Desserts are the literal cherry on top of any (socially distanced) Fourth of July celebration. If you’re going to have grilled meats and side dishes galore, why wouldn’t you go the distance and throw in a few dessert options at your party, too?
Now, you could go the easy route, pick up some vanilla ice cream from the store and some red, white and blue sprinkles and call it a day, but what fun is that? And, no, you don’t have to be this master baker to pull off whipping up something tasty at home. Homemade desserts can be as easy as mixing a few ingredients, letting the dish sit in the fridge for a few hours and — voilà! — you’re done.
To prove it to you, we’ve rounded up 15 easy, delicious Fourth of July dessert recipes — from no-bake cheesecakes to patriotic cake rolls and Rice Krispies treats.
Ready, set, bake!
A version of this article was originally published in June 2017.