6 Cute & Delish 4th of July Desserts

Best 4th of July Desserts to celebrate America!

All about that blue, bout that blue…no treble! Ok, so despite the fact that I sang that during the entire creation of this delicious list, it’s all about that RED, WHITE, + BLUE today! I’m super excited to celebrate all things Americana this weekend, including a few sweet treats. Last year, little Blakely was just a few months old so we didn’t partake in the firework festivities but this year I’m hoping she will love watching all the lights in the sky! I’m also 100% certain she will enjoy getting a bite or two of a 4th of July dessert.

How to Make a July 4th Sparkler Cake

I made this 4th of July Sparkler Cake last year, and it truly couldn’t be easier. You can even jazz up a store bought cake or pie with the same concept. I just love sparklers! See the full post and details here.

Red, White & Ruffled 4th of July Cupcakes

Red, white and ruffle, y’all! How cute are these 4th of July cupcakes from Bakerella? She walks you through exactly how to make these adorable chocolate cupcakes right here!

4th of July Star Pie

Let’s face it, as much as I like cake and cupcakes, there are definitely the pie lovers out there? My husband is one! Are you? I can’t leave my pie friends hanging (don’t worry, I love pie too) so this blueberry star pie is for you! It’s blueberry but the star technique could easily be used on other pie flavors (cherry, apple, etc) too! Get the recipe for this gorgeous patriotic pie here!

Cute treat for the kids for 4th of July! Jell-O cups!

The kids will absolutely LOVE these cute red, white, and blue firecracker Jell-O cups! How cute? I love the stripes and what little one doesn’t love Jell-O? These would be cute made in mini size too (you know how I love mini desserts)!

4th of July Fruit Pops - Healthy Alternative to sweets for the 4th!

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative for the adults and the kids, these Fourth of July fruit pops from my friend Naomi at Bakers Royale will do the trick! I love how cute they look on paper straws! These are also a great last-minute treat too (no baking required – woohoo!). See details here.

4th of July Ice Cream Cones

If you’ll be beating the heat for the 4th of July this year, then ice cream is a must! Keep it cute with dipped waffle cones and lots of red, white and blue sprinkles! I love these patriotic cones from Noble Pig. Set up a full sundae bar with all the toppings (blueberries, cherries and white chocolate chips would be festive additions!). Get more details on these here.

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes + Cupcakery Book

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Sno Cone Cupcakes

You know I love sweets - especially adorable party-ready cupcakes! So when I heard about the new Cupcakery book by Toni Miller (the blogger behind Make Bake Celebrate), I knew I had to share it with all of you. The photography alone is just swoon-worthy, and this book is jam packed with fun ideas for party cupcakes for the whole calendar year! You might even see yours truly with a testimonial … { read more }

Chocolate Chip Cookie Parfaits & Cupcakes

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If you follow me over on Instagram, then you might have noticed this little #ThrowbackThursday post featuring a 2 year old version of yours truly enjoying one of my favorite things in all the world – a chocolate chip cookie! They’re so nostalgic for me as I remember baking up chocolate chip cookies in my grandmother’s kitchen every chance we got! I think of her every time I eat chocolate chip … { read more }

July 4th Recipe: Cast Iron Apple Pie

Set a perfect patriotic party table for July 4th!
Set a perfect patriotic party table for July 4th!
Cast Iron Apple Pie, out of this world good!

With July 4th around the corner (I know, how is already time for July 4th!?), I wanted to share a little party table inspiration and of course, a recipe perfect for your celebration - cast iron apple pie! We've made this apple pie a few times now, and it truly is amazing. I will never buy a store-bought apple pie again. This recipe is really so easy and absolutely incredible. It has a brown sugar … { read more }

Watermelon Cake in Mason Jars: Perfect Summer Dessert

Watermelon Cake Layered in Mason Jars!
Watermelon Cake Layered in Mason Jars!
Watermelon Cake Layered in Mason Jars!

If there is one food synonymous with summer in my opinion, it’s watermelon! When dreaming up a picnic-worthy dessert (did you see yesterday's bright and colorful summer picnic?!), I decided to turn this iconic summer fruit into a layered cake parfait. Desserts that are easy to pack as well as eat are the only way to go for a picnic, so leave messy treats at home and enjoy these watermelon cake … { read more }

Mini Spicy Shrimp Po’ Boys

Mini Spicy Shrimp Po' Boys!
Serve up mini spicy shrimp po' boys! Recipe is delicious!
Serve up mini spicy shrimp po' boys! Recipe is delicious!

I've been on a coastal kick lately, can you tell? Something about summer just has me thinking about the beach and seafood all the time. Since my husband and I don't actually have a beach trip planned this summer (I need to change that, clearly), I decided to make him a coastal treat to enjoy right here in Nashville. Behold these delicious mini spicy shrimp po' boys! He loves the fact that they're … { read more }

Wine Party Prep & Mini Shrimp + Grits Appetizer!

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Individual mini shrimp & grits appetizer, delicious recipe!

This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pizzazzerie. If you are a regular Pizzazzerie reader, you might remember me mentioning that I grew up as a child in Charleston, SC so I have a firmly rooted love for seaside celebrations and lowcountry cuisine. Charlestonians know how to party, southern style! So I'm tapping into that … { read more }

Easy Mini Cherry Turnovers

Mini Cherry Turnover Recipe! Easy and delish!
Mini Cherry Turnover Recipe! Easy and delish!
How to make mini cherry turnovers with a ravioli cutter!

Who is ready for Memorial Day Weekend? My husband and I have a few days to ourselves (baby girl is headed to the grandparents!) so we are doing lots of house projects and a couple date nights! He has yet to try these mini cherry turnovers so I'm definitely going to make him a batch to try! I know he's going to love them! They taste just like they came from a bakery yet they're ready in minutes. … { read more }

Summer Drink Recipe: Blackberry Coolers

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Frozen Blackberry Cooler Recipe - SO refreshing!
Frozen Blackberry Cooler Recipe - SO refreshing!

Some of my fondest memories are picking blackberries at my grandparent's house in upstate South Carolina with my family. We have this thing with blackberries...we LOVE them (proof: my brother's blackberry jam recipe). They're not quite as popular as the strawberry or the blueberry but if you taste them at their ripeness, you'll fully understand why we're obsessed. Blackberry cobbler is a personal … { read more }

Southern Fruit Tea Cocktail

Southern Fruit Tea Cocktail Recipe! The perfect summer beverage!
Southern Fruit Tea Cocktail Recipe! The perfect summer beverage!
Southern Fruit Tea Cocktail Recipe! The perfect summer beverage!

Compensation was provided by Pure Leaf via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pure Leaf. You'll love this recipe, trust me!  Down South, we take our fruit tea seriously. It’s a favorite beverage for just about every meal of the day and every season of the year, especially when the weather gets warm. It’s refreshing, … { read more }