and creates 12 mini pies using standard muffin tins. These little pies are perfect for parties as there is no slicing or serving required. For an extra treat, top them with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. They may be small in size, but they are big on flavor!
Red, White, and Blue Ice-Pops
On a hot summer day, nothing is more satisfying than a cool and refreshing, homemade ice pop. This simple recipe from Woman’s Day combines blueberries, vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet, and sprinkles, only taking 15 minutes to prepare. It is easy to make and something the kids will love to help with!
A 4th of July Cookie Flag
Just like the Flag Cake, there are many ways to assemble a cookie flag. This easy recipe from Pillsbury uses premade sugar cookie dough and colored sugars to create these bright and festive cookies. You could also decorate your cookies with frosting to create a similar effect. This is a simple and kid-friendly dessert that is easy to make for your 4th of July party.
Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispy Treats
It’s no secret that kids love Rice Krispy treats. Kellogg’s offers a great recipe for 4th of July Cut-Outs that are not only adorable but tasty too. These sweet and delicious treats are easy to make and only require some sprinkles to add patriotic flair.
Patriotic Fruit Kabobs
Fruit kabobs are an excellent summer dessert that can be both fresh and somewhat healthy! This recipe from What’s for Dinner, uses strawberries, blueberries, and cake to represent the good ol’ red, white, and blue. You could also use marshmallows, raspberries, watermelon, or bananas to create the same effect.
Summer desserts should be kept light and simple. These mouth-watering ideas will help you with the 4th of July or any upcoming summertime event. Let us know if you make one of these great desserts and what your kids think!