Easy Festive Desserts That Are Red, White and Blue
Memorial Day is around the corner which means SUMMER is almost here! Bring on the backyard barbecues, sprinklers, ice cream, and FINGER FOODS!
Is it just me or do we eat more with our fingers during the summer time?
Finger foods couldn’t be more ideal for BBQ’s or picnics so I just had to share a round up of the BEST bite sized desserts that are also ‘red, white and blue‘!
Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day Desserts
Don’t you agree that festive recipes just make a party so much more fun? And since RED, WHITE and BLUE scream summer, bring ON the patriotic desserts!
No matter what holiday your celebrating this summer, whether Independence Day, Memorial Day or Labor day, desserts that are red, white and blue are welcome or rather, expected at most parties!
That also gives us reason to make these desserts not just once but THREE times this summer…if you find one you like! 🙂
Finding Foods That Are Red, White and Blue
It is often hard to find foods that are red, white or blue. ESPECIALLY the BLUE! So here is a list of food ideas you can use to replace some of the dessert recipes below or help you to create your own fun patriotic desserts!
Red Food Ideas
- Pomegranate seeds
- Red Sprinkles
- Swedish Fish
- Red M&M’s
White Food Ideas
- White Chocolate Chips (mini)
- White Sprinkles
- Whipped Cream
- Angle Food Cake
- Pound Cake (this is more yellowish but it would work)
Blue Food Ideas
- Blackberries (they are darker but would work)
- Blue Sprinkles
- Blue Candy Melts
- Blue M&M’s
- Blue Pop Rocks
Other easy and quick ways to add red, white or blue to any holiday dessert:
Some of the quickest ways to add red, white or blue to your desserts are using red, white or blue candy melts! They are chocolate discs that melt very easily so dunking, dipping or drizzling are encouraged! They just make it so easy to turn any dessert into a patriotic treat!
Also, grab some spinkles or nonpareils and you’re just a shake away from patriotic desserts!
Okay here’s my list of 13 red, white and blue bite sized desserts!
If you want more desserts for the summer, here are some Classic American Summer Dessert recipes.
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