4th of July Desserts & Recipes

Here are a few sweet dessert ideas for your Fourth of July Dessert Station. I am sharing my favorite ideas, hopefully you’ll love them too.

Createcraftlove.com at 36th avenue has some awesome tutorials.  I like these Patriotic Dipped Pretzels they are super easy and simple; just melt your candy melts and add sprinkles!


I absolutely love this patriotic mini parfaits by Sprinklessomefun.com

I attached at the recipe for this delicious whipped cream, cream cheese, and almond cookie dough parfaits by Rachel Rockwell down below.


Patriotic Mini Parfaits!

Author Rachel Rockwell


  • for the Cherry- Almond Cookie Dough
  • 1 1/2 cup “cooked” all purpose flour or pasteurized flour cooked flour “how to” can be found at this link: http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/04/not-so-raw-cookie-dough-for-eating.html and more as needed
  • 1 stick un-salted butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp . salt
  • 1/2 cup Marshmallow fluff
  • 1/4 tsp . Imitation Cherry Flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp . Almond Extract
  • red food coloring
  • For the Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz . Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp . Vanilla Extract
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • white star sprinkles I used Deco Art Brand


  1. For the cookie dough. Cream together sugar, butter, Cherry Flavoring, Almond Extract, and Marshmallow Fluff. Add flour in slowly. Mix in red food coloring until desired color. Chill until ready to assemble Parfaits.
  2. For the Whipped Cream Cheese layer:
  3. Beat room temperature Cream Cheese on high for a few minutes until light and airy. Add in the heavy whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat on high until stiff peaks form. Some cream cheese may still be lumpy- this is ok. Take out 1 cup of the mixture and mix blue food coloring into it.
  4. To assemble.
  5. Layer the cookie dough with the whipped cream cheese in 1/4 inch layers in mini parfait cups. Use piping bag to fill the whipped cream cheese in. Top with a dollop or piped later of the blue whipped cream cheese. Sprinkle with the white sprinkle stars.


american-flag-marshmallow-pops-mainIt’s hard to have a dessert station without marshmallows, here are some super creative  American flag marshmallows by Twosisterscrafting.com

I copied their picture tutorial to make it easier for those attempting to create the same look along with the description of how she did it.



You will need:

“Gather your regular Marshmallows, Red, Royal Blue and Bright White Candy Melts, lollipop sticks and white star sprinkles and you are ready to assemble your American Flag Marshmallow Pops.

First step, melt 20 Bright White Wilton Candy Melts in the microwave.   Start with 30 seconds, open the microwave and give the candy melts a stir.  Now continue microwaving the melts 10 seconds at a time until they are fully melted.   Place two marshmallows on the lollipop stick and then using a spoon cover the marshmallows in the white candy melt mixture.  Allow the candy to harden before you add a third marshmallow to the stick.

Once the white candy melt mixture has completely cooled, repeat the procedure with the Wilton Royal Blue Candy Melts on the third marshmallow.

Before the Royal Blue candy melts has cooled and hardened press the White Star sprinkles onto the Blue candy melt mixture as shown in the pictures above.  Place the American Flag Marshmallow Pop aside to cool.

We made the red stripes with the Red Candy Melts.  Place 15 Wilton Red, Bright White into a Ziploc bag and microwave them for 40 seconds.  Take out the bag, massage the candy melts a bit and then microwave in 10 second increments until the candy melts are completely melted.

Once the candy melts were melted, we cut the tip off the bag and drizzled the red candy mixture over the white part of the marshmallow pops.  Make sure you only cut the very very tip of the bag. You only want a small hole to give yourself more control over the drizzle. Allow the American Flag Marshmallow Pops to completely harden before you serve them”.

I found this really awesome chocolate cherry and sugar by frostingandasmile.com

However their recipes is not kids’ friendly since is soak with vodka over night, but if we just keep it simple without having to soak with alcohol  its a really cool and cute idea for our dessert station.


Just melt the candy melt (if you need help melting just go to my party basics section for my tutorial) in a bowl and dip it in blue colored sugar let it sit and dry.




Super duper cool  this ice cream cone cupcake, I am positivity sure the kids will love it! Thanks to ourfamilyofseven.com I will be able to share this amazing treat with you guys.july8



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