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25 4th of July Themed Dessert Ideas

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Something as special as a birthday party for America just isn’t a celebration without an awesome dessert table. These dessert ideas that dazzle will certainly make your buffet sparkle and shine. Fruit drinks and layered drinks quench thirst. There are cakes, cupcakes, pies, ice cream sodas, popsicles, fruit skewers, chips, popcorn, cookies, puppy chow, and candy with all sorts of stars and stripes. Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

July 4th Themed Desserts

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1. Firecracker Cupcakes :: Oh Nuts! – These cute little confections are entirely edible—even the “firecracker”!
2. Rice Krispie Cake :: Anders Ruff via Hostess With the Mostess – No directions here but the picture is worth a thousand.
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3. Starring Fruit :: The Berry – Top your favorite cake with this easy (and healthy) show stopper.
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4. Flag Cake :: Betty Crocker – Read their directions and you’ll discover the not-so-difficult method to create this stunner.
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5. Layered Drinks :: Katrina’s Kitchen – Want to make an impression without much effort? Here you go!
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6. Ice Cream Soda :: Let’s Dish – A perfect recipe for a fun celebration: smokin’ hot 4th, friends, and a patriotic ice cream soda bar.
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7. Red, White and Blue Fruit Skewers :: Gina’s Skinny Taste – Kids won’t care if these good looking fruit skewers are healthy—they’ll just enjoy the taste. Add Gina’s cheesecake yogurt dip for extra accolades.
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8. Mini Star Cakes :: Cake Girls – Hey—this sounds pretty easy and they look awesome.
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9. Fruity Ice Drinks :: – This is so simple, it would be a shame NOT to include it in your celebration.
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10. Red, White and Blueberry Popsicles :: View from Great Island – Great idea: this yogurt and fruit version has no added sugar or food coloring.
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11. Red, White and Blueberry Ice Cream Pie :: Yummy Mummy – Gluten-free and full of flavor, this promises to become a summer favorite.
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12. Patriotic Cake Pops :: Vicki Lynn Photography – Know how to make cake pops? This simple arrangement would add a lot to a dessert table.
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13. Red and Blue Chips :: Martha Stewart – Martha shows us how to make the clip art cones; specialty chips make this special!
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14. Mini Tarts :: Frankly Entertaining – Pre-made pie dough helps you create a super-quick holiday dessert idea.
15. Firecracker Cakes :: She Knows – If you have a little time, this recipe looks like a fun one!
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16. Patriotic Oreo Pops :: Makoodle – A cookie on a stick and a pre-made cookie at that. Smiles all around.
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17. Patriotic Puppy Chow :: Sweet as a Cookie – For kidlets, not dogs.
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18. Cupcakes with Fireworks :: Domestic Rebel – So cute! This one dessert alone looks like a party!
19. Tie-Dye Fudge :: Taste and Tell – No, you don’t need rubber bands to tie-dye the fudge.
20. Star Spangled Strawberries :: Make’n Mold – Who thinks of these things? Looks super!
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21. Lollipop Bouquet :: Wedding Bee – No time to bake? No problem. This huge bouquet of lollipops can serve as a table centerpiece, too.
22. Pinwheel Cookies :: Just a Taste – Don’t these look festive?
23. RWB Meringues :: Farm Girl Gourmet – Melt-in-your-mouth meringues. Sounds yummy.
24. Star Cookies :: The Baker Mama – Cookies and fruit—what a wonderful combo!
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25. Almond Bark Popcorn :: Eating Richly – Didn’t think we’d have a party and leave out popcorn, did you? This version makes my mouth water.

Plan the ultimate 4th of July party with these great party sources gathered by the crew at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.