Are we half-way through the summer already?! Worry not, it only means that the Fourth of July is right around the corner! This means parades, fireworks, picnics and parties! Every year I go to some sort of get together with friends or family, and I am always amazed at how on-theme everyone makes the food. If you are throwing your own Fourth of July party or need to bring food to someone else’s, look no further! Here are the top patriotic recipes to get you in the holiday spirit!
Red White And Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
This one is good for when you are in a time crunch or are not particularly fond of cooking. If you know how to halve strawberries, put a filling on them and top it with a blueberry or two, you are good to go! These simple yet tasty treats are the best for snacking during a party and can even qualify for dessert from the cheesecake filling. They are the perfect combination of healthy and delicious! Find the full recipe here.
4th Of July Bark
For anyone with a chocolate obsession, this one is definitely for you! This take on a chocolate bark both, looks and tastes amazing. This dessert is super easy to make, and you can even have fun customizing them! With the different types of candies and sprinkles you can put on top, the possibilities are endless. Everyone will think that you are a master chocolatier when you show up with these little works of Patriotic art! Find the recipe here.
Fireworks Pudding Cookies
Ah cookies, a classic treat to bring to a party! Everyone from kids to grown adults can appreciate a good cookie. I personally love cookies that incorporate pudding into them because the gelatin makes them stay soft and delectable. By adding red, white and blue sprinkles and M&M’s, these patriotic recipes will perfectly fit the theme!
Taco Salad Flag
If you are the host, or are assigned to bring an entrée, this would be a good choice! This twist on a classic dish is something every taco-lover will enjoy. It’s quick to make (about 15-20 minutes) but looks like you’ve been slaving away for hours! There’s even a vegetarian version to accommodate for those needs. Lined with whatever tortilla chip you prefer, this dish will be a show-stopper.
Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch
Looking for a way to cool down at your outdoor bash? This punch is a cold treat that everyone can enjoy (even the kiddos!). A great thing about this drink is that you can choose any red, white and blue beverages you have – the key to the different layers is how much sugar content is in them. Once you get that science down, stick a Twizzler in it for decoration and voila, you’re done!
American Flag Pizza
I know, pizza isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Forth of July, but let’s face it, everyone loves pizza! This can be a fun appetizer or the full meal for a picky eater that won’t eat anything off the grill. This easy-to-make dish can be made in your oven and you can even customize the ingredients. From pepperoni to red peppers to mushrooms and olives, you can definitely add your own twist to your pie and stay on-theme. Find this patriotic pizza recipe here!
All American Trifle
My mouth is watering just at the sight of the picture!! This take on pound cake contains delicious red, white and blue layers for everyone to enjoy! It might look menacing, but don’t worry, anyone can make this dish! As long as you know how to cube pound cake and wash off fruit, you’ll be fine! It’s the perfect combination of creamy, fruity and patriotic! Find the recipe here. There you have it! Now sit back, enjoy some patriotic recipes, and enjoy the fireworks with friends and family!