Now that Father’s Day is over, it’s now time for me to get some posts on the 4th of July in order to break the May to June slump. For you foreigners reading this blog, the 4th of July is a holiday Americans celebrate to mark the day the Declaration of Independence was issued in which made the United States a new nation on that day in 1776, thus formally and permanently severing ties with Great Britain. Well, we were fighting a war with Britain at the time anyway but that’s beside the point. Okay, we didn’t become independent as far as they’re concerned. But let me not get into the whole American Revolution thing because it would take me a very long time to explain. Anyway, despite the patriotic significance of the holiday, my family doesn’t place much emphasis on it. Well, we might see fireworks from the back yard but that’s about it. Hey, it’s not that we don’t love our country for I’ve had people in my family serve in the military. It’s just when it comes to patriotic holidays in my family, Thanksgiving is a bigger deal. Don’t ask me, it just is. Nevertheless, there are plenty of 4th of July celebrations in the country such as fireworks, parades, fairs, regattas, picnic and what have you. And yes, there are plenty of parties and drinking as well as picnics with their share of delectable delights. Of course, your standard Independence Day fair usually consists of the usual grilled hotdogs and hamburgers as well as a salad, chips, watermelon, or other side dishes. Sometimes you may even have steak, barbecue ribs, pulled pork, or even corn on the cob. Let’s just say there’s a lot of barbecue stuff on the menu. But in this post, I’ll introduce you to some treats that will truly capture the true patriotic spirit of Independence Day, especially if they’re in red, white, and blue. So without further adieu, salute your star spangled banner with these yankee doodle treats for your patriotic celebration.
1. For the 4th of July, grace your dessert tray with these star spangled sugar cookies.
Now these have stars and stripes all over them. And with the right combination, they would taste patriotically sweet.
2. For your 4th of July barbecue, show your love for America with this patriotic pasta salad.
Now this patriotic pasta salad is called this because it’s one with the red, white, and blue noodles. Oh, and it has pepperoni in it, too.
3. For your kids, this Uncle Sam ice cream treat will give them a star spangled smile on their faces.
Now I’m sure this might not be a good treat for a picnic since you’d have to freeze it. But I think it’s cute nevertheless.
4. If appetizers are your thing, then you can’t go wrong with some star spangled cheese dip.
Now with some red, white, and blue dip, your crackers can now be dipped into some patriotic cheesiness. Just don’t do it twice, as we’ve all know about the rule against double dipping.
5. Grace your dessert platter at your 4th of July picnic with this one-of-a-kind Uncle Sam hat cake.
Of course, Uncle Sam used to be an icon on old military recruitment posters. Now he’s just a 4th of July holiday icon. Still, he does have a cool hat though.
6. Bring in the fun in the sun on July 4th with these summer themed patriotic sugar cookies.
Now these consist of some striped sandals, American flag swimming trunks and bikini, a stars and stripes beach towel, and a red, white, and blue beach towel. Perfect for any 4th of July beach party if you ask me.
7. This cupcake is just as red, white, and blue in the filling as it’s in the icing.
Of course, when red, white, and blue mix together there’s a potential for some purple. But nonetheless, a great addition for any flag waving American dessert table.
8. Want to know what’s more American than apple pie? Well, a strawberry and rhubarb Captain America pie, that is.
Ironically, this is an official dessert of the Avengers along with Tony Stark Sundae, Black Widow Brownies, Bruce Banner Bundt, Nick Fury Trifle, Thor Banana Split, and Hawkeye Fruit Cake. Of course, many of these will become a real thing right after I mention them. Yeah, I’m sure there are comic book nerds who also love to bake.
9. Fruit salad has never been more American than when it’s in a watermelon with an American flag.
Of course, this fruit salad contains watermelon as well as blueberries. But still, you have to admire the flag design on this.
10. Now white bread is a notable American staple. But red, white, and blue bread is even more American than that.
And it’s almost in the form of an American flag. Still, I wonder how getting a slice like that is even possible.
11. Usher in the spirit at your 4th of July party with these American flag cake pops.
Oh, yes, I had to put some cake pop stuff in since they tend to have some for every holiday. Yet, I think some of the stripes could have more white icing than drizzle. But that’s just me.
12. For your patriotic party favors, perhaps these red, white, and blue chocolate stars on sticks may suit your fancy.
Well, they may seem like red, white, and blue tie die to some, but they’ll do. I’m sure the kids will love them.
13. If you don’t have red, white, and blue pasta for your salad, then I’m sure pepperoni, cheese, and olives will do as long as it’s in flag form.
Not sure what’s under it but I can bet there will be more types of veggies. Still, it’s hard to find a blue vegetable so olives will have to do.
14. For your 4th of July barbecue, I’m sure these red, white, and blue veggie kabobs will make a fine side dish.
Now this consists of at least red peppers and white onions. Not sure what’s supposed to represent the blue one because it looks like a block. Perhaps it’s eggplant.
15. For your 4th of July morning, there’s nothing like some fruit flag bread to start your day.
Now this consists of raspberries, banana, and blueberries. Of course, when it comes to patriotic treats, it’s easier when it comes to fruit and desserts. Not so much with other foods though.
16. Nothing brings in the patriotic spirit of your 4th of July party than these star spangled jello cups.
Now while jello is used in many desserts like these, doesn’t mean they’re for kids. So if you see jello cups like this, ask the host if they contain alcohol before your kid gets a hold of one. You’d thank me later.
17. For your 4th of July snack, you can’t go wrong with a patriotic popcorn on a stick.
Now I’ve never seen popcorn on a stick before. I’ve seen popcorn balls on Halloween and Christmas. But not that. Still, it’s patriotic because of the sprinkles and icing.
18. While burgers are a 4th of July stable, you can’t get more patriotic than an American flag bacon cheeseburger.
Now I’m sure these were created by some repressed art major. But still, I’d recommend that people stick with a regular burger, bacon cheese or not. Because this one looks like it might kill you.
19. While you might not get star burgers, you can always have star buns.
Now these buns are made from corn bread. But I bet they’d be a hit at any 4th of July barbecue that features hamburgers and hotdogs.
20. Show your love for America this 4th of July with these Rice Krispie American flags.
Also, seems like Rice Krispies tend to be used a lot for holiday treats, too. Still, you can either put them on a stick or in a dish. Pretty clever if you think about it.
21. A red, white, and blue tie dye cake will do quite nicely for your 4th of July dessert table.
And yes, the red, white, and blue run together inside the cake as well as on the icing. Quite innovative if I do say so myself.
22. For party favors, you can’t go wrong with these patriotic pretzel sticks.
Now these consist of pretzels, icing, M&Ms, and sprinkles. Seems like a really simple recipe. And I’m sure the kids will love it.
23. Grace your 4th of July dessert platter with these red velvet brownie star snacks.
Now these consist of red velvet brownies, white icing, and blueberries. And they’re made into sandwiches for good measure.
24. What’s more American than apple pie? Well, a cherry and blueberry American flag pie for the 4th of July.
Yes, I’m sure this will make a fine American entry in any American 4th of July pie contest. Well, as long as it tastes good, that is. I’m sure any patriotic American will love this.
25. Now nothing makes a better centerpiece for a 4th of July dessert platter than a cake of an American flag.
Yes, this is a cake of the American Grand Old Flag, a high flying flag, and forever in peace may it reign. Okay, I’m sorry, George M. Cohan, but I know that you weren’t really born on the 4th of July unlike Calvin Coolidge (who was kind of a shitty president during the 1920s).
26. If you don’t want to make a mess with a pie, these blueberry star tarts will do just fine.
Now these can be baked in little glass containers as long as you’re careful. So when serving them, you don’t have to make a mess. Looks like something you’d see right off of Martha Stewart.
27. Nothing makes a more patriotic side dish at a 4th of July party than an American flag taco salad.
Sure it’s not quite red, white, and blue but can anyone really name a naturally blue veggie? I can’t. Still, this is a great way for Mexican Americans to celebrate the 4th of July, not to be stereotypical here.
28. For you patriotic dessert table, you can’t go wrong with a red, white, and blue sundae treat.
Now this has red and blue jello with whipped cream. Other than that, the decorations and sequence are up to you. But it’s a sundae to me even if it doesn’t contain ice cream.
29. Show your love for the United States of America with these heart and star American flag cookies.
Now I’m sure these were made in a bakery of some sort. But still, you have to love these cookies. If not, then you’re not patriotic. Hating these cookies is very Un-American to say the least.
30. If you’re serving hamburgers at your 4th of July party, you can’t show your love of America more than with this American flag topping tray.
Now this contains sliced tomatos, provolone cheese, and some blue chips. Wonder why there are no lettuce and onions since they usually go on burgers, too.
31. For the kids at your 4th of July party, it’s best to make red, white, and blue candy rockets.
Amazing what you can do with some fruit roll ups, life savers, and a stick. Of course, this is probably one of the easiest things to make on here.
32. If an American flag cake is too much for you, you can always go with American flag and firework cupcakes.
Now whether flag and firework, you can bet they will have red, white, and blue icing on them. Ironically, I usually display cupcakes earlier in the holiday treat posts. Then again, you have a lot patriotic treats here.
33. Now when it comes to snacks, you can’t do wrong on the 4th of July with a bowl of patriotic popcorn.
Wonder how they get the sprinkles to stick to the corn kernels. It’s just a thought. Then again, it’s mostly white because it doesn’t use butter salts. But it probably has salt in it though.
34. For healthier options, celebrate the 4th of July with some red, white, and blue sushi.
Don’t tell me that they celebrate the 4th of July in Japan. Then again, this might be some Japanese American idea. Still, I like how some of the red peppers give the impression of fireworks. Also available in caviar. But please, stick with the peppers because caviar is expensive.
35. For you flag waving patriots out there, you can’t go wrong with some cookies decorated with Old Glory.
Now I’m sure putting the 50 sprinkles in the blue part wasn’t easy. Then again, these bar cookies could’ve been done by a professional baker. But they will go nice with the American flag cake.
36. What’s more American than an American flag cake? An American flag in a cake.
Now this had to be professionally done since there’s no way someone could get a flag on a cake that brilliantly. Still, as to how this process is done, I’m just as awe stricken as I’d be seeing fireworks.
37. Nothing makes a more patriotic dessert than American flag star cookies.
Now these are arranged as an American flag just to keep that in mind. Yet, it’s in such a jumbled up mess that it almost has a patriotic surrealist quality.
38. While some American flag cakes are laid flat, there are some who go with the wavy Old Glory option.
Now this was definitely done by a professional as I’ve seen in the detail. But it would make a fine centerpiece on any dessert platter in many respects.
39. What’s more patriotic than American flag star cookies. American flag star cookies with the, “Pledge of Allegiance.”
Certainly professionally done since most people really can’t write so well in icing. Also, the stripes are vertical, but then again, it’s supposed to represent the red stripes. Probably a way to save on icing.
40. Nothing makes a more American pizza than a flag one with bacon and blue corn chips.
Sure it may be a very American pizza dish. But please, all that bacon, cheese, and corn chips can’t really be good for you. This goes especially for the bacon stripes.
41. On the 4th of July there’s nothing better to show your love of country than a red, white, and blue trifle.
I see quite a few of thee but they usually contain cake, whipped cream, blueberries, and strawberries. But the designs on top usually vary considerably.
42. Enjoy your chili dog on the 4th of July with this one-of-a-kind red, white, and blue bun.
Surprisingly, this was created by a Brazilian food vendor last year during the Men’s World Cup in Rio de Janiero. I’m not sure if you can get it in the states unless one person gets an idea. Still, I’m sure the vendor got a lot of stuff right about Americans in this one chili dog, which is kind of disturbing.
43. For those who have kids, patriotic children will certain love these 4th of July bear cookies.
Seems like they have their faces painted for some 4th of July sporting event. But they’re quite cute, nevertheless. Definitely a treat for children.
44. Nothing shows the patriotic spirit on the 4th of July than some Uncle Sam marshmallow and cracker hats.
Now these seem to contain Ritz crackers, marshmallows, and fruit roll-up. I’m sure decor and food coloring are involved. But these are quite adorable for any dessert platter.
45. If patriotic popcorn doesn’t cut it, you can always go with some patriotic American flag pretzels.
All these contain are waffle pretzels, red, white, and blue icing, and sprinkles. Of course, it would take a long time to decorate a whole bowl of them and then some from what I see here.
46. For those who wish to have a healthier American flag cake, you can always decorate it with fruit.
Now I’ve seen a lot of these and most of them usually have blueberries and strawberries for obvious reasons. However, blackberries and raspberries work, too,
47. Have a blast this 4th of July with these explosive firework cookies.
Now these were probably professionally done since they icing designs are so intricate. But they’ll probably make an explosively fine addition to your dessert table while people are watching fireworks.
48. Celebrate the 4th of July at your picnic with some red, white, and blue jello salad.
Uses the same dish you’d use for a trifle. Not sure what fruits are in here though. But maybe that’s the point.
49. Nothing shows your love more for the US national symbol than these bald eagle treats.
Of course, some might find the fact these only are heads a bit disconcerting. But they’re nevertheless cute. A good dessert for kids who can tolerate coconut.
50. Tired of eating your hotdog on a bun? For the 4th of July, you can use some hotdog wraps and fashion them as firecrackers.
They’re usually topped with cheese and put on a stick. Sometimes the cheese can be in a star or a triangle. And sometimes they they have cupcake wrappers under them.
51. If you want to make an explosive impression this 4th of July, these red, white, and blue star sugar cookies will certainly be a blast with your guests.
Now these couldn’t be made without the magic of food coloring. Still, this won’t stop you from stacking them as well as giving them features of star shaped firecrackers.
52. Speaking of firecracker treats, sugar covered marshmallows and licorice make great fireworks, too.
Now these must be jammed pack with some sickeningly sweet sugar. But I’m certainly they’re easy to make and your patriotic kids will love them.
53. For those looking for a more healthy option that’s easy to make, then try these American flag fruit kabobs.
Now these usually consist of blueberries and strawberries on skewers. Sometimes there are marshmallows. Sometimes there are not.
54. Instead of buying rocket pops for the kiddies, celebrate the 4th of July with these patriotic popsicles.
Now I’m not sure what these contain. Then again, they might have fruit in them. Still, your kids will love them.
55. Nothing brings in the 4th of July spirit at a picnic more than red, white, and blue fudge stars.
Man, isn’t there anyone who doesn’t like fudge? Other than nutritionists or dietitians? Then again, best to eat one patriotic fudge star at a time.
56. When it comes to charming your guests at the 4th of July barbecue, red, white, and blue deviled eggs make the ideal appetizer.
What disappoints me about these eggs is that they most likely weren’t laid by a red, white, and blue chicken. Now that would’ve been awesome.
57. No 4th of July cupcakes can ever achieve the level of patriotic goodness than those with hotdogs on them.
Now these are so adorable and less disgusting than the real thing (despite not having as much nutritional value). Seriously, I’ll only have a hotdog whenever there’s no other option at a barbecue, especially after taking a chemistry in college.
58. Celebrate Independence Day with an appetizer of red, white, and blue watermelon and cheese stars.
I can tell that’s cheese because it’s flat. Also, they’re topped with blueberries for the blue part as toothpicks hold all the parts together.
59. What’s more American than an American flag cake? A cake of the United States of America.
Excludes, Alaska, Hawaii, as well as any US territory, commonwealth, and possession. Nevertheless, it’s covered in as much red and blue fruit as possible.
60. Nothing can make a kid so yankee doodle dandy on the 4th of July than having his or her own marshmallow pinwheel on a stick.
Of course, these seemed have marshmallow fluff and fruit roll-up in a swirl. And no, they don’t look like pinwheels. But I’m sure some people will love it.
61. Show the true patriotic spirit of American desserts with these red, white, and blue cheesecakes.
The great part of this patriotic dessert is that you don’t have to put it in the oven. Said to contain raspberry gelatin. Enjoy.
62. Get the 4th of July fireworks party started with these red, white, and blue jello shots.
Now despite containing, jello, star spangled sugar cookies, and whipped cream, these aren’t for anyone under 21. I mean jello shots contain alcohol, which means after a few you might not want to variety of tasks such as driving, making love, and singing karaoke. You have been warned.
63. For your side at the 4th of July barbecue really show your love for the stars and stripes with these patriotic biscuits.
From how I see it, images consist of “USA,” American flag heart, Uncle Sam hat, and red and blue star. There may be more though. I’m not sure where you get these or if you have to make them yourself.
64. For any star spangled 4th of July party, a red, white, and blue gelatin is the ideal patriotic dessert.
Now this is a bunt jello dessert in red, white, and blue layers. Of course, I seem to have a lot of jello dishes in my post for some reason. Maybe it’s because it’s summer.
65. For your dessert platter, show your patriotism with these pinwheel icebox cookies.
I’m sure these might be store bought from some Pillsbury package. Then again, they might’ve been homemade by rolling 3 different colors of dough together. I’m not sure if your guests will notice either way.
66. Heard of “The Star Spangled Banner?” Perhaps you can try this star spangled pizza.
Now the toppings only consist of 3 ingredients such as tomato sauce, cheese, and blue corn chips. Well, the third because you can’t really find a lot of blue foods you can put on a pizza.
67. For your 4th of July party, these patriotic fruit tarts are as healthy and American as apple pie.
Of course the two biggest ones consist of a star and an American flag. Not sure about the other 3. Then again, I’m sure they’re a hit at the dessert table.
68. For your 4th of July dinner, serve your party guests up with a plate of red, white, and blue spaghetti.
Of course, even from looking at this, I can’t really tell whether you should serve it hot or cold. But I’m certain you shouldn’t serve it with tomato sauce. That is, unless it has blue meatballs, too. But I doubt it.
69. Salute America on the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue star shots.
As with the jello shots, these contain alcohol. So therefore, they aren’t for anyone under 21. Also, they’re more often than not used in cocktail parties, by the way. Just giving you a heads up.
70. For those scrambling to find something to make for the kids, look no further than this American flag snack tray so you can have more time on your Independence Day.
Now this includes, licorice, blueberries, white chocolate covered pretzels, and popcorn. Seems to be a little light on the popcorn. Not sure why.
71. Uncle Sam wants you to serve your 4th of July guests with a fruit pizza of his hat.
Now this consists of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries at various parts. Still, seems like it was created from some repressed art major working at some job with limited creativity.
72. Treat the kiddies this 4th of July with these Uncle Sam peanut cookies.
Well, the picture calls these, “Uncle Sam Nutter Butter Cookies.” Still, even if your kid thinks Uncle Sam is the brother to Colonel Sanders, they will probably enjoy them just the same.
73. Show your 4th of July party guests your love of America with this American flag vegetable tray.
Sure it might not be as red, white, and blue as you want it to be but it’ll do. Comes with blue dill dip possibly made from cream cheese. Nevertheless, basically the only veggie try I have in this post so far.
74. For dessert, treat your 4th of July guest with a red, white, and blue tart with stars.
Now I’ve put a lot of tarts on this post. This is one of the few that seems to come in a bar and ripped off from some cookbook. Contains raspberries and blueberries.
75. For this 4th of July morning, wake up to the smell of patriotic pancakes.
Yes, these flapjacks come in red, white and blue. Perhaps to make it more patriotic, they should’ve had some blueberry and cherry syrup as well as whipped cream. Seriously, what else is the pancake station for?
76. For you patriotic pasta fans, celebrate your 4th of July with a dish of American flag lasagna.
Sure there’s no blue in it but you’d have to make do with mushrooms. Unless you want to use blue corn chips. Still, love how they have the tomato sauce and cheese stripes.
77. Celebrate your Independence Day at your party with a jello dessert of a waving Old Glory.
Now this has a red jello decorated with whipped cream and blueberries. It’s also surrounded by fruit, too.
78. Whether you love America or are a fan of the Avengers, we can all agree that a Captain America pizza is great for any 4th of July party.
Now if you want an Avengers party, you might want to include things like Thor T-Bone Steaks, Ironman enchiladas, Hulk Hotdogs, Black Widow Burgers, Nick Fury Fries, and Hawkeye potato salad. You can serve these with some Loki lemonade if you want. But yeah, Captain America’s shield does make a great design for a pizza.
79. These Captain America rice cakes will be a great patriotic treat for any All-American boy into Marvel.
Sure Captain America may not be your son’s favorite Avenger. But he’s the only one who’s supposed to be a patriotic mascot and carries a red, white and blue shield. Well, the white part might be silver, but still.
80. Bring the American spirit at your appetizer snack platter with this patriotic fruit tray.
Now this tray consists of watermelon, blueberries, and cheese. Yes, doesn’t have much of a selection but when it comes to 4th of July treats, you have to go with the red, white, and blue.