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22 Impressive 4th Of July Desserts That Are Actually Easy To Make

Because every 4th of July party needs a showstopping dessert.

Let's be real: The best part about the 4th of July is the food — especially the desserts.

So we rounded up a bunch of festive dessert ideas that are perfect for bringing to a party. From classic flag cakes to frozen summer treats, these desserts are guaranteed to impress. 

More: Tasty's Fourth of July Recipe Collection

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1. Stars & Stripes S'mores Cups

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I pledge allegiance to exceedingly festive desserts. (Like this one!)


 Get the recipe: Stars & Stripes S'mores Cups

2. American Flag Cake

This classic strawberry poke cake topped with Cool Whip and fresh berries is the perfect dessert to kick off the long holiday weekend.

Get the recipe: American Flag Cake

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3. Blueberry Cobbler

You can make this cobbler with fresh or frozen blueberries and throw in some additional fruit if you want to jazz it up. Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries would all go great with the blueberries.

Get the recipe: Blueberry Cobbler

4. American Flag Rice Krispies Treats

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Pro tip: Spray your hands with a thin coating of nonstick cooking spray to prevent the Rice Krispies from sticking to you.

Get the recipe: American Flag Rice Krispies Treats

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5. Red, White and Blue Fruit and Cheese Board

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For those who prefer something savory to end the meal, this festive cheese board garnished with fresh fruit is a total crowd-pleaser.

Recipe: Red, White and Blue Fruit and Cheese Board

6. Coconut Cream Popsicles With Vanilla Bean and Rum

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If you want to make these popsicles kid-friendly, just omit the rum.

Get the recipe: Coconut Cream Popsicles With Vanilla Bean and Rum

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7. Firecracker Cake

Using boxed cake mix helps this festive bundt cake come together in no time.

Get the recipe: Firecracker Cake

8. Key Lime Pie Bars

If fresh key limes are not available in your grocery store, check the baking aisle to see if they have bottled key lime juice — otherwise use regular lime juice.

Get the recipe: Key Lime Pie Bars

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9. Fresh Strawberry Pie

This pie requires no baking, but it does require a few hours to chill, so plan accordingly.

Get the recipe: Fresh Strawberry Pie

10. S'mores Fudge Bars

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Because s'mores are the ultimate summer dessert — especially if they are in bar form.

Get the recipe: S'mores Fudge Bars

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11. Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

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The star shaped apples are totally optional yet completely adorable.

Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

12. Watermelon Pizza With Cream Cheese Icing

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This dessert pizza is light and fresh, but it still satisfies your sweet tooth.

Recipe: Watermelon Pizza With Cream Cheese Icing

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13. Angel Food Cupcakes

A base cake recipe made with cake flour and whipped egg whites makes these cupcakes light and airy — and the combination of white frosting plus red and blue berries makes them perfect for a 4th of July party.

Get the recipe: Angel Food Cupcakes

14. Patriotic Fruit Kebabs

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Strawberries + blueberries + mini marshmallows = the most festive fruit kebabs you've ever seen.

Get the recipe: Patriotic Fruit Kabobs

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15. No-Bake Fireworks Oreo Cheesecake Bars

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It's way too hot to turn on the oven. Luckily, you won't have to in order to whip up this decadent cheesecake. The crust and the filling simply chill in the fridge.

Recipe: No-Bake Fireworks Oreo Cheesecake Bars

16. Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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No offense to strawberry short cake, chocolate cake, and carrot cake, but ice cream cake is in a league of its own.

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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17. American Flag Pie

Feel free to use store-bought pie crust instead of making your own — just buy two packages instead of one to make sure you have enough dough to make the stars and stripes.

Get the recipe: American Flag Pie

18. Homemade Fudge Pops

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Six ingredients are all it takes to make these homemade fudge pops that'll please both the kids and adults at the party.

Get the recipe: Homemade Fudge Pops

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19. Red, White, and Blue Triflets

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Feel free to assemble these individual trifles in shot glasses the night before the party and garnish them with fresh berries before serving.

Get the recipe: Red, White, and Blue Triflets

20. Red Velvet Sheet Cake

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Make this sheet cake ahead of time, slice it, and set it out so guests can serve themselves. And to make it super festive, garnish the top with blueberries or blue sprinkles.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Sheet Cake

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21. Summer Berry Pavlova

A pavlova is just a fancy name for a meringue topped with whipped cream and fruit. You can garnish it with any fruit you have on hand for an impressive dessert that is actually super simple to make.

Get the recipe: Summer Berry Pavlova

22. Red, White, and Blue Crinkle Cookies

Pro tip: Smash a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two of these cookies for the ultimate 4th of July ice cream sandwiches.

Get the recipe: Red, White, and Blue Crinkle Cookies

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