The 4th of July is a time for friends and family to come together, celebrate the nation’s independence, and enjoy each other’s company. It’s a day filled with fun activities, delicious food, and good times! And what better way to make your celebration even more festive with red, white, and blue no-bake desserts?
No-bake desserts are cool, easy to make, fast and speedy! Perfect for those looking to save time in the kitchen while still making something special. Plus they’re sure to be a hit among all your guests! Many of these treats just take an already easy dessert and add some patriotic red, white and blue color.
So if you want to make this 4th of July extra special without spending too much time baking up treats in a hot kitchen, then these red, white, and blue easy 4th of July Dessert recipes are for you!
1- Who doesn’t love a hot fudge trifle? MMmmmm. These are simple enough that after you gather the ingredients, your kids can help put them together. Good luck keeping them from eating all the M & M’s before they’re assembled. Recipe Girl shares the simple instructions for these No Bake Patriotic Cheesecake Trifles. They are sure to be a hit at any barbecue.
2- If you still have that old-fashioned bundt cake hiding in your kitchen, you’ll want to try this colorful Red, White and Blue Krispie Treat “Bundt Cake” from Pink Cake Plate. Similar to the popular rice krispie treats, the addition of colorful M & M’s and melted candy drizzle turns this traditional treat into a spectacular spectacle. This sweet “cake” is sure to be popular, especially with the young-ins.
3- There’s nothing faster or easier than this recipe for Patriotic Fudge by Sweet and Savory Meals. With only two main ingredients and some gel food coloring you can wow your guests with this confection. It’s even gluten free, but unfortunately not calorie free.
4-The 4th of July may not be a Chinese holiday, but these Patriotic Fortune Cookies from My Mommy World will delight your friends from all over the world. Cracking open a fortune cookie adds an extra element of fun to any meal. There’s something undeniably exciting about finding a small slip of paper containing a message that could potentially change your life.
5-If you’re looking for a way to add some fruit to your 4th of July feast, look no further. Red, White and Blue Strawberries from The Short Order Cook will brighten up any fruit tray. The vibrant red color and unique shape of strawberries make them a beautiful and eye-catching addition to any meal. George Washington may have preferred apples, but I would take a red, white and blue strawberry any day.
6- Patriotic Frozen Yogurt Pops from Mommy Evolution are a great way to cool down on a scorching summer day. Nothing is more satisfying than biting into a cool and creamy yogurt pop when you have worked up a sweat playing backyard volleyball or hide and seek. The combination of sweet and tart flavors making this a winning coupling. Plus, there’s the added bonus of protein and fruit that will please parents as well as kiddos.
8- Easily the simplest recipe of all comes from Nancy C. These Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches are a perfect summer treat that can instantly satisfy your cravings and cool you down on a hot day. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or taking a stroll through the park, an ice cream sandwich is an ideal companion to bring along.
9- Get fancy and impress your friends this No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake Dessert by All Things Mamma is sure to please even the most discriminating palate. Topped with strawberries and blueberries this dessert is fantastic because you can make it the day before and not have to rush around on the holiday when you’d rather be playing croquet or bocce ball with the family.
10- There’s absolutely no need to turn on the oven and heat up your home when you make this divine 4th of July Ice Box Cake from Little Sweet Baker. Made with fresh fruit, cream cheese, whipping cream and instant pudding it is simply divine. Arrange the blueberries and strawberries on top in a colorful pattern and you will have the perfect patriotic dessert to set the tone for any flag-waving party.
11-If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing snack that’s easy to make and delicious to eat, look no further than these 4th of July Chocolate Covered Pretzels by Organized Island! These sweet and salty treats are the perfect finger food for any Fourth of July party. Not only are they simple to prepare, but they also look impressive and taste amazing. Whether you’re hosting your own backyard BBQ or attending a potluck at the boss’s house, chocolate covered pretzels are sure to be a hit with everyone.
12- A fresh fruit trifle is a classic and elegant dessert that is perfect for an outdoor party. Home Body Eats shared this recipe for No Bake 4th of July Mini Trifles. This delicious yet sophisticated treat combines the sweet flavor of fresh berries with angel food cake and whipped cream in a layered presentation that will be sure to impress your guests.
The combination of flavors and textures creates a delightful experience that everyone can enjoy. Not only does this dish look beautiful, but it also tastes so fresh and amazing! With just a few simple ingredients you can create a stunning and flavorful trifle that will make your next gathering one to remember.
13-With just a bag of cookies, some sprinkles and candy coating you can create a beautiful plate of colorful treats that will have everyone reaching for more. Easy Patriotic Oreos from Suburban Simplicity makes this look so straightforward even your toddlers can get in the fun and help decorate. It just doesn’t get easier than this folks.
14- Red, White and Blue Jello Jigglers by Made in a Pinch will bring a touch of nostalgia to your 4th of July celebration. Remember Jello? It’s that dessert that grandma made for every family occasion. It’s a bright and vivid treat that offers up a kaleidoscope of colors that are layered on top of one another. Using unflavored gelatin stabilizes these jigglers so you can pick them up and even eat them with your hands. Kids everywhere love the feel of these slippery snacks and will ask for them over and over.
15- Looking for something different but easy? How about Red,White, and Blue Funfetti Dip by Lemons and Zest? What’s better than a vanilla wafer? A vanilla wafer covered in a sweet creamy dip. You’ll be surprised that this recipe calls for a dry cake mix that is baked for only 5 minutes. I guess technically you can’t call this a “no-bake” recipe, but it comes super close. You can use pretzels, animal crackers or honey graham crackers as a delicious alternative for your dippers. Be creative!
The 4th of July is a special day to celebrate the United States and all that it stands for. It’s also a time to gather with friends, family, and neighbors in your backyard or nearby park for some fun activities.
Whether you plan an outdoor potluck dinner or organize games like cornhole, horseshoes, or badminton – there are plenty of ways to enjoy each other’s company while celebrating our nation’s independence. With delicious no-bake snacks and treats that are cool and simple to make– it will be sure to be an enjoyable day or evening spent outdoors!