Desserts for a Sweet Fourth of July

Here are a few yummy desserts I found over at All of these great photos are from Martha’s site, too. Some of these don’t involve any baking, so even if it’s really hot out you can still make some yummy no-bake treats! The Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle (shown above), is one of the no-bake desserts, and it’s so fun and festive, even without the sparklers! (The sparklers shown are special cake sparklers, recommended for outdoor use only!)

I love these Flag Cupcakes, decorated in a simple and easy way with piped blue buttercream dots and red licorice stripes!

These Pretzel Sparklers are a lot of fun, too! All you do is melt 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate, then coat the top third of each pretzel rod with the chocolate, using a pastry brush. Cover with sprinkles, stand upright in a glass and refrigerate about 5 minutes, or until firm. You could also use white chocolate instead of semisweet chocolate and add some edible glitter to make them more sparkly if you want.

Here’s another Red, White, and Blueberry Trifle…this one is made with cream cheese; the other trifle (the first photo in the post) is made with mascarpone cheese.

These Red, White, and Blue Parfaits look cool and refreshing with their red and white striped layers!

I like the idea of using raspberries and blueberries to decorate these Fouth of July Cupcakes…such a simple and easy idea, and so pretty!

These are just a few of many ideas at…there are 30 fun and patriotic ideas for you to take a look at!

Wishing you a sweet Fourth of July! What kinds of treats will you be making for your celebration?


11 thoughts on “Desserts for a Sweet Fourth of July

  1. Anne Payne

    I’m so glad you posted some of the no-bake desserts! I love the Berry Trifle idea. It’s in the 100’s here so I will definitely NOT be using the oven 🙂


  2. Susan

    Hi Nancy, these are certainly colorful and thanks for doing all the research in finding such patriotic desserts. We’re actually wishing it will hit the 70s here in the Pacific Northwest on the 4th, but I have my doubts. Hearing of all the triple digits, though, makes me suddenly appreciate our cool, but wet weather:-D Happy 4th, dear friend XOXO


    1. nancyc Post author

      Your cooler weather sounds really nice, Susan…we’ve been having such hot, very dry weather! Have a happy 4th too! 🙂


  3. Cozycakes Cottage

    Hey Nancy! Did you see that Gooseberry Patch featured your zucchini loaf?! Love them and you so very excited for ya!



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