Patriotic 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out

If you are looking for some easy recipe ideas for your Independence Day party, these patriotic 4th of July desserts are perfect! They look and taste great.

4th Of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
4th Of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out

With the 4th of July just around the corner, cookouts and patriotic decor are a popular topic these days.

One of the easiest ways to add red, white and blue to your 4th of July party is by making patriotic desserts…and they are always a big hit with the cook out crowd!

For me, a dessert is perfect for a cook out if it can be made ahead of time, is easy to serve for a crowd, tastes great, and looks pretty when you put it out.

All of the desserts in this list definitely fit that bill!

Keep reading to see our list of patriotic 4th of July desserts that are perfect for a cook out.

Cheesecake Cupcakes

Fourth of July flag made of cheesecake tarts | 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
Fourth of July flag made of cheesecake tarts

Make mini cheesecake tarts…then use blueberry pie filling for the blue, cherry pie filling for the red and whipped cream for the white to create an American flag pattern. These are super easy to make and everyone loves them!

Find the the cheesecake tart recipe here.

Patriotic Fruit and Jello Cups

Patriotic Fruit and Jello Cups (via thefirstyearblog.com) | 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
Patriotic Fruit and Jello Cups

What’s better than jello, whipped cream and fresh fruit for a summer dessert? Berries are in season this time of year, so they are fairly inexpensive and taste great. And because it’s jello, these are really easy to make! Get the step-by-step instructions at thefirstyearblog.com.

Of course, if you’re hosting an “adult party”, you can add alcohol to the jello for a little kick. Click here to see our best tasting jello shot recipes by color to help you with that process.

Red Velvet Cupcakes With Berries

Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing and berries | 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
Red velvet cupcakes with berries

Red velvet cupcakes are a delicious and easy-to-make cupcake. Add some cream cheese icing and some blueberries and raspberries, and they are a perfect patriotic treat that is easy to serve for a crowd!

Click here to get the Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet cake recipe (the original!)

Berry Cheesecake Bites

Berry Cheesecake Bites (via the kitchenismyplayground.com) | 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
Berry Cheesecake Bites

Berry Cheesecake Bites are another really easy berry-based dessert that you could whip up in no time. And who doesn’t love cheesecake and berries? Get the recipe from thekitchenismyplayground.com.

Flag Cake

American Flag Cake (via blog.exclusivelyweddings.com) | 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
American Flag Cake

If you really want to try your hand at baking, this American Flag cake is a little more work than some of the other desserts in the list…but it is sure to be a big hit with your guests! Find all the details on how to make it at blog.exclusivelyweddings.com.

Patriotic Rice Krispie Stars

Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats (via bloominghomestead.com) | 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats

These patriotic rice krispie treats from bloominghomestead.com are a perfect make-ahead snack for your Memorial Day or July 4th party. Another fun and easy to serve dessert that is great for a cook out!

Red, White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

Red, white and blueberry yogurt popsicles (via theviewfromgreatisland.com) | 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
Red, white and blueberry yogurt popsicles

These patriotic yogurt popsicles from theviewfromgreatisland.com look good, taste great and are (relatively) good for you! Plus they make a nice cool treat when the weather is hot…and are sure to be a big hit with the kids!

Red, White and Blue Cupcakes

Red, White and Blue Cupcakes (from skinnymom.com) | 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
Red, White and Blue Cupcakes

You could also make these red, white and blue cupcakes (from skinnymom.com) as a cake (which would be a little less work), but if you are hosting a crowd, cupcakes are a lot easier to serve.

American Flag Berry Pie

American Flag Berry Pie (via colorsandcraft.com) | 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
American Flag Berry Pie

If you are partial to pie instead of cake, why not use blueberry and cherry pie filling to make an American Flag Pie like this one…it’s actually quite easy and your guests can choose which kind of pie they want for dessert 🙂 Find the recipe at colorsandcraft.com.

Star Spangled Gum Drops

Star Spangled Gum Drops (via momontimeout.com) | 4th of July Desserts That Are Perfect For A Cook Out
Star Spangled Gum Drops

These gum drops in the shapes of stars look great and taste great! And they are so much fun to make that the whole family will want to get involved.  Get the recipe from momontimeout.com.

There you have it…our list of patriotic 4th of July desserts. With all of these options you are sure to find something that is perfect for your Independence Day cook out.

Have any other suggestions for 4th of July desserts that are perfect for a cook out? Tell us in the section below.

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6 Responses

  • This is a wonderful round up of summery desserts. We are homemade ice cream people. Just made our first batch today.

    Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. 🙂

    • Thanks, Stacey! Your homemade ice cream sounds wonderful…we used to make it when I was a kid but I haven’t had it in years! Might have to put that on my to do list for this summer 🙂

    • Thanks, Laura…and thanks for hosting Thoughts of Home on Thursday…I always find so many good ideas! Hope you have a great holiday weekend, too!

  • Oh my, these are all so pretty they really are too pretty to eat. But then again… yummy looking too. I am pinning them two times one to the party and once to my daughter’s board where she hopefully will make some for me. Thank you for providing us with lots of sweet inspiration.

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