Here’s a big batch of desserts and sweets treats to help celebrate the 4th of July, Memorial Day or whenever you’re in the mood for some fun Americana-style party food. Many of these recipes are quick and easy to whip up that your guests (and the kiddos) will surely enjoy. I’ll be adding new goodies to this list each year so you may want to bookmark this page for future reference. For crafty decorations and printables, see this page: Decorations & Crafty Ideas . Have fun!
Spangled Sandwich Pops : Mini ice-cream sandwiches are skewered on popsicle sticks, candy sprinkles are pressed into the sides then served in cupcake liners.
Revolutionary Berries : Fresh strawberries are dipped in melted white chocolate then topped with blue sugar or edible glitter.
Star Spangled Sugar Cookies : Stained glass sugar cookies with red and blue candy for the centers.
Pretzel Sparklers : Quick & easy! Dip pretzel sticks in melted chocolate and then cover with candy sprinkles in red, white and blue.
Fruited Cheesecake Flag : A sheet of cheesecake is cut into squares then each is decorated with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries.
Cake Pops : Cake is crumbled then mixed with frosting and shaped into balls, decorate with candy melts and sprinkles.
Watermelon Pops : Ingredients include lime & strawberry jelly powders, chocolate chips, cream cheese and whipped dessert topping. Paper cups used for popsicle molds.
Edible Eagles How-To : May not be red, white & blue but they sure are a patriotic sweet treat!
Stars & Stripes Cookies : Here’s an easy way to decorate star shaped cookies! Simply drizzle with red, white and blue icing.
Flag Sheet Cake : A sheet cake is frosted with cream cheese frosting then fresh berries arranged on top in an American flag design.
Flag Cookies : Easy decoration by piping royal icing in an American flag design on a rectangular sugar cookie.
Patriotic Crispy Treats : Easy treat for the kids! Popsicle sticks are inserted into star shaped crispy cereal snacks and decorated with red, white and blue decorating gels. Also see this idea  for chocolate dipped crispy “popsicles”.
Double Dip Cookies : Super easy, made with a box of sugar cookie mix.
Patriotic Layers Dessert : Made with layers of flavored Jell-O, blueberries, Cool Whip and sliced strawberries.
Fireworks Cookies : Includes recipe for cookies and directions for achieving the fireworks icing decoration.
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Pea Salads 
Broccoli Salads 
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