Memorial Day is around the corner which means SUMMER is almost here! Bring on the backyard barbecues, sprinklers, ice cream, and FINGER FOODS! Here is a fun collection of some cute, festive, and patriotic red, white and blue desserts everyone will love!
Is it just me or do we eat more with our fingers during the summer time?
Check out my other quick desserts which take less than 15 minutes to whip up!
Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day
Don't you agree that festive recipes just make a party so much more fun? And since RED, WHITE and BLUE scream summer, bring ON the patriotic desserts!
No matter what holiday your celebrating this summer, whether Independence Day, Memorial Day or Labor day, desserts that are red, white and blue are welcome or rather, expected at most parties!
That also gives us reason to make these desserts not just once but THREE times this summer...if you find one you like! 🙂
Red, White and Blue Food
It is often hard to find foods that are red, white or blue. ESPECIALLY the BLUE! So here is a list of food ideas you can use to replace some of the dessert recipes below or help you to create your own fun patriotic desserts!
Red Food Ideas
- Pomegranate seeds
- Red Sprinkles
- Swedish Fish
- Red M&M's
White Food Ideas
- White Chocolate Chips (mini)
- White Sprinkles
- Whipped Cream
- Angle Food Cake
- Pound Cake (this is more yellowish but it would work)
Blue Food Ideas
- Blackberries (they are darker but would work)
- Blue Sprinkles
- Blue Candy Melts
- Blue M&M's
- Blue Pop Rocks
Need a BLUE punch to serve the adults? Check out this spiked blue tropical punch!
Other Patriotic Variations
Some of the quickest ways to add red, white or blue to your desserts are using red, white or blue candy melts! They are chocolate discs that melt very easily so dunking, dipping or drizzling are encouraged! They just make it so easy to turn any dessert into a patriotic treat!
Also, grab some festive sprinkles and you're just a shake away from patriotic desserts!
Bark is such an easy dessert to make. This red, white and blue bark is perfect for any summer holiday and is easy to make in advance and transport!
This flag dessert is one of a kind and has never been done before! It is made using Pillsbury biscuit dough which bakes in not time. Then the mini biscuits are filled with a cheesecake filling and topped with red, white and blue pie filling. It is delicious, festive and super patriotic!
Oreos are a favorite dessert for anyone no matter what age! These are beautiful and use a simple mold to form perfect cylinders of chocolatey goodness. Get your kids to help with this one!
Popcorn drizzled with red and blue chocolate would be a fun snack or dessert for any summer party. You can make your own popcorn or purchase a bag from the store to make it super easy!
Macarons are delicious little bites. Die the batter different colors and you have a patriotic red, white and blue macaron perfect for Memorial Day, Labor Day or 4th of July!
These cookies scream summertime! Plus, they are easier than they look. With just a little food coloring and a fork, you can resemble the firecracker popsicles we all loved growing up!
Meringue cookies are a healthier option in the summertime. These are beautifully festive and simple to prepare. All you'll need is a piping bag to pipe beautiful patriotic swirls.
Pinwheel cookies are such a popular cookie in the states. These patriotic pinwheels are simple and adorable.
These Red, White, & Blue Crinkle Cookies will be great for your Memorial Day and 4th of July dessert. They are so simple! We make them with a boxed cake mix, Cool-Whip, and a few other ingredients. And… they are super patriotic.
American Flag Marshmallow Pops are delicious patriotic treats that are as easy to eat as they are to make. Fun for a 4th of July or Memorial Day parties.
These adorable cake sticks use just THREE INGREDIENTS! They are made using a store-bought loaf of Entenmann's pound cake. But you can use any pound cake. All you do is cut, dip and sprinkle!
These Red, White, and Blue Mini Cakes are perfect for all your patriotic parties and BBQs this summer!
Fudge is the epitome of summer so why not make it festive for any holiday? This fudge is a vanilla cream fudge made in mini molds or using a mini muffin tin. And best part is, all you need is a microwave!
💫But what appetizers are you serving? My Star Spangled Kielbasa Bites would be perfect for the occasion!
How adorable are these patriotic desserts? By simply adding some food coloring, red, white and blue sprinkles, or just some patriotic colored candies, you can take an average dessert over the top!
Many of these festive desserts can be made to fit any occasion or holiday by changing out the food coloring. The possibilities are endless!
🤩 Also make sure to make these Watermelon Blueberry Stars to continue the STAR theme!
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