The 4th of July is a special holiday in the U.S. It’s one of the only major summer holidays, so it tends to be a big deal. The fireworks, parades, and big celebrations make it the perfect time for a family get-together. So whether it’s just the immediate family or the whole clan, these 15 4th of July dessert ideas will get people talking about this year’s celebration.

Very Berry Twinkie Cake Dessert Cups

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These very berry Twinkie cake cups have all the makings of an actual flag cake: blueberries, strawberries, cake, and cream. The only difference is that using Twinkies means almost all the work is already done for you.

Get the recipe: Very Berry Twinkie Cake Dessert Cups

4th of July Fruit Kabobs

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The Stars and Stripes is a common theme for desserts on the 4th. But give things a fruity twist with these 4th of July fruit kabobs this year and watch the amazement on the family’s faces.

Get the recipe: 4th of July Fruit Kabobs

Patriotic Chocolate Bark Recipe

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One of the best things about a no-bake dessert is not having to turn the oven on in July. What’s even better about this dessert is that different colors of candy melts can be modified for various holidays throughout the year.

Get the recipe: Patriotic Chocolate Bark Recipe

Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad

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This no-bake red, white, and blue cheesecake salad is begging to be served on the 4th. It’s sweet, fruity, and easy to make. Even better, you can tell people you’re sticking with just salad for dinner.

Get the recipe: Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad

Patriotic S’mores Cookie Sandwich

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These S’mores cookie sandwiches combine patriotic sprinkles with the classic summer flavors of S’mores. They come together in a hurry and will disappear just as fast.

Get the recipe: Patriotic S’mores Cookie Sandwich

Patriotic Mini Fruit Pies

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These mini fruit pies are about to become your new obsession. With the patriotic stars, they’re the ideal treat for the 4th of July. The best part? You don’t need to be a baking expert to whip up these beauties.

Get the recipe: Patriotic Mini Fruit Pies

Patriotic Rice Krispie Treat Stars

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With their red, white, and blue layers, these patriotic Rice Krispie treat stars are a great option for the 4th. They do take a bit of prep but aren’t that much more work than normal Rice Krispie Treats. And the layered look is really worth the extra effort.

Get the recipe: Patriotic Rice Krispie Treat Stars

No Bake Summer Berry and Ladyfinger Trifle

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The great thing about trifles is that they look extremely fancy but require very little work and no baking. This berry and lady finger trifle will please guests both visually and flavor-wise.

Get the recipe: No Bake Summer Berry and Ladyfinger Trifle

Red, White, and Blue Brownie Stars

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It’s always great when a classic, familiar dessert gets a little makeover. Turning good old brownies into patriotic stars couldn’t be easier, and guests will surely love this 4th of July dessert idea.

Get the recipe: Red, White, and Blue Brownie Stars

Red, White & Blue Patriotic Cookies

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Making blue-tinted sugar cookies with patriotic sprinkles seems too obvious. But getting it right can be tougher, so take advantage of the tips in this recipe.

Get the recipe: Red, White & Blue Patriotic Cookies

Rainbow Layered Jello

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Layered Jello is a classic dessert, but this version has a patriotic twist. Follow the recipe for really clean, elegant layers.

Get the recipe: Rainbow Layered Jello

Instant Pot Patriotic Cheesecake

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Celebrate the 4th of July in style with a patriotic twist on a classic favorite! This mouthwatering cheesecake, done in vibrant red, white, and blue, is visually stunning and incredibly easy to make in an instant pot. 

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Patriotic Cheesecake

Firecracker Pretzel Rods

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Sparklers are a fun part of the 4th but aren’t safe for little ones. Firecracker pretzel rods are an easy and tasty substitute, so even toddlers don’t have to feel left out.

Get the recipe: Firecracker Pretzel Rods

Patriotic Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Chocolate-covered strawberries are a classic dessert for a reason. Making them can be tricky, but these patriotic chocolate-covered strawberries will turn out perfect once you get the hang of it.

Get the recipe: Patriotic Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries

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Frozen yogurt bark is a healthy alternative to standard chocolate bark bars. It still uses white chocolate chips for sweetness, but yogurt and fresh berries make it a much healthier alternative. The cold, creamy dessert makes it a great alternative to ice cream when you want to limit the sugar.

Get the recipe: Frozen Yogurt Bark with Berries

15 Tasty Mini Appetizers for Effortless Entertaining

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Life is too short to put off that get-together any longer. There are a million reasons not to have people over, but food isn’t going to be one of them. This list of 15 easy bite-size appetizers will surely have at least a few offerings to please anyone.

Get the recipe: 15 Tasty Mini Appetizers for Effortless Entertaining

15 Easy Summer Desserts to Satisfy Your Cravings

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Whether you’re having a BBQ or get-together or want something to finish off a family dinner, there’s nothing like a classic summer dessert. Summer desserts are usually light, fluffy, and often fruity. These 15 summer dessert recipes offer various options so everyone can find a favorite.

15 Easy Summer Desserts to Satisfy Your Cravings

15 Tasty Potluck Desserts to Feed a Crowd

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Everyone secretly wants to have the “star” dish of the potluck. Well, help improve those odds by bringing a dessert. Desserts automatically are worth a few more points, and these 15 best potluck desserts will surely wow people.

15 Potluck Desserts to Feed a Crowd

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