Are you planning a trip to the beach this Independence Day? Or a BBQ outside with the family? Regardless of your plans, some sweet treats are a necessary must when celebrating the 4th with the kids!
To help you and the family satisfy your sweet tooth this 4th of July, we've compiled this list of PATRIOTIC tasty treats that are sure to liven up the party!
1. Jello Stars (very easy to do):
Prep- 10 min/Ready in- 2 Hours
Instructions- In a bowl, dissolve 2 (3 oz.) packages Berry Blue Jell-O in 1 1/4 cups boiling water. Pour into an 8-inch baking pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Repeat with red Jell-O. Dip bottoms of pans into warm water for 15 seconds. Cut Jell-O into stars with a 1 1/2-inch star cutter. Yield: about 50 stars.
2. Red, white, and blue strawberry shortcake (not difficult and not too easy):
Prep- 20 min/Cook- 30 min/Ready in- 50 min
Prepare cake according to package directions and bake in a 9×13 inch pan. Cool completely.
Frost cake with whipped topping. Place blueberries in a square in the corner, and arrange sliced strawberries as stripes to make an American flag. Chill until serving.
3. Sparkler Cupcakes (advanced):
Prep- 20 min/Ready in- 60 min
The best way to have more fun during the holidays is to immerse yourself deeper in the holiday spirit! Decorate the house, play patriotic music and even dress the part with some red, white and blue gear!
Today we celebrate our Independence!
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