The Fourth of July is just around the corner! Celebrate Independence Day with cool ice pops or a classic layer cake. Which patriotic treat will you try?
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1. Star-Spangled Watermelon. For a kid-friendly treat, try star-shaped watermelon! It’s best to use baby seedless watermelon because they’re sweet, mess-free and stay together when they’re cut. First, slice your watermelon into ¼ to ½ inch thick slices. Then cut out the star shapes (a cookie cutter works well for this). It’s that simple! To see more images, visit Cooking With My Kid.
2. Patriotic Ice Pops. Beat the heat this Fourth of July with these festive and refreshing ice pops. These easy-to-make treats are perfect for poolside relaxation or as dessert after a delicious grilled meal. The ingredients for the red and blue layers are pretty obvious – Kool-Aid is a classic ice pop ingredient – but the white layer might surprise you! To see the secret ingredient, visit: Pennies on a Platter.
3. Red, White and Blue Trifle. For a guiltless Independence Day treat, try this berry trifle. The mixture of fresh blueberries, strawberries, white chocolate pudding and angel food cake is low-cal and delicious. Layer up your ingredients and enjoy! For measurements and detailed instructions, visit Skinny Taste.
4. Fourth of July Cake. Go classic with your 4th of July treat and impress your guests with this red, white and blue four-layer cake. Cut into the snow-white icing in front of your family and friends to reveal vibrant red and blue layers. To make this cake, start with a simple white cake mix and then add food coloring for the layers. It’s that simple! For step-by-step instructions and more drool-inducing photographs, visit Krissy’s Creations.
More Fourth of July inspired recipes:
Fruit Pops @ Baker's Royale
Fourth of July Marshmallow Sticks @ The Wicked Noodle
Red, White and Blue Cupcakes @ She Knows
4th of July Toast @ Taste and Tell
Fourth of July Flag Cake @ Secret Life of a Chef's Wife
Patriotic Push Pop Cake @ Love From the Oven
4th of July Cake Pops @ My Juice Cup
Mini Berry Pies @ Yummy Mummy
Star Spangled Punch @ Fab Frugal Food
Patriotic Lollipops @ Couldn't Be Parve
4th of July Covered Strawberries @ Cupcakes Kisses'n' Crumbs
Red, White and Blue Parfait @ BHG
Chocolate Covered Strawberries @ AllRecipes
Stained Glass Jello @ Gimme Some Oven!
Spangled Sandwich Pops @ Family Fun
Red, White and Blue Cupcakes @ Betty Crocker
4th of July Ice Cream Sundaes @ Bake at 350
Red, White and Blue Cocktail @ Pink Martinis & Pearls
Fourth of July Cutouts @ SnackPicks
Red, White and Blue Jello Salad @ Real Mom Kitchen
Candied Apples @ Tidy Mom
Patriotic Cones @ Noble Pig
Fruited Cheesecake Flag @ Martha Stewart
Patriotic Shot @ ECurry
Fireworks Cookies @ A Cup Of Sugar...A Pinch of Salt
Star Spangled Banner Treats @ Snack Picks
Ice Cream Sandwich Pops @ Living Locurto
Guy Fieri's Fourth of July Drink @ EventSolutions