25 Red, White & Blue Desserts From Cookies to Cake Pops

jello stars july 4There's absolutely no better way to celebrate America this July 4th (or any occasion, for that matter) than with delectable desserts. Sure, we all love the chance to spend time with family and friends, but what's a good holiday without some sweet treats, right?

Check out our roundup of tasty red, white, and blue desserts, perfect for your celebration on Monday, July 4th. With everything from jello stars and cupcakes to cake pops and cookies, there's surly something to satisfy the sweet tooth of everyone this holiday weekend:


Red, White & Blue Stained Glass Jello Stars, (above photo) adapted from Brown Eyed Baker:


  • 4 boxes of Jello in different colors
  • 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
  • 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • Water

Directions: 1. For each flavor of Jello, dissolve one box in 1 cup of boiling water. Pour the mixture into a square container, measuring roughly 6 to 8 inches, and chill for at least 3 hours. If you have time, overnight is best.

2. After the Jello blocks have chilled, cut them into smaller blocks. Then, mix the blocks in a 9 x 13 inch pan.

3. In a separate bowl, pour 1/2 cup cold water into the contents of 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin. After the gelatin blooms, add 1 1/2 cups boiling water and dissolve. Then, add the can of condensed milk, stir the contents, and let cool.

4. Poor your unflavored gelatin mixture over the colored jello blocks in your 9 x 13 inch pan. It's important to skim off any bubbles that form, to avoid air pockets. Then, chill until firm, at least three hours.

5. Cut the jello into fun shapes, and enjoy!

Check out these other great recipes, perfect for the 4th of July:

patriotic candy apples

Patriotic Candy Apples, from Tidy Mom (Pictured above)

Flag cupcakes, from Martha Stewart Living

Red, White, and Blue Parfait, from Better Homes and Gardens

4th of July Cake Pops, from My Juice Cup

4th of july pops

4th of July Marshmallow pops, from Living Locurto (Pictured above)

Red, White, and Blue Parfait, from Better Homes and Gardens

Firecracker Ice Pops, from The Picky Apple

Red Velvet Cake with Raspberries and Blueberries, from Epicurious

fireworks cookies

Fireworks Cookies, from RecipeGirl (Pictured above)

Flag cookies, from the Urban Baker 

4th of July Cake, from The Pioneer Woman

Red, White, & Blue Dipped Strawberries, from Taste and Tell

Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, from Love from The Oven (Pictured above)

Brownies and Berries Dessert Pizza, from Betty Crocker

Berry Lemon Napoleon, from Better Homes and Gardens

Berry-Topped White Balsamic Custard Tart, from 17 and Baking

July 4 cupcakes

July 4th Cupcakes, from Bake at 350 (Pictured above)

Berry Cheesecake Pie, from Natalie's Killer Cuisine

Berry Dessert Nachos, from Better Homes and Gardens

Cherry Pie Cups, from RecipeGirl

bomb pops july 4

Bomb Pops, from Honest Fare (Pictured above)

Flag Layer Cake, from 17 and Baking

Strawberry Pretzel Squares, from Brown Eyed Baker

Star-Spangled Shortcake, from Feasting on Art


How will you be celebrating your July 4th weekend? With one of these desserts, I hope!

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