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What is a good dessert to make for the fourth of July?

Asked by NostalgicChills (2779points) July 3rd, 2011

I want to make something for the fourth of July, but I wanted to make something easy, and quick. No pies or fruit desserts please. Any ideas/suggestions?

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gailcalled's avatar

A mountain of fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries with real, slightly sweetened whipped cream.

NostalgicChills's avatar

@gailcalled
I would prefer a dessert that isn’t a fruit one, because several people are already bringing fruitdesserts

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

What about Jell-O?
Or cupcakes with red, white and blue sprinkles if you want to do really easy.

Coloma's avatar

Bake a strawberry cake and frost with white frosting and then decorate with July 4th colors.
Sprinkles, little flags etc.

Or cupcakes of the same.

Of course it is 100 degrees in my zone, so, no cake baking for me

Coloma's avatar

Oops, I see that @ANef_is_Enuf has the same idea..never mind. lol

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

By the way, that Jell-O recipe is not exactly “quick and easy” by most people’s standards. It was just the first one I had handy. It would be just as simple to layer red Jell-O, Cool Whip, and blue Jell-O in a clear dish and call it a day.

Brian1946's avatar

Why not just bring ice cream or ice cream cake?
IMO, it’s too hot to be doing any baking or anything involving a stove or oven.

Dogmatist's avatar

Strawberry shortcake or peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream

sarahsugs's avatar

Really easy and quick? Make a cake mix from a box, then ice it to look like an American flag. (I did this as a child once, and I used mini marshmallows for the stars.)

wundayatta's avatar

I’m making a cherry pie from scratch. Sour cherries bought at the farmer’s market. They say that apple pie is the most American, but I don’t know. Cherry pie is pretty famous, I think.

marinelife's avatar

Here is a fruit-free cake that celebrates the holiday.

SamIAm's avatar

Colored Jello is always simple… and you can get cookie cutters in the shapes of stars to make them more decorative. Recently, I made birthday cakes in mason jars… I was thinking about doing the same for the 4th but instead of making them rainbow colors, making them red, white, and blue with frosting and star sprinkles. Let me know if you’d be interested and I’ll share the recipe/site I got it from :)

TheLadyEve's avatar

Creme brule? Assuming you have a torch on hand.

Kardamom's avatar

If you want to make something that looks patriotic you could make a Red Velvet cake from a boxed mix, make a white cream cheese icing and then add some red, white and blue sprinkles or RW&B candies like M&M’s or gummies.

If you want to make a traditional Red Velvet Cake the way they were made in the olden days (without red dye or food coloring) try this recipe, which uses beets and chocolate, which is how the cake started out back in the day.

Here’s a recipe for 4th of July Pretzel Sparklers

Iced Sugar Cookies (use star shaped cookie cutters and red and blue colored icing)

Flag Cupcakes

You didn’t say that it needed to look patriotic, so I’ll just list a few easy, but yummy desserts.

Easy Chocolate Chip, Nut and Coconut Bars

Peanutty Caramel Bars

Chewy Spice Bars

Fudgy Toffee Bars

Lemon Bundt Cake

Orange Carrot Cake

Peanutbutter Chocolate Chip Cake

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

Bisquick Pineapple Rum Cake

Bisquick Streusel Coffee Cake

Chipotle Lemon Bars

Peanutbutter Butterscotch Rice Crispy Treats

Dried Fruit and Nut Bars

Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

White Chocolate Brownies

Caramel Blonde Brownies

Buttermilk Banana Bars

Peanutbutter Kiss Cookies

Easy Bisquick Brownies

I hope you find something that you like on this list. Bon Apetite!

NostalgicChills's avatar

Holy Bananas, those are a lot of options. Gee thanks guys :D

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