Recipes for the 4th of July

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Recipe for July 4th

The Fourth of July is almost here! If you’re anything like me, you would rather spend the bulk of your time with friends and family. I love to cook things ahead for this very reason but sometimes I get invited places at the last minute and don’t always have time to prepare a dish from scratch to take. So get ready to celebrate with these 4th of July recipes that don’t keep you in the kitchen for hours. This post is filled with July 4th Dessert Recipes that will be the talk of any Independence Day celebration!

Patriotic Jello JarsThese Patriotic Jello Jars are so pretty and so good tasting your guests will love them!

7 Fast and Festive Recipes for the 4th of JulyEasiest Red Velvet Cookies:  These delicious Red Velvet cookies begin with a cake mix!

7 Fast and Festive Recipes for the 4th of JulyOle Glory Haystacks:  Traditional haystacks get a red, white, and blue makeover!

7 Fast and Festive Recipes for the 4th of JulyPatriotic Cereal Treats Satisfy everyone’s inner child with these cute rice krispie treat bars. 🙂

7 Fast and Festive Recipes for the 4th of July  Patriotic Cake Truffles are all the rage and this post shows you how to whip them up in a flash.

7 Fast and Festive Recipes for the 4th of JulyEasy Fruit Pie Cookie Bites:In just minutes and a few store bought ingredients you can have these Fruit Pie Cookie Bites!

red white blue drink
red white blue 4th of july drink

Red, White, and Blue Spritzers:Wow your friends and family with a drink that stays in layers!

7 Fast and Festive Recipes for the 4th of July

Patriotic Fortune Cookies: Something different for the 4th of July.  See what your fortune will be for the rest of the year!

Have a blessed and safe Independence Day!


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  1. The Patriotic Cake Truffles are the perfect little sweet treat to enjoy with a 4th of July picnic. They are great to pass around to others at the town fireworks display too.

      1. thank you. I am going to make the trifle. I was going for a more complicated dessert, but simple is GREAT. I really love the part about eating the brown part of the cake to keep up the energy. Funny. Have a wonderful 4th of July Southern Plate Staff.

  2. The link for the Patriotic Cake Truffles, Patriotic Cereal Bars, Easy Fruit Pie Cookie Bites, and the Patriotic Fortune Cookies are not working… Thank you!

  3. Thank you so much for the German Potato Salad recipe! Sounds delish… this will be my new experiment for our Independence Day celebration this year. As the adage says, ya never know until ya go! I’m going for it with this “new” dish.

    Thankful for our Independence Day, and all who have and continue to ensure it, and most appreciative for my new recipe experiment!

    Happy 4th of July Christie and may God continue to bless America!

  4. Thank you for all the nice pintable(s). I am not set up to print only my plans are to use these in letters/cards. I so enjoying sending thinking-of-you notes. All the recipes sounds so yummy; I am not sure where to begin first (smile). Blessings.

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