Not all desserts have to be complicated. These 100 simple 4th of July dessert recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time!
For those of us intimated by elaborate desserts or who just don’t have the time, this huge list of simple 4th of July dessert ideas is for you.
Simple desserts still rule at family BBQs & neighborhood parties for a reason. Everyone knows they will be delicious!
You just can’t go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie or an ice cream sandwich.
Take it a step further by transforming simple desserts with easy 4th of July decorating embellishments. That’s all it takes! Some red, white, & blue sprinkles or a fun cupcake topper, and boom you got yourself an amazing patriotic-themed dessert!
Do not underestimate the power of simplicity! We often think we need to create giant 6 tiered cakes or crazy elaborate flavors that can be a hit or miss.
So let yourself off the hook & prepare something that will not stress you out and won’t make it into the trash at the end of a 4th of July party!
Check out these brilliantly simple 4th of July dessert recipes that have us drooling! Click on anything to find the recipe from the source.
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4th of July themed cookies will be a fan favorite at any get together! Red, white, & blue M & M’s, patriotic sprinkles, or dyed batter is the only twist you need. Don’t forget a cold glass of milk!
01 | M & M SPRINKLE COOKIES
02 | RED WHITE & BLUE COOKIES
03 | PATRIOTIC SWIRLED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
04 | NO BAKE 4TH OF JULY THUMBPRINT COOKIES
05 | 4TH OF JULY COOKIE BARS
06 | PATRIOTIC PINWHEEL SUGAR COOKIES
07 | 4TH OF JULY WHOOPIE PIE COOKIES
08 | SUGAR COOKIE FRUIT BARS
09 | PATRIOTIC SPRINKLE COOKIES
10 | FRUIT STAR COOKIES
CHARCUTERIE DESSERT BOARD
What a fun, festive, & easy way to add some sweet treats to a patriotic party! Mix savory with sweet for a great nibble board.
11 | FLUFFY DIP
12 | DIPPED SWEETS
13 | FRUIT DIP
14 | WAFFER CRUNCH
15 | A CANDY DIVIDE
16 | SNACK ATTACK
17 | PRETTY PRETZELS
18 | A SWEET DELIGHT
19 | AMERICAN FLAG SWEETS
20 | ALL CANDY
The great thing about cupcakes is they are easy to serve. Guests can grab and go without the fuss! From red, white, & blue mixed batters, mason jar layered cupcake treats, & rich red velvet there is a cupcake here that you will definitely be able to DIY.
21 | RED VELVET & CREAM CHEESE FROSTING CUPCAKE
22 | FIRECRACKER CUPCAKES
23 | SIMPLE 4TH OF JULY CUPCAKES
24 | RED WHITE & BLUE CUPCAKES
25 | LEMON WHIPPED CREAM 4TH OF JULY CUPCAKES
26 | MASON JAR CUPCAKES
27 | M & M FLAG CUPCAKES
28 | FIRECRACKER CUPCAKES
29 | AMERICAN FLAG CUPCAKE CAKE
30 | PATRIOTIC SPRINKLE STAR CUPCAKES
You can’t get more American or nostalgic with a gorgeous fruit pie. Check out these 4th of July themed pies, no bake pies, & easy pie recipes you’ll love.
31 | AMERICAN FLAG PIE
32 | STAR SPANGLED ALL BERRY PIE
33 | CHERRY HANDPIES
34 | MINI STRAWBERRY & BLUEBERRY PIES
35 | STAR FRUIT TART PIE
36 | RED WHITE & BLUE COCONUT BERRY NO BAKE PIE
37 | 4TH OF JULY PATRIOTIC JELLO PIE
38 | MINI CHERRY TARTS
39 | PATRIOTIC APPLE CRUMBLE
40 | PATRIOTIC STRAWBERRY KOOL-AID PIE
4TH OF JULY CAKES
These 4th of July cakes are easy enough to re-create in your own kitchen. Simple fruit garnishes & bold toppings make these cakes the hit of the neighborhood BBQ.
41 | BERRY BUNDT CAKE
42 | 4TH OF JULY CAKE POPS
43 | 4TH OF JULY CONFETTI CAKE
44 | AMERICAN FLAG COCONUT CAKE
45 | PATRIOTIC SWIRL CAKE
46 | 4TH OF JULY LAYERED CAKE
47 | RED WHITE & BLUE POKE CAKE
48 | 4TH OF JULY SPARKLER CAKE
49 | 4TH OF JULY CAKE PUSH POPS
50 | SPICY RED VELVET CAKE
31 4th of July Tiered Tray Decor Ideas
Need something incredibly delicious & super simple? These yummy 4th of July dessert munchies will be the best thing you serve this year!
51 | 4TH OF JULY RICE KRISPY TREAT CONES
52 | WHITE CHOCOLATE COVERED LICORICE
53 | RED WHITE & BLUE BARK
54 | AMERICAN FLAG RICE KRIPIES
55 | 4TH OF JULY PATRIOTIC POPCORN
56 | MARSHMALLOW 4TH OF JULY POPS
57 | PATRIOTIC PRETZEL RODS
58 | NON-ALCOHOLIC JELLO SHOOTERS
59 | PATRIOTIC PARTY MIX
60 | RED WHITE & BLUE FRUIT POPSICLES
Cheesecake doesn’t have to be an overwhelming dessert to make. In fact, from easy no-bake options, mini cheesecakes, & cheesecake filled desserts it’s easier than ever to whip up a delicious patriotic cheesecake dessert!
61 | RED WHITE & BLUE MINI CHEESECAKES
62 | PATRIOTIC SWIRL CHEESECAKE BARS
63 | RED WHITE & BLUE CHEESECAKE SALAD
64 | NO BAKE VANILLA OREO CHEESECAKE
65 | CHEESECAKE FILLED STRAWBERRY BITES
66 | 4TH OF JULY NO BAKE CHEESECAKE
67 | NO BAKE BERRY CHEESECAKE LASAGNA
68 | BERRY CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFFLES
69 | CHEESECAKE ICE CREAM CONES
70 | 4TH OF JULY LAYERED CHEESECAKE
Never thought to serve brownies for a family 4th of July bash? These brownies take a new take on a simple dessert that anyone can pull off!
71 | PATRIOTIC MARSHMALLOW CRUNCH BROWNIE BARS
72 | BROWNIE FLAG
73 | BROWNIE FRUIT PIE
74 | RED WHITE & BLUE BROWNIE SKEWERS
75 | 4TH OF JULY BROWNIE BITES
76 | 4TH OF JULY BROWNIE POPS
77 | STAR SHAPED BROWNIES
78 | STRAWBERRY BROWNIE TRIFFLE
79 | CHEWY PATRIOTIC BROWNIE COOKIES
80 | S’MORES BROWNIE BARS
FRUIT BASED DESSERTS
Bright red strawberries & beautiful blueberries are the perfect color & are perfectly in season in time your your 4th of July party! From homemade fruit salsa, fruit skewers, & lots of chocolate covered fruit recipes, make fruit your dessert of choice this year.
81 | PATRIOTIC CAMPFIRE KABOBS
82 | NO BAKE BERRY TRIFFLE
83 | FESTIVE FLAG FRUIT PLATTER
84 | CHOCOLATE COVERED FROZEN BANANAS
85 | PATRIOTIC CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
86 | RED WHITE & BLUE FRUIT & JELLO CUPS
87 | 4TH OF JULY FRUIT SALSA
88 | RED WHITE & BLUE VEGAN WATERMELON CAKE
89 | 4TH OF JULY FRUIT STAR SKEWERS
90 | WHITE CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY BOMBS
Everyone will want to cool off for 4th of July with a decadent & fun ice-cream themed dessert! Make your own red, white, & blue ice cream, or whip up a quick milkshake, sprinkles included!