10 Healthy(er) Patriotic Treats

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Don't you love the Fourth of July? It's probably my favorite summer holiday. Whenever I think about the Fourth, I always remember hanging out by the pool, cooking out hot dogs and hamburgers, playing cornhole, and chilling with my family.

At any party or gathering, I always head straight for the dessert table. It's the best part! You can't have any sort of gathering without dessert.

My family has been making some of these treats and desserts every Fourth of July since I was little, and today I wanted to share some of them with you! Enjoy!

10 Healthy(er) Patriotic Treats

1 | Flag cake

American Flag Cake. Made with REAL ingredients! From scratch fluffy yellow sheet cake, topped with Greek yogurt cream cheese frosting, fresh strawberry, and blueberry to look like an American flag. The perfect patriotic dessert recipe for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated
I remember making this with my mom when I was four or five years old. It was one of the first recipes I ever helped her make, and let me just tell you, I was so proud of myself.

2 | Patriotic fruit kabobs

Fun party food doesn't have to be super involved or time consuming.  These Patriotic Fruit Kabobs are super festive and something the kids can help make too. 
This is usually my sister's thing every year. It's simple, easy, and delicious! If you're looking for a healthier alternative, you can replace the marshmallows with bananas for a still just as delicious treat.

3 | Dirt pudding cups

Healthy Dirt Pudding Cup
My grandmother has made dirt pudding for us every 4th of July I can remember. I can't ever get enough of it!

4 | Patriotic white chocolate strawberries

Fun & easy patriotic white chocolate strawberries using white chocolate and blue sprinkles. #4thofjuly
Along with the patriotic fruit kabobs, my sister also loves to make these patriotic white chocolate strawberries. Again, can't get enough of these. (I can't get enough of any dessert, really.)

5 | Patriotic trifle

Patriotic Trifle
I love trifles because they're like a relaxed cake. This patriotic trifle is perfect if you're looking for a quick, delicious dessert you can throw together last minute.

6 | Berries + cream pie

I love that this pie has the red, white, and blue, yet still looks so elegant and refined!

7 | Patriotic yogurt popsicles

Show your colors this summer with these healthy Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles!  Kids of all ages love these berry-licious frozen treats! #popsicles #redwhiteandblue #memorialday #4thofjuly #fourthofjuly #diypopsicles #summer #summerdessert #dessert #stripedpopsicles #yogurtpopicles #healthydessert
Who doesn't love frozen yogurt? Well, this is quite literally frozen yogurt!

8 | Red, white, and blue fruit salad

Here's yet another easy, last minute treat you can easily throw together in no time!

9 | Flag fruit tray

This easy finger food tray is perfect for parties or gatherings!

10 | Patriotic parfaits

Perfect for a patriotic breakfast, or an easy snack.

I hope you enjoyed looking through these, and I hope this helped inspire your dessert menu for the Fourth!


What are some of your Fourth of July traditions? Your favorite patriotic treat? Have you ever made any of these desserts before?


  1. Ooh, these all look soooo good!! Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, Keziah!! 😀 Thanks for commenting!

  2. AnonymousJuly 13, 2019

    Hey Olivia! I haven't checked out your blog in a while and it's looking sooo good girl!

    1. Thanks so much, Hannah! It means a lot! <3


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