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16 Super Easy 4th of July Dessert Recipes to Try This Year

These 4th of July Dessert Recipes are the perfect sweet ending to your family BBQ on Independence Day. Many of these recipes can be made in advance and all of them are quick and easy. Try one of these easy dessert recipes this year.

Patriotic Layered Jello is the Perfect July 4th Treat

Choose a Light and Refreshing Dessert

A summer dessert should be light and refreshing, not rich and heavy.

Many of our desserts are fruity and many of them can be served cold.

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I love a dessert that can be brought straight from the refrigerator to the get-together.

We also threw in a few frozen desserts in case you want to really cool off with dessert.

Homemade ice cream is always a big hit on the 4th of July or any summer BBQ.

Raspberry Zinger Poke Cake - Dessert Recipe for 4th of July

Prepare a Day Ahead

When you are celebrating a holiday or special event, desserts that can be prepared a day in advance are always a big bonus.

You can put the dessert together the day before and let it chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to party.

Even the desserts that don’t need to be refrigerated can be made a day in advance.

Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap if it doesn’t have a tight-fitting lid.

Oreo Delight is great dessert for Independence Day

Choose a Treat That Will Feed a Crowd

Most of these Independence Day dessert options are made in a 9×13-inch pan or larger.

If you are feeding a lot of people, you can always slice smaller servings to make sure you have enough to go around.

In that case, you may want to make two or more desserts for the party.

This will ensure that you have plenty of desserts and your guests can pick and choose or have a little bit of each one.

I find that at summer get-togethers most people want just a little bite of this or a little bite of that.

They don’t want to sit down and eat a large portion of any one dessert.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

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16 Super Easy 4th of July Dessert Recipes

Easy 4th of July Desserts

The 4th of July is a wonderful holiday to spend with your family and friends celebrating our great nation.

We're featuring all our favorite red, white, and blue desserts PLUS some American favorites that are perfect for a summertime party.

Which one are you making this year? Let us know in the comments!

Pecan Praline Cookies are a classic holiday favorite! These delicious, buttery pecan cookies have a distinct toasted pecan flavor that pairs wonderfully with their soft, chewy texture. Perfect for enjoying with coffee or tea, these treats will be sure to make your Christmas extra sweet!

Extra Moist Pumpkin Bread is the perfect solution to your autumn baking needs. It’s made with real pumpkin puree and a combination of sugar and spice and everything nice, making it incredibly delicious. The addition of coconut oil helps to keep the bread tender while still providing a great flavor. The texture is soft, light, and cake-like.

Our Instant Mashed Potatoes that Taste Homemade recipe Is a dream come true during the holidays. You can serve mashed potatoes for a crowd in minutes, and they won’t even know that the potatoes came from a box. Enjoy the convenience and deliciousness without sacrificing the taste you love.

Crock Pot Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake

Glazed Strawberry Bread

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie