Top 5 Red, White & Blue Desserts

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The 4th of July is right around the corner and everything is turning red, white and blue! Looking for inspiration in your own food creations? Kraft has sponsored this post to share with you the top 5 red, white and blue recipes.

Top 5 Red, White & Blue Desserts

Ready for fireworks? I’m not talking Roman candles, either—I’m talking the oohs and ahhs that will commence when you set down a tray of brightly colored goodies in front of your July 4th guests. And honestly, who can blame them? Desserts too often hide in shades of brown and white (not that I’m knockin’ chocolate, mind you…). But just in time for Independence Day, treats take a turn toward the bright and beautiful—a trend spurred on by the abundance of ripe red and blue berries. So in honor of our nation’s birthday, here are a few of my favorite patriotic treats, including berry-topped mini cheesecakes, a stunning ice cream cake and that grand ol’ showstopper, an American flag cake.

Prepare to pledge your allegiance.

Sparklin’ Marshmallow RICE KRISPIES TREATS: Still have your star-shape Christmas cookie cutters hanging out in a drawer? Time to pull ‘em out. These super-cute pops are more method than recipe: Just stamp star shapes from a batch of RICE KRISPIES TREATS, skewer ‘em with a pop stick and go to town with the sprinkles and decorating gels.

Top 5 Red, White & Blue Desserts

JELL-O No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes: Guests will have no clue these tiny treats require just four ingredients: margarine, sugar, milk and a no-bake cheesecake dessert kit. (Bonus: No-bake equals no hot kitchen…and that never sounds more appealing than in July.) Dress up these adorable minis with star-spangled cupcake liners and ripe berries to end your Independence Day feast with a bang.

Top 5 Red, White & Blue Desserts

Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cake: Three words spell out the secret to this low-maintenance ice cream cake’s gorgeously even layers: ice cream sandwiches. The two tinted layers (a combo of cream cheese, whipped topping and pudding mix) don’t take much time to create, either—the entire cake preps in just 15 minutes. Embarrassingly easy and stunning? That’s my kind of dessert!

Top 5 Red, White & Blue Desserts

Flag Cake: It’s a July 4th classic! And this four-ingredient no-bake beauty is probably the easiest version you’ll find, courtesy of frozen prepared pound cake. Just thaw the cake and snug slices into a 13×9-inch pan, then scatter blueberries and sliced strawberries over the top. A quick application of whipped topping forms a pearly white background; arrange a final layer of fruit for the iconic stars and stripes.

Top 5 Red, White & Blue Desserts

JELL-O Easy Patriotic Pie: Sure, you could crown gelatin with a dollop of whipped topping…but isn’t it prettier when sandwiched in the middle? This easy pie practically makes itself, too. Just a little mixing, chilling and spreading, and 20 minutes later, you’re sliding the finished pie into the fridge. Serve with berries for additional blue and red oomph.

Need more inspiration for your July 4th dessert? You’ve got it!

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15 thoughts on “Top 5 Red, White & Blue Desserts

  • June 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm
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    So much fun! I think the stars are my favorite! My boys would love those. Reply
  • June 23, 2016 at 7:38 am
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    These are some great desserts. I love using Rice Krispie treats for patriotic party desserts. They are easy to decorate in so many different ways. Reply
  • June 23, 2016 at 7:26 am
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    These desserts are so nice! It is great to make themed treats for our families at holiday time. I particularly like the colored layer cake. Reply
  • June 23, 2016 at 12:09 am
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    All of these look so good. I can't decide which one I want to make first between those Rice Krispies or the Jello Pie. Themed desserts are a tradition on 4th of July, so some new ones in the mix would be awesome. Reply
  • June 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm
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    Oh my goodness, this post has me so hungry and excited for 4th of July. I love all the yummy food we eat on the holiday. Reply
  • June 22, 2016 at 9:29 pm
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    I will have to try the JELL-O Easy Patriotic Pie. It looks delicious and I have never made a Jello pie before. Reply
  • June 22, 2016 at 7:13 pm
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    These all look amazing, I don't know how I could even choose! I think my faves would have to be the rice Krispie treats and the jello pie, they are both quite colorful and they look delicious. Reply
  • June 22, 2016 at 6:33 pm
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    That patriotic pie looks like what I do in cups. I like the idea of doing it pie-style though! Reply
  • June 22, 2016 at 3:24 pm
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    This is such an awesome collection! Every year I try different red white & blue desserts, can't wait to try them! Reply
  • June 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm
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    All these treats look so tasty! I love the color combo of red, white, and blue! Reply
  • June 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm
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    Yum! Mini cheesecakes are the best! I love making them, but never even thought about tailoring them to holidays. Such a great idea and super easy. Reply
  • June 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm
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    OH my gosh! YUM! My mouth is watering now! I love the Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Cake - I will attempt that this 4th of July! Reply
  • June 22, 2016 at 8:21 am
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    I can't decide which patriotic dessert I'd like to try first. Those rice krispie stars are so cute and they all look delicious! Reply

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