29 Fourth of July recipes the kids will love

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Get the kids in the kitchen and whip up these fun, festive treats for your Fourth of July celebration!

1. Breakfast Toasts 

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Spread cream cheese or butter on your favorite bread and top with jam and fruit. Deborah from Taste and Tell Blog shows how you can mix up the recipe to suit your taste!

2. Red, White and Blue Creamsicles

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Kayla Aimee shows that you don’t need a popsicle mold to make these nutritious treats; just Dixie cups!

3. Personal Pizza Crisps

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Put a twist on traditional fruit pizza with these crispy circles topped with berries, basil, and brie. Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

4. Patriotic Ice Cream Cones

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It just takes sprinkles, melted chocolate, and blueberries to make party-worthy ice cream cones. This idea comes from The Pretty Bee.

5. Red, White & Blue Dessert Skewers

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These skewers of fruit and angel food cake are so delicious, kids won’t even know they’re healthy! Pair them with a cheesecake yogurt dip from Skinnytaste for a decadent treat.

6. Patriotic Pasta Salad

Pasta salad

 

 

 

 

 

Buy a star-shaped cookie cutter and eat fun pasta salad all year round! Get the recipe from B-Inspired Mama.

7. Festive Fruit Salad

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Put that star-shaped cookie cutter to even more use to make this fun and festive fruit salad from Chica and Jo.

8. Firecracker Sugar Cookies

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Kids will love this awesome idea from Mom Dot! Just sprinkle sugar cookies with Pop Rocks candy for a dessert that bursts with flavor!

9. Edible Fireworks

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Hide Pop Rocks candy inside little firecracker-shaped cakes. She Knows guides you through this project for a fun surprise!

10. Red, White & Blue Cookie Pizza

Cookie pizza

 

 

 

 

 

Even the littlest of kids can help with this simple and fresh dessert. See Daily Saving’s recipe for this wow factor treat!

11. Patriotic Pudding Cups

Patriotic pudding cups

 

 

 

 

 

Layer red, white and blue to make these fun pudding cups. It’s easier than you think! Check out this recipe from Lil Luna.

12. Patriotic Puppy Chow

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Little helpers can help with three rounds of energetic shaking for this crowd-pleasing snack from Sweet as a Cookie.

13. Festive Fruit Ice Cubes

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Give drinks some Fourth of July flavor with fruit frozen into ice cubes. This great idea comes from Posed Perfection.

14. Patriotic Rice Krispies Treats

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A recipe so easy you can let the kids do all the work! Another great idea from Lil Luna.

15. Stars & Stripes Rice Krispies Treats

Stars & stripes rice krispies treats

 

 

 

 

 

Another great twist on Rice Krispies Treats from Itsy Bitsy Foodies using M&Ms.

16. All-American Cheese Plate

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Pair any red berries with blueberries and your favorite cheese. Get inspired with recipe suggestions from The Better Mom.

17. Patriotic Pretzel Snacks

Patriotic pretzels

 

 

 

 

 

Use simple pretzels to make these adorable flag snacks! Get the recipe from Sugar Swings.

18. Striped Smoothies

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In Katrina’s Kitchen has the recipe for these colorful striped smoothies. Freeze individual portions and give out at snack time!

19. Peanut Butter Flag Dip

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Whip up this delicious peanut butter dip and decorate with colorful sprinkles for a patriotic twist. Crazy for Crust has the recipe.

20. Red, White & Blue Cookie Cake

Chevron cookie cake

 

 

 

 

 

Make a cool chevron pattern or let the kids create their own design! Cookin’ Cowgirl makes it easy with step-by-step instructions.

21. “Sno-Cone” Cupcakes

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All you need is Styrofoam cups, frosting, and colored sugar to decorate adorable “Sno-Cone” cupcakes. Best Friends for Frosting has the recipe.

22. Star-Spangled Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow pops

 

 

 

 

 

Wave these delicious treats to show your patriotic pride! This fun recipe comes from My Sister’s Suitcase.

23. Fruit Wands

Fruit pops

 

 

 

 

 

Any combination of red fruit and blueberries will make these festive pops really pop! Weelicious has this fun idea.

24. Patriotic Cupcake Tops

Cupcake tops

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy for Crust nails another great idea by putting a new twist on everyone’s favorite part of the cupcake: the top!

25. Spangled Sandwich Pops

Sandwich pops

 

 

 

 

 

Spoonful dresses up regular ice cream sandwiches with Independence Day-themed sprinkles!

26. Patriotic Dirt Cake

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The delicious dessert with the messy name. Dirt cake gets a patriotic twist, courtesy of Lil Luna.

27. Festive Fruit Salsa with Star Chips

Fruit salsa star chips

 

 

 

 

 

Have your kids help cut out star chips from tortillas to scoop red, white and blue fruit salsa. B-Inspired Mama shows you how.

28. Frozen Fruit Kabobs

Fruit kabobs

 

 

 

 

 

Dip red, white and blue fruit kabobs in yogurt and freeze. Let each kid assemble their own kabob! Get some great tips from Mess For Less.

29. Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Swap simple ice cream sandwiches with these homemade treats! Plain Vanilla Mom has the recipe for this delicious frozen dessert.

 

Find more fun, family-friendly recipes by checking out Maranda’s Pinterest page!

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