Easy 4th Of July Dessert Ideas

Red, white and chew your way through these uniquely patriotic treats

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and with it comes the backyard barbecues, beach trips and family gatherings that make Independence Day a summertime favorite. If you've attended a few of these parties, you know the drill when it comes to the food: pasta salad, hot dogs, cubes of watermelon and, of course, dessert. Apparently, nothing says American spirit quite like lots of frosting and a dose of food coloring.

Red, white and blue desserts may have become a tradition for the Fourth of July, but that doesn't mean we have to suffer through another American flag sheet cake. Therefore, we scoured Instagram for the most creative and craveable renditions of the colorful trend, and we weren't disappointed. These patriotic desserts (and a few breakfasts) are what we want to be enjoying come Independence Day.

So go light a few sparklers, don your stars-and-stripes swim trunks, and feast your eyes on these.

 

 

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