Nothing is better at bringing friends and family together than a smorgasbord of festive treats. Now is the time to stock up on red, white and blue food coloring and other ingredients for patriotic sweets. Fourth of July is fast approaching, so it's time to plan your dessert tray!
Here are five America-themed treats that are sure to be crowd pleasers at any event on the Fourth. Which are you interested in trying out?
Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats
Every kid loves Rice Krispie Treats, but they're even better once they're covered in red, white and blue decorations. This recipe on Cooking With Ruthie will show you how to make the treats quickly, then decorate them with frosting and sprinkles.
Fireworks Sugar Cookie Cake
This recipe by Crazy for Crust is sure to be the talk of your Fourth of July party. It's 100 percent patriotic and completely delicious, plus it takes less than an hour to make and serves up to ten people.
Red, White and Blue Brownie Pizza
Chocolate and fruit? What more could you want from a Fourth of July treat? The recipe on Jo Cooks will show you how to create scrumptious brownies and decorate them in a patriotic way with blueberries and strawberries. The results are simple but still festive and fun.
Mini Stars Berry Pies
Not only are these pies perfect for a Fourth of July celebration, but they're also so adorable and great for large groups. Each person gets their own miniature pie that's packed with fresh fruit and American patriotism. Follow the recipe on Country Living to make eight of them in under two hours.
4th of July Milkshakes
These milkshakes by Pint Sized Baker might look impressive, but they're actually pretty simple to make. It's essentially a plain vanilla shake with fun colors and accessories added in. Make enough for everyone to sip on while fireworks light up the night sky.