Between American flags and fireworks, families across the United States partake in barbeques and block parties. Burgers, ribs, potato salad, and more will line the table. If you are responsible for bringing the sweets, these four crowd-pleasing recipes can help.
Star-Spangled Banner Sugar Cookies
Everyone loves a good cookie, especially one as soft and sweet at these sugar cookies. These are simple and easy to make, and can even incorporate the kids. The 4th of July theme comes in from the way they are frosted. You can decorate them now or set up a decorating station later.
Firecracker Red, White, and Blue Cake
A sweet, moist cake with red, white, and blue food coloring will make mouths water! You can use a cake mix or make your own from scratch. So long as you have vanilla cake, vanilla icing, and food colors, you can decorate this cake however you see fit.
Chocolate lovers will rejoice when they see this brownie flag on the dessert table. The rich fudge brownies are topped with fruit that resembles the American flag. The combination of frosting, strawberries, and blueberries makes for a perfectly festive dessert.
Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars
A graham cracker crust is topped with cheesecake that is swirled with the American colors. These red, white, and blue cheesecake bars can be made the day before, which leaves plenty of time for preparing other dishes for the cookout.
When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, dessert is a must. Regardless of which recipe you follow, smiles and laughter are sure to follow!