15 Showstopping Fourth of July Desserts

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

Add some variety to your desserts this 4th of July with these 15 showstopping, patriotic goodies. From cupcakes to pretzels, pies to ice cream, cookies to berries — 31Daily has you covered. Lots of inspiration for holiday sweets and American pride.

 

1. Fourth of July Sparkler Cake

White chocolate-dipped pretzels line the outside of the moist vanilla cake. This dessert will surely be the main attraction of your 4th of July menu.

Get the recipe at Sprinkle Some Fun.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

2. Jam & Cream Cheese Pastry Pinwheels

Here’s your go-to summer party shortcut: these jam pinwheels, dreamed up by Kayley McCabe of the blog Handmade Charlotte. Bonus: They’re ready in less than 30 minutes.

Get the recipe at Handmade Charlotte.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

3. Patriotic Cupcakes

Keep it classic and simple with this made-from-scratch cupcake recipe—top your treats with mini American flags!

Get the recipe.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

4. Patriotic Pretzels

These pretzels are the perfect addition to a festive red, white, and blue party.

Get the recipe on The Real Thing with the Coake Family.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

5. Piña Colada Cupcakes

You may not be at the beach for the 4th of July, but escape to a tropical getaway when you taste these piña colada-inspired cupcakes.

Get the recipe on Beyond Frosting.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

6. Red, White, and Blueberry Ice Cream Pie

This gluten-free pie is the perfect centerpiece for any table. It looks so good, you won’t want to share.

Get the recipe on Yummy Mummy Kitchen.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

7. American Flag Cake

Give guests a surprise when they cut into the cake.

Get the recipe at Food 52.


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15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

8. Ooey Gooey Bars

The Classic Rice Crispy Bar with a bright and patriotic twist.

Get the recipe at The Gunny Sack.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

9. Angel Food Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Berries

This light and airy cake is studded with berries and filled with homemade coconut cream.

Get the recipe at Blahnik Baker.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

10. Cupcakes in a Jar

Patriotic Cupcakes in mini mason jars.

Get the recipe at The TomKat Studio.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

11. Red, White, and Blue Bark

Vanilla candy coating, sprinkles, and Oreos combine to make a seriously sweet snack.

Get the recipe on Lil’ Luna.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

12. American Pie

There isn’t a better combination that summer berries, the 4th of July… and pie.

Get the recipe at The Secret Life of a Chef’s Wife.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

13. Snack Mix

Bag up this all-American mix as a gift, or display it in a large bowl on your table.

Get the recipe on Glorious Treats.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

14. American Flag Sugar Cookies

Show off your stars and stripes with these flag sugar cookies.

Get the recipe on Tune ‘n Fork.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

 

15. Red White and Blue Poke Cake

Made with a sweet whipped topping, cake mix, chocolate pudding, and fresh berries, this cake is worthy of its own celebration.

Get the recipe at Betty Crocker.

15 Showstopping Patriotic Desserts to WOW family and friends all summer long. 31Daily.com

16. Blackberry Cobbler with Ginger Biscuits

I know we said 15 — but here’s a bonus 16 — because we love it so much!

Get the recipe!

Blackberry Cobbler with Ginger Biscuits Recipe at 31Daily.com

 

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.