Easy 4th of July Recipes

It’s that time of year again! The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and if you’re anything like us, you’re looking for great new recipes to wow your guests. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that are easy to make and taste delicious. We hope you have a ...

Easy 4th of July Recipes

July 2021

It’s that time of year again! The Fourth of July is quickly approaching, and if you’re anything like us, you’re looking for great new recipes to wow your guests. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that are easy to make and taste delicious. We hope you have a sweet tooth because these sweet treats are almost too pretty to eat!  

fruit salsa

First up is a Fourth of July salsa! This is a really fun twist on a barbeque staple. Swap out your tomato with chopped-up strawberries to get the brilliant red color, and don’t forget to pick up extra tortilla chips.  

Here’s what you’ll need:  

 

  • 1 cup of strawberries 
  • 1 cup of blueberries 
  • 1 cup of jicama peeled  
  • ¼ cup of red onion 
  • ¼ cup of cilantro 
  • Lime juice  
  • Salt 

Instructions:  

  • Chop all of your ingredients up. 
  • Add to a serving bowl. 
  • Squeeze lime juice and sprinkle salt over the top. 
  • Let the dip sit for about twenty minutes so the flavors can marinate together. 
  • Enjoy!  

red white and blue cupcakes

Every good party needs cupcakes, and today we have these super cute patriotic ones. These are sure to be a hit with the kids!  

Here’s what you’ll need:  

  • 1 box of white cake mix  
  • Blue and red food coloring gel 
  • Vanilla frosting 
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles 

 Instructions:  

  • Prepare your cake mix according to the directions on the box and then separate into three different bowls. 
  • Add blue food coloring to one bowl, red to another, and leave the final bowl as is. 
  • Scoop a bit of the blue cake mix into your cupcake tins. 
  • Pour a bit of white cake mix on top of the blue. Repeat with the red mix. 
  • Bake in the oven at 350* for 20 minutes. 
  • Once your cupcakes are baked, let them cool. 
  • Frost with vanilla frosting. 
  • Top with red, white, and blue sprinkles. 
  • Enjoy!  

patriotic cake pops

For the final recipe, we’ll be making patriotic cake pops! Cake pops are a great grab-and-go dessert and are sure to be a hit with all of your guests.  

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1 box of white cake mix 
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt 
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 1 cup of white candy melts 
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable shortening 
  • Red and blue food coloring gel 
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles 
  • White cake pop sticks 

Instructions:  

  • Preheat your oven to 350*  
  • In a large bowl, whisk together your cake mix, Greek yogurt, and water. Continue until a sticky batter forms. 
  • Separate the mix evenly into three separate bowls. 
  • Pour red food dye into one bowl, blue into another, and leave the third bowl as is. 
  • Once the food dye is mixed in, pour the batter into three separate greased baking dishes. 
  • Bake until the cakes are cooked through but not browning. 
  • Let the cakes cool completely. 
  • Once cool, place all three cakes into a large bowl. 
  • Use your hands to crumble the cakes into very small pieces. 
  • Take a tablespoon-sized portion of the crumbled cake and roll it into a ball using your hands. 
  • Repeat until all of the crumbled cake is used. 
  • Insert a cake pop stick into each ball. 
  • In a large bowl, microwave your candy melts and vegetable oil for one minute.  
  • Stir until smooth. 
  • Dip each cake pop into the melted candy by spinning the pop slowly as it enters the mixture.  
  • Apply sprinkles while still wet.  
  • Let your cake pops chill for thirty minutes. 
  • Enjoy!  

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