Some of the best red, white, and blue dessert recipes for the 4th of July.

If you need fun and festive recipes for the July 4th celebrations, you will love this post. I’ve gathered patriotic cakes, cookies, dessert bars, and other cute desserts perfect for your 4th of July party.

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays since I was a kid. I have so many beautiful memories; these days, I love making new memories with my kids.

One of my favorite things to do with the kids is to make fun patriotic desserts. Cakes, bars, drinks, and other sweet treats are so fun to put a red, white, and blue spin on. In this post, you’ll find lots of 4th of July dessert recipes, but if you want even more ideas, be sure to check out my Ultimate 4th of July Party post.

So heat this holiday with some festive drinks and eats. Overall enjoy your time, your freedom, and those you love.

4th of July Recipes

4th of July Rice Krispie Treats – Red, white, and blue no-bake treats are delightful desserts everyone loves. They are incredibly gooey & delicious and layered with patriotic colors

STAR SPANGLED COOKIES – How adorable are these star cookies? They are decorated using a marbled technique that is so unique and pretty. Learn how to make and serve them at your party – everyone will want to know how you did it!


FIREWORKS COOKIES AND CREAM COOKIES – These cookies and cream cookies are studded with red, white, and blue M&Ms. They are perfect for the holiday.

photo of a stack of cookies

RED, WHITE & BLUE CAKE – Decorated in a patriotic theme, it’s the perfect cake for any July 4th celebration.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE STAINED GLASS JELLO – Who knew Jello could be so beautiful? This stained glass jello might look complicated, but it’s actually easy to make. No one can resist cool and jiggly jello – everyone will love it.

photo of a slice of jello

RED, WHITE & BLUE PIZZA BROWNIE – I just love this brownie topped with frosting and fresh fruit! It’s a rich and decadent dessert that’s perfectly patriotic.

photo of a large brownie topped with frosting and fresh fruit

Lemon Poke with Berries -White cake, lemon curd, and fresh berries it’s not only delicious but gorgeous on your dinner table.

CHEESECAKE STUFFED STRAWBERRIES – For a lighter dessert these stuffed strawberries are a wonderful choice. They’re stuffed with a cheesecake filling, so they’re rich but not too heavy. They’re a great bite-sized treat/

photo of stuffed fruit

RED, WHITE & BLUE M&M COOKIE BARS  – Here’s another fun way to use M&Ms in a fun dessert. These cookie bars are easier to make than cookies and the recipe makes a big batch perfect for serving a crowd.

overhead photo of cookie bars

FIRECRACKER CAKE – People might think you worked to make this cake for days, but the secret shortcut is using a boxed cake mix. Dress it up with red, white, and blue and a fun frosting technique and no one will ever guess it’s not made from scratch.

photo of a slice of red, white, and blue cake

TRIPLE BERRY LEMON COOKIE CUPS – If you want a bite-sized dessert, these cookie cups are one to try. Adorable sugar cookie cups are filled with a lemon filling and topped with fresh berries. So sweet!

photo of cookie cups

{Red, White, and Blue} Cheesecake Mousse ParfaitsThese Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Mousse Parfaits are rich, creamy, quick, no-bake, and crazy delicious! Perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July!

Red, White and Blue Pretzel Rods – For another pretzel treat these dipped pretzel rods are a fun way to get a salty-sweet fix for the 4th of July!

photo of dipped pretzel rods

LAYERED 4TH OF JULY DRINK – This kid-friendly drink is the perfect way to cool off while waiting for the fireworks. It’s so easy to make and the ideal way to toast to the 4th.

4TH OF JULY STRAWBERRIES – White chocolate-dipped strawberries with glitter are a fun way to serve fruit at your party. They’re almost too cute to eat!

photo of a dipped strawberry

PATRIOTIC OREO POPS – Learn how to make these adorable Oreo pops and they’ll be the hit of the party!

photo of oreo pops

RED, WHITE AND BLUE BARK – This treat is so easy to make and is a perfect project to do with the kids. Gather up the candy melts, crushed Oreos, M&Ms and sprinkles and let them create their own special candy bark for the 4th.

overhead photo of candy bark

JULY 4TH ICE CREAM SANDWICHES – It doesn’t get any easier than these ice cream sandwiches! Buy them at the store and then use sprinkles to give them a 4th of July theme. These are perfect if you need a dessert but don’t have a lot of time.

photo of ice cream bars with sprinkles

CHERRY BOMBS – These vodka-soaked cherries are an adult-only treat perfect for parties. They’re dipped in white chocolate and decorated with blue sugar sprinkles for a fun patriotic treat. There’s also a version for kids, too!


Don’t forget to pin this round of 4th of July dessert recipes to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

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    1. I’ve made the Red White Blue Cake and everyone loved it! It’s so festive and we will try it today!

  1. I am wishing I had the time to make all of these! I don’t know which ones to choose from first. You have compiled a great list of recipes!

  2. Not only are these perfect for the 4th, but they will all work for Labor Day as well. Summer holidays are the best holidays. Now, which do I make first?

  3. These all sound so incredible and easy! My favorites would definitely be the cheesecake and the cookies, they look so good!

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