Here are 13 Red, White and Blue Patriotic Desserts you can bring to this summer's backyard barbecue or holiday party! They are extra festive and ideal for serving on Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day. All recipes are red, white and blue and deliciously sweet!
Also check out my patrotic red, white and blue drink your guests will LOVE!
What better way to celebrate America than to serve patriotic sweets to friends and family?
Below is a round up of the BEST summertime party desserts that are 'red, white and blue', shaped like a flag, star or simply the colors of the American flag!
All recipes are kid friendly and great for serving on any summer holiday this year!
Check out my other quick desserts which take less than 15 minutes to whip up!
Patriotic Desserts For Any Holiday!
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 you're 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 Desserts
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 Dessert Ideas
- Pomegranate seeds
- Red Sprinkles
- Swedish Fish
- Red M&M's
White Dessert Ideas
- White Chocolate Chips (mini)
- White Sprinkles
- Whipped Cream
- Angle Food Cake
- Pound Cake (this is more yellowish but it would work)
Blue Dessert 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!
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!
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!
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!
Pinwheel cookies are such a popular cookie in the states. These patriotic pinwheels are simple and adorable.
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 Red, White, and Blue Mini Cakes are perfect for all your patriotic parties and BBQs this summer!
Final Dessert Tips
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!