Outshine The Fireworks With These 12 Amazing July 4th Desserts
The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and we're here to help! Bring any of these insanely creative sweet treats to the festivities this weekend (or just make them for yourself, let's be real) and instantly win over the hearts and minds of anyone who tastes them.
1. Jello Firecrackers
Throw in some whipped cream vodka, and you're good to go.
2. Fourth of July Bark
Simple, festive and delicious.
3. Buzzed Cherry Bombs
Candy-coated cherries soaked in vanilla vodka – yum! Alternately, you can make them virgin by skipping the booze and soaking them in a little vanilla extract.
4. American Flag Donuts
They look gorgeous and are easier to decorate than you might think. If you want to go the extra mile, slap an American flag on these heavenly sweet potato donuts.
5. Apple Pie Spice Sugar Cookies
What's more American than apple pie? American flag-covered apple pie cookies, of course!
6. Deep-Fried Apple Pies
You can also deep fry your apple pie to reach maximum American.
7. Red White and Blue Watermelon Salad
Don't bring a boring fruit salad! Bring herbed watermelon, jicama, cucumber and berries instead! You can even crumble some feta over the top for an extra savory punch.
8. Stars and Stripes Cheesecake Shots
We can't decide if these are more adorable or delicious. We'll go with both.
9. Jelly Doughnut Holes
It doesn't get any more American than fried food.
10. Deep Fried Watermelon
Surprisingly tasty. Drizzle with blueberry syrup for Uncle Sam bonus points.
11. American Flag Cake
Woah! Feel free to make it easier on yourself and reduce the number of stripes (layers) if need be.
12. Fry Bread with Ice Cream, Bananas and Caramel Sauce
Feel free to add berries if you want to fit the red, white and blue color scheme for this delicious Native American treat.