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Easy Fourth of July Snack Board

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A Fourth of July Snack Board is the easiest way to make a festive holiday treat for friends and family. It’s a simple red, white, and blue grazing board with a mix of sweet and savory options that satisfies everyone at your 4th of July gathering! And simple? Oh my, yes!

Side view of 4th of July Snack Board

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What I Love About Boards

Whether I’m serving a crowd or a small group, I love to offer boards! Whether they be brunch boards, Christmas breakfast boards, holiday boards, or even a snack or appetizer board like our Mediterranean Charcuterie Board, they’re always a hit.

Snack boards are a casual, easy, and fun way to share food and tide people over for the main food event. Everyone loves them because it’s a casual way to nibble and talk and enjoy the food and the people.

Plus, they add a festive touch to your holiday or gathering, and best of all, they help keep everyone satisfied until the ribs, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, or burgers are finished grilling!

How to Make A Fourth of July Snack Board

The best place to start is gathering your favorite red, white, and blue foods with a mix of fresh, healthy, and sweet treats. Here are the items I gathered for this board.

Fruit

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Grapes (Black or Blue)
  • Strawberries

Meat and Cheeses

  • Havarti cheese stars (slices of cheese cut into stars with a 1-2 inch star-shaped cookie cutter)
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Provolone slices
  • Salami
  • Thinly sliced deli ham

Snacks & Dips

  • Blue tortilla chips
  • Greek Dill Yogurt Dip
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Pitas: Cut into triangle servings
  • Red, white, and blue skewers: mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes; and mozzarella balls and blueberries)
  • Strawberry Yogurt Dip
  • Yogurt-covered pretzels (I used both strawberry and vanilla)

Treats

Top view of 4th of July Snack Board with fruit, vegetables, cheese, meats, and treats.

More Ideas for a Red, White, and Blue Snack Board

As mentioned, adding red, white, and blue foods to a snack board is a festive way to feed your crew. If you’re looking for more ideas on what to add, here are some ideas by color:

Red Food Ideas

  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • Twizzlers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cherries
  • watermelon (star shapes are great here)

White Food Ideas

  • mini marshmallows
  • white cheddar (slices and star shapes)
  • crackers
  • yogurt pretzels
  • powdered donuts or donut holes
  • mini pancakes
  • sliced banana
  • popcorn

Blue Food Ideas

  • blueberries
  • blue chips
  • blackberries
  • grapes
  • blue cheese

How to Build a Fourth of July Snack Board

Charcuterie, cheese, and snack boards are meant to be easy. Here are a few tips for building a snack board, but essentially, you just want to mix up the red, white, and blue foods. I like to add a few American Flag Toothpicks for a useful festive decoration.

To Make Ahead: Wash the fruit and let dry before storing, cut out star shapes from cheese or watermelon and make fruit skewers or caprese veggie skewers ahead. Assembly the board before serving.

Here are a few easy tips when building a festive snack board:

Tips for Creating Cheese Boards

  1. Break up like colors: nestle contrasting colors of fruits and vegetables along with white or pale items like cheeses and crackers.
  2. Create a path for the eye: Use odd numbers (3, 5, 7, etc.) in food groups, spread like items throughout the board, creating an “S” shape that is pleasing to the eye.
  3. Make it full: Regardless of the size of your board, fill it with abundance. Even if you’re only serving a few choices, choose a board that accommodates the size of your offerings, with some spilling over the sides.
  4. The edges: Don’t forget the edges of the board. My guests tend to begin at the edges and work their way toward the middle. Use the edges of additional nuts and items that reinforce your theme (like the 4th of July).

More 4th of July Recipes to Try:

Close up horizontal view of 4th of July Snack Board with Strawberry Yogurt Dip, fruit, vegetables and treats.

Easy Fourth of July Snack Board

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a red, white, and blue Snack Board. Easy to make and a hit with everyone!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients 

Fruits

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Grapes seedless, black or blue colors
  • Strawberries

Meat and Cheeses

  • Havarti cheese stars slices of cheese cut into stars with a 1-2 inch star shaped cookie cutter
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Provolone slices
  • Salami
  • Thinly sliced deli ham

Snacks and Dips

Treats

Instructions

  • It's helpful to make dips ahead, like Strawberry Yogurt Dip, along with cutting out cheese or fruit star shapes, and making a 4th of July Snack Mix in advance.
  • Before serving, assemble by placing larger items, including containers, on the board first. Then add items according to color and size, varying the colors and textures across the board. Finally, put the finishes touches on the board and fill in the gaps with small items like nuts and berries.

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Course: Brunch
Keyword: breakfast board, breakfast board ideas, breakfast charcuterie board, brunch charcuterie board, cheese board, cheeseboards

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