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20 Red, White & Blue Dessert Recipes Perfect for the 4th of July

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

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Red, white & delicious

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Red, white & delicious

Fourth of July isn't complete without patriotic desserts! These Independance Day-themed recipes will be the cherry on top of your celebration.

Originally published June 2016. Updated June 2017.

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Cherry bomb cake pops

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Cherry bomb cake pops

More fun edible fireworks, this time in the form of cherry bomb cake pops.

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Stars-&-stripes pie

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Stars-&-stripes pie

Pie is about as American as it gets, but this stars-and-stripes treatment makes it the perfect dessert for the 4th.

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Rice Krispies treats

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Rice Krispies treats

Two big wins with these colorfully layered Rice Krispies Treats: 1) They're no-bake, 2) they feed a crowd.

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'Fauxstess' cupcakes

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'Fauxstess' cupcakes

Copycat Hostess cupcakes get a makeover with red velvet and red, white and blue swirls on top.

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Pop Rocks shots

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Pop Rocks shots

Adults need a treat too, and these raspberry vodka Jell-O shots with a Pop Rocks rim are the perfect choice.

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Natural flag fudge

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Natural flag fudge

If you're looking for a food dye-free way to get your red, white and blue on, this flag fudge is the way to go.

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Firecracker Bundt cake

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Firecracker Bundt cake

How cute would this firecracker Bundt cake be with sparklers instead of regular ol' candles?

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Berry trifle

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Berry trifle

It doesn't get much easier than this berry trifle with store-bought angel food cake. 

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Patriotic cupcakes

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Patriotic cupcakes

Take your cupcakes on the go with these adorable Mason jar sweets.

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Yankee Doodle dessert

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Yankee Doodle dessert

Keep the kids occupied by giving them this part craft/part dessert project. Uncle Sam never looked so sweet!

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Poppin' boozy shake

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Poppin' boozy shake

Top boozy strawberry milkshakes with red and blue Pop Rocks for a firecracker-themed frozen treat.

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Star cookie pops

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Star cookie pops

If cake pops aren't your thing, go for cookies.

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Firecracker cakelettes

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Firecracker cakelettes

These adorable cakelettes are so easy to make. Don't forget to fill them with "firecrackers."

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Red, white & blue pops

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Red, white & blue pops

The kids will love these creamy striped pops that are a cinch to make.

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Flag candy bars

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Flag candy bars

There's a star-spangled surprise inside these decadent candy bars

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Firecracker Jell-O

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Firecracker Jell-O

You can't have a 4th of July cookout without the classic red, white and blue Jell-O parfaits

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Berry yogurt pops

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Berry yogurt pops

You can't tell until you bite into these healthier yogurt pops that they're a red, white and blue fruity treat.

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Flag cake pops

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Flag cake pops

Even amateur bakers can manage these easy cake pops adorned with stars and stripes. 

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Watermelon grill with fruit kebabs

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Watermelon grill with fruit kebabs

Fruit for dessert is usually a bummer, but not when it comes in a watermelon Weber.

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