17 Perfect 4th of July Food Ideas

I love holidays! It’s the perfect excuse to cook delicious food, decorate (probably a bit too much) and spend time with loved ones. With the 4th of July coming up, I wanted to share some 4th of July food ideas with you!

I love simple, festive food for parties and holidays. I’ve sourced a variety of recipes from breakfast, sides and desserts! Hopefully these will jumpstart your fourth of July menus!

17 Perfect 4th of July Food Ideas

4th of July Food Ideas

1. Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Puppy Chow

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Puppy Chow

Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Puppy Chow made with gluten free rice Chex and colored candy melts. A muddy buddies recipe for USA Memorial Day, Labor, Day, and 4th of July featuring American colors.

Find the full recipe via Three Olives Branch.

2. Patriotic Poke Cake

 Patriotic Poke Cake

A sweet, easy and patriotic poke cake dessert perfect for every 4th of July BBQ gathering.

Find the recipe via Building Our Story.

3. Red, White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

Red, White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

These red white and blue Rice krispie treats are perfect for a 4th if July celebration. Super easy to make, no bake and fun eye catching dessert.

Find the recipe via How To Make Rice Crispy Treats.

4. Lemon Blueberry Mascarpone

Lemon Blueberry Mascarpone

An easy grab-and-go patriotic dessert! Filled with fresh blueberries, creamy mascarpone cheese, and just a hint of lemon – they have all of the summer flavors in one cute little hand pie!

Find the recipe via Wanderlust and Wellness.

5. Creamy Lemonade Bomb Pops

Creamy Lemonade Bomb Pops

Vanilla frozen yogurt, tart lemonade and fruit combine to make these super fun and festive Creamy Lemonade Bomb Pops. Enjoy one or three while watching your favorite fireworks display this year.

Find the recipe via Meg’s Everyday Indulgence.

6. Red, White, and Blue Firework Cupcakes

 Red, White, and Blue Firework Cupcakes

Cupcakes topped with candy firecrackers are sure to be a hit with the kids this 4th of July!

Find the recipe via Crayons and Cravings.

7. Red, White and Blue Fudge

Red, White and Blue Fudge

This patriotic red white and blue fudge is perfect for the 4th of July. Plus, you will love how easy it is to make!

Find the recipe via Crayons and Cravings.

8. Patriotic Cookie Bars

 Patriotic Cookie Bars

These Red, White, and Blue cookie bars are perfect for serving at any 4th of July party, barbecue, or summer picnic.

Find the recipe via This Ole Mom.

9. Patriotic Fruit Kabobs

Patriotic Fruit Kabobs

These fun and Patriotic Fruit Kabobs are a delicious and easy way to celebrate summer festivities. This recipe is healthy, paleo, and vegan!

Find the recipe via Clean Eating Kitchen.

10. Patriotic Trail Mix

Patriotic Trail Mix

The kids will have fun mixing up this simple but delicious trail mix with Patriotic red, white and blue colors! They will have even more fun eating it!

Find the recipe via Loving Home School.

11. Red, White, & Blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Red, White, & Blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Red, White, & Blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries, easy 4th of July dessert idea with fresh ingredients including strawberries, blueberries, and cream cheese!

Find the recipe via Snappy Gourmet.

12. Patriotic Popcorn

Patriotic Popcorn

Patriotic popcorn is not only delicious but fun to make! This red, white and blue popcorn is just a few ingredients and a crowd pleaser.

Find the recipe via Nicki Eats.

13. Star Meringues With Fresh Berries

Star Meringues With Fresh Berries

These star meringues, “spangled” with a dazzling display of bright, fresh berries. Star spangled meringues are a patriotic holiday dessert that will impress your guests!

Find the recipe via What A Girl Eats.

14. Very Berry Bread Pudding Recipe

Very Berry Bread Pudding Recipe

his Bread Pudding recipe is made with tender brioche bread soaked in a rich sweet custard and is loaded with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. This irresistible bread pudding is scrumptious and a great summer dessert!

Find the recipe via Lemon Blossoms.

15. Fourth of July Cheesecake Cake

Fourth of July Cheesecake Cake

This Fourth of July cheesecake cake is a show stopping dessert for summer. Two layers of regular cake sandwiching a layer of creamy cheesecake make it absolutely delicious!

Find the recipe via Itsy Bity Kitchen.

16. Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad 

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

This red, white, and blue fruit salad is a colorful, festive, and fun treat. Featuring fresh strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and watermelon, it’s the perfect dish to bring to Memorial Day and Fourth of July parties, spring and summer barbecues, or to snack on at home.

Find the recipe via Off the Eaten Path.

17. American Flag Cupcake Cake

American Flag Cupcake Cake

It’s a cupcake flag! Celebrate the 4th of July with this adorable and charming American flag cupcake cake! We used chocolate and vanilla mini cupcakes to create stars and stripes. It’s an easy patriotic dessert that all of your guests will adore and can eat with pride!

Find the recipe via Sugar and Charm.

I hope these fun Fourth of July recipe ideas help make your holiday extra bright and fun this year!

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

4 thoughts on “17 Perfect 4th of July Food Ideas”

  1. What a fantastic list of Patriotic recipes. So fun and delicious! Thanks for including my Berries Bread Pudding, it’s one of our favorite summer desserts.

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