These easy July 4th Desserts are sure to help you ring the holiday in with a bang. From treats decorated with reds, whites and blues to desserts filled with flavors perfect for cookouts, you are sure to find the perfect treat to serve up at your celebration.
July 4th celebrations are filled with the colors of red, white and blue. They are typically larger gatherings that need easy to serve desserts. These easy 4th of July desserts are festive and flavorful.
When selecting the best July 4th desserts, we have used the following criteria: festive colors, seasonal flavors, ease of scaling for a crowd.
July 4th No Bake Desserts
These no bake desserts for the 4th of July range from colors of red, white and blue to summer flavors like sweet strawberries.
Red, White & Blue Rice Krispie Treats
Red, white and blue rice krispie treats are a super festive dessert. They are layered rice krispie treats topped off with more red, white and blue sprinkles.
Why it's good: easily customize these by making them flavored or just with food coloring. They are a nice centerpiece dessert that will be sure to catch everyones eye.
Smore's is certainly a flavor of summer, but sometimes you don't want to make a whole campfire. So, here come these easy microwave smores.
Why it's good: only uses 3 ingredients and takes about 2 minutes to heat these up. They are great if you are looking for individual sized treats.
Strawberry Jello Salad
This strawberry jello salad is sweet, fruity and fluffy. It is a light dessert that is great for hot days.
Why it's good: this recipe only uses 4 ingredients (one of which is just water). It can be made as a large batch for big July 4th celebrations.
Cakes & Pies for 4th of July
These cakes and pies range from light and fluffy pound cakes to sweet and creamy custard filled pies. They are boast bright colors of red, white and blue.
Whipped Cream Pound Cake
Whipped Cream Pound Cake is an extra light and fluffy pound cake. This cake in topped with a sweet icing and fresh berries.
Why it's good: full of red, white and blue colors with the fresh berries and icing on top. Easily double or triple the recipe to make multiple loafs at a time.
Patriotic Poke Cake
This patriotic poke cake, not surprisingly, is packed with the colors of red, white and blue. The cake itself is light and fluffy.
Why it's good: super easy to make since boxed cake mix is used. It's colorful and flashy, but doesn't take long to put together.
Salute the flag with this easy and festive flag cake. A delicious and fluffy vanilla cake base topped with icing and fresh berries assembled to look like the American Flag.
Why it's good: make it super fast by using boxed cake mix, or use an easy homemade cake recipe. The fresh berries and light and sweet.
Fruit Custard Pie
This fruit custard pie is yet another dessert on the list topped with fresh berries. The pie itself has a flaky crust and is filled with thick, sweet custard.
Why it's good: this one is super festive with the bright red and blue berries. It is a lighter dessert perfect for hot weather that hits in July.
Cookies & More
These festive cookies and summer time flavored dips will fit right in at your next July 4th party or celebration
This layered baked smores dip is full of ooey, gooey marshmallows, melted chocolate and crunch graham crackers. No campfire needed, but still perfectly toasted marshmallows on top.
Why it's good: Just three ingredients for this one and about 10 minutes to melt it together. You can easily make a large pan of it for big parties.
Watermelon Sugar Cookies
These watermelon sugar cookies are just like a slice of summer. They look like little slices of watermelon with green rind, pink flesh and cute chocolate chip seeds.
Why it's good: the sweet sugar cookie dough base is super easy to make. They are a nice centerpiece for a dessert table at a 4th of July cookout.
Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies
Fruit pizza sugar cookies are delicious, soft and fruity. They have a soft and chewy sugar cookie based, topped with sweet frosting and fresh red and blue berries.
Why it's good: they are festive with red, white and blue colors. Easily customize them by using different fruits to top them off.