4th of July is the ideal time for fun, friends, family, and food. Whether you’re hosting an Independence Day celebration or invited to one, consider spoiling your loved ones with a delicious dessert. Here at LeafFilter, we recommend the following 4th of July recipes.
No Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake
If you don’t want to turn on the oven and keep cool this July 4th, you can’t go wrong with a no bake cheesecake flag cake. Start by combining graham cracker crumbs, a bit of sugar, cocoa powder, and melted butter into a bowl to create a crust mixture. Then, transfer the crust mixture into a baking dish and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Next, mix cream cheese with some mascarpone cheese and stir in lemon juice and vanilla extract. Then, whisk some sugar and whipping cream into a separate glass bowl until the cream is fluffy. Add the cream cheese mixture and spoon the filling onto the baking dish with the gram cracker crust.
Once the baking dish has been refrigerated for at least three hours, add strawberry halves and blueberries to the cake to form an American flag.
Fireworks blondies are sure to be a hit at your 4th of July gathering. Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and lining a pan with foil and cooking spray. Then, mix butter and brown sugar with a hand mixer until it becomes crumbly. Mix in eggs and vanilla until the mixture has become smooth. Then, mix in some salt, flour, and baking powder and stir in some M&Ms and sprinkles. Lastly, add the mixture to the pan and bake for about 25 minutes until it starts to golden.
Patriotic Trail Mix
Patriotic trail mix is a breeze to prepare and absolutely delicious. Simply place Corn Chex into a large bowl and add red, white, and blue M&Ms, mini marshmallows, and 4 cubes of melted vanilla candy coating.
Recipes courtesy of Lil’ Luna, Crazy for Crust, and Allrecipes.