Festive Fourth of July Desserts

Festive food for the 4th of July
Festive food for the 4th of July

Whether you’re hosting or attending a party, desserts are an easy way to add some creativity to your holiday meal. Here are some recipes that are sure to be a hit!

French Toast Kabob a-la-Fourth of July

Make French toast just like you usually would. Drizzle some maple syrup onto each slice and cut each one into little squares. Slice some strawberries horizontally. Take your skewer and start off with two French toast squares, next a strawberry slice, two blueberries, another strawberry slice and then two other French toast squares. Continue this pattern until the skewer is full. You could also use raspberries or blackberries.

Star-Spangled Cherry- Blueberry Pie

Use two inch circle cutters to cut into premade pie dough. Place each circle in a muffin tin. Place two tablespoons of pie filling in each pie. You could make your own filling, but don’t worry if you only have time to buy canned filling. It’s the thought that counts! You are definitely not restricted to just this fruit; you can also use other berries. Next, cut star shapes out of the remaining dough and place them on top of each pie. Mix one egg with two tablespoons of water and brush this on top of each pie.

Star-Spangled Cookies

Bake regular sugar cookies with a star-shaped cookie cutter. Cover them with white frosting. To add some Fourth of July pizazz, cut some strawberries in slim, vertical slices and place them along the corners of the star. Add blueberries to the center. This is an easy recipe that the kids can help with!

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you’re looking for a quick last minute desert, just buy some ice cream sandwiches from the grocery store and sprinkle red, white and blue sprinkles on the sides. Kids could easily decorate these on their own.

What are you eating for dessert this weekend? Share your ideas with us!