Nothing says Fourth of July quite like fireworks exploding high in the sky, but to really celebrate our nation's independence, you also need festive holiday food. Entertain a crowd by whipping up one (or all) of these 5 easy, delicious — and of course red, white, and blue — Fourth of July treats.
1. Flag Cookie Pizza
A Flag Cookie Pizza — which is made from a sugar cookie crust, a sweet cream cheese "sauce," and decorated with fruit and marshmallows in the design of the American flag — is a great Fourth of July treat to make with your kids.
The recipe is easy enough for older children to make by themselves, and letting younger children put the fruit on top is a fun and interactive way to teach them what our nation's flag looks like.
2. Red, White, and Blue Stained Glass Jell-O Stars
There's always room for Jell-O, and this creative dessert is destined to be the "star" of the party! Made from sweetened condensed milk and strawberry and berry blue Jell-O, these Red, White, and Blue Stained Glass Jell-O Stars are almost too pretty to eat — almost.
3. Fourth of July Sangria
Not all Fourth of July treats need to be kid-friendly! Blueberries, maraschino cherries, star fruits, and pomegranate schnapps all give this Fourth of July Sangria its festive, adults-only flair.
4. Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats
What's more perfect for a holiday that's all about fireworks than a cereal that snaps, crackles, and pops? Dipped in chocolate and covered in red, white, and blue sprinkles, Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats take Rice Krispies cereal to a whole new level.
5. Fourth of July Strawberries
Melted white chocolate, fresh strawberries, and blue sugar are all you need to create an impressive tray of Fourth of July Strawberries. These easy red, white, and blue berries are fun and tasty, and they're always a hit with children and adults alike.
How do you celebrate the Fourth of July? Do you make special red, white, and blue treats?