The Best Red White and Blue Desserts

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Red, white and blue desserts are sure to make your summer just a bit sweeter. From red white and blue cookies to cakes with a patriotic theme, there is a 4th of July recipe for the whole family to enjoy.

A collection of 4th of july dessert recipes

Delicious red white and blue desserts are so patriotic and fun! Why not make the big 4th of July cookout extra special with one (or more) of these patriotic recipes?


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Expert Tips for Making Red White and Blue Desserts

Having a patriotic theme, just brings a party together and makes it so much fun. Here is the history of the red, white and blue.

  • Poking Poke Cakes: Any small instrument can be used to poke holes for your cake, just make sure they are small and relatively uniform to ensure the cake is saturated.
  • Prepare Jello Beforehand: Most jello recipes require ample time to chill but can be stored for a long time. Make these recipes in advance, and bring them out ready to serve!
  • Substituting Berries: Don’t have strawberries? Raspberries can fulfill the role of strawberries for a red berry. Light on blueberries? Blackberries or even grapes can be used instead!

Red White and Blue Cookies

Want some cookie recipies that convey your patriotic spirit? These recipies are perfect for any 4th of July celebration, big or small. Just make sure to bake enough!

Closeup of Patriotic Cookies
Red, White and Blue Cookies
For July 4th, I was inspired to make red, white, and blue cookies, incorporating strawberries, white chocolate chips, and blueberries. They turned out to be so incredibly fruity with a nice crunch from the white chocolate chips.
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Red, White and Blue Star Cookies
Red, White, and Blue Star Cookies – Get patriotic with these SOFT, chewy, frosted star cookies that are loaded with SPRINKLES!! No rolling pin required!
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Bowl filled with red, white and blue meringue cookies with an American flag as the backdrop
Patriotic Meringue Cookies
Patriotic meringue cookies are fun, whimsical 4th of July desserts. Spirals of red, white and blue make these 4th of July cookies extra special.
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4th of July Chocolate Chip Cookies
These fun 4th of July cookies are packed full of red white and blue M&Ms with plenty of chocolate and buttery deliciousness. The perfect cookie for summer parties.
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Red velvet cookies with red, white and blue M&Ms
Patriotic Red Velvet Cookies
These easy Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies are a family favorite, but they get a holiday twist with the addition of red, white, and blue M&M’s!
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Red White and Blue Cakes

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate, and celebrating is hard without cake! These cake reciepes are fantastic for elevating your 4th of July cookout into something extraordinary.

Red white and blue cake pops on a red plate
4th of July Cake Pops
This summer, prepare your 4th of July Cake Pops a few days in advance and chill out during the BBQ. These will be ready and waiting to impress your family!
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4th of July Funfetti Cupcakes
These funfetti cupcakes are a great way to add some red, white & blue to your 4th of July spread.
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Frosted cake with wavy red white and blue middle
Firecracker Cake
Show your patriotism with this Firecracker Cake! The red, white, and blue runs inside and out!! Great for Memorial Day, the 4th of July or any occasion you want to share a little American pride.
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Beautiful white cake with red and blue in the filling.
4th of July Poke Cake
Celebrate the USA with a delicious and beautiful festive 4th of July Poke Cake and put a little red, white, and blue on your table!
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a rolled angel food cake with fresh raspberries and blueberries
Triple Berry Angel Food Cake Roll
Perfect with fresh summer strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
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4th of July Jello

Want something to cool you down from the summer heat? Check out these jello recipes that are sure to help you beat the heat this 4th of July.

White jello stars with blue and red marbled coloring
Stained Glass Jello
It’s basically a classic stained glass jello recipe — red, white and blue style!
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Stacks of red white and blue layered Jello.
Red White & Blue Layered Jello
Layered Jello in a red, white and blue theme is a great centerpiece to your festive picnic feasts. The light dessert is perfect for a hot summer day and looks amazing displayed on a platter.
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Strawberry jello cake with white frosting and topped with fresh strawberries
Easy Jello Poke Cake
A super moist jello poke cake topped with whipped cream and fresh berries. Takes only 5 ingredients to make and can be used with any flavor or gelatin!
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small mason jars filled with blueberry jello topped with whipped cream and blueberries
Layered Blueberry Jello Salad
They are perfect for potlucks, parties, or a simple addition to a summer supper.
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Sweet Treats with a Patriotic Theme

A variety of sweet treats that are themed around the 4th of July. From ice cream sandwiches to berry trifles, these recipes can brighten up any cookout while bringing a patriotic touch.

Red, White and Blue Rice Krispie Treat Pinwheels
Layers of colorful marshmallow cereal treats are rolled up and cut to reveal patriotic swirls of color.
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S’mores Magic Bars
Bake up a batch of S’mores Magic Bars to enjoy the taste of toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate without a campfire.
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Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches
This ice cream sandwich hack is easy enough that the kids can help you make them up… and the end result is delicious enough to guarantee no leftovers!
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Strawberries covered in white chocolate with blue sugar sprinkles
Red White and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Strawberries are dipped in melted white chocolate and blue sugar sprinkles, making it the easiest and yummiest patriotic American dessert ever!
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A bowl of Summer Berry Trifle.
Summer Berry Trifle
This summer berry trifle is the best picnic dessert ever. It is wonderful for summer because it is is light, refreshing and so tempting on a hot summer day. Beautiful to look at and healthy too.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Whip up a platter full of red, white, & blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites for an easy 4th of July … or any  time … treat.
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