4th of July is less than a few weeks away and we’re continuing our Forkly countdown to the big day with 9 delicious and easy Fourth of July dessert ideas! From cake pops, tarts and trifles to cookies, pies and fruit kabobs, we have endless options when it comes to choosing your 4th of July desserts.

So, let’s get down to it: Here are 9 tasty 4th of July dessert ideas to help you celebrate this year:

1. Berry Freedom Floats

Fill a wine glass with some sugary goodness to cool you down in the hot fourth of July sun!

http://www.thebutterhalf.com/berry-freedom-floats-2/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes Photos and Recipe By: The Butter Half

2. Patriotic Pinwheel Cupcakes

How adorable are these pinwheels?! They look complicated but we believe you can do it!

http://thecakeblog.com/2012/07/diy-patriotic-pinwheel-cupcakes.html Photos and Recipe By: The Cake Blog

3. American Flag Pie

A more traditional approach to the Fourth of July desserts. The best part is, you get two flavors in one pie!

https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2017/06/12/american-flag-pie/ Photos and Recipe By: Sally’s Baking Addiction

4. Star Spangled Cookies

Create that beautiful watercolor look on these sweet little sugar cookies and sprinkle with edible stars!

https://sugarspunrun.com/star-spangled-cookies/ Photos and Recipe By: Sugar Spun Run

5. Fruit Salad

Looking for a healthier option? This fruit salad is created with cookie cutters to make the melon look like stars.

https://veganheaven.org/recipe/4th-of-july-fruit-salad/ Photos and Recipe By: Vegan Heaven

6. American Flag Donuts

Win the coolest host award with these awesome doughnuts for a whimsical fourth of July party.

http://thefirstyearblog.com/american-flag-donuts/ Photos and Recipe By: The First Year Blog

7. Red White and Blue Cherry Cheesecake Macaroons

Everyone will be pulling their phones out to document the cute-ness that is these Macaroons!

https://bakingamoment.com/red-white-and-blue-cherry-cheesecake-macarons/ Photos and Recipe By: Baking A Moment

8. Fourth of July Cheesecake Cake

What’s better than Cheesecake? Cheesecake CAKE!

http://itsybitsykitchen.com/fourth-july-cheesecake-cake/ Photos and Recipe By: Itsy Bitsy Kitchen

9. Patriotic Swirl Cupcakes

Mmmm, get your chocolate fix with these fluffy cupcakes.

http://www.twosisterscrafting.com/patriotic-swirl-cupcakes/ Photos and Recipe By: Two Sisters Crafting


10. Tie Dye Fourth of July S’Mores

When the night is winding up, gather around the campfire and make these fantastic s’mores.

https://studiodiy.com/2016/06/28/tie-dye-fourth-july-smores/ Photos and Recipe By: Studio DIY

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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