July 4th is almost here and I’m sure many of you will be celebrating poolside or at the beach!  When my family gets together with friends, we like to get creative with our red, white, and blue desserts!  They are fun to make and sometimes even healthier than the usual party cakes and desserts.  Here are a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

One simple idea is to alternate cut up strawberries, bananas, and blueberries on skewers. Place the skewers on a fancy tray with some marshmallow/cream cheese dip.  It’s that healthy and that simple!

Another idea is to bake a cake (or brownies) in a 9 x 13 pan and ice it with white icing.  Place sliced strawberries in rows across the top.  Leave the top left corner open for some blueberries.  You now have a dessert that looks like an American flag! Chelsea Crockett - Fourth of July Treat

One of my favorite desserts is made in a truffle bowl.  You buy some angel food cake and cut it into cubes.  Place a layer of cake cubes in the bottom of the truffle bowl.  Add a layer of whipped cream, and then a layer or sliced strawberries and blueberries…..repeat layering until your bowl is filled.  Top with whip cream and a few decorative berries….easy and delicious!

For more ideas, look on Pinterest or google some red, white, and blue desserts.  They are so colorful, fun to make, and represent our independence day just right!

Enjoy! – Chelsea