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4th of July Desserts

Don't let dessert stand in your way of an incredible 4th of July celebration. As a matter of fact plan to load up the dessert table with these delicious desserts. You'll find a variety of easy to make recipes guaranteed to please a crowd.

Several different 4th of July desserts

4th of July desserts

I absolutely love spending the day with my family. In years past we've spent time with extended family and friends BBQ'ing, boating, swimming, lighting sparklers, and watching parades. And no matter what we always end the day with dessert and fireworks.

In this 4th of July dessert roundup you'll find the perfect desserts to enjoy with family and friends.

rice krispie squares cut and on a platter with 4th of July decorations

Rice Krispie Treats

Who can resist these classic ooey gooey treats? With only 3 ingredients you'll find this recipe easy and delicious. Tap the recipe link for safe rice krispie cereal suggestions.

Brownie bites with cocowhip, blueberries, strawberries and 4th of July decorations

Homemade Brownie Bites

Get ready to impress your family and friends with these individual grab and go treats. Combining fudgy chocolate brownie with whipped topping and fruit-- this is sure to send your taste buds into overdrive.

Yummy S'more cookie  bars with layers of melted chocolate, marshmallow and cookie dough.

S'more Cookie Bars

If you're not camping over the 4th of July, these are the next best thing. S'more cookie bars are the perfect treat to enjoy during the fireworks. You will love the yummy layers of this dessert bar.

Oh Henry Bars stacked on a platter with festive decorations

Oh Henry Bars

Wow, these bars pack a delicious bite! This recipe combines everyone's favorite peanut butter and chocolate into one addictive bar no one can resist. Not only is this an easy to make recipe, it also puts fun in your 4th of July celebration.

Ice cream sandwiches with red, white, and blue sprinkles on them

Ice Cream Sandwiches

These are the perfect way to cool off on a sizzling hot 4th of July day. Not only is this a favorite among kids and adults, but it can be prepared and frozen ahead of time, allowing you to enjoy the day. For these festive gluten and dairy free patriotic sprinkles shop here.

a slice of cherry dessert pizza

Cherry Dessert Pizza

WOW-- this dessert is absolutely dreamy. Each bite is bursting with sweet flavor from the warm cherries and drizzle topping. Your future self will thank you for baking this dessert pizza just like at the pizza buffet.

3 lemon streusel bars stacked on top of each other

Lemon Streusel Bars

You will find yourself head over heels in love with this lemon bar recipe. It's set apart from others with the tangy lemon filling sandwiched between a streusel crust and topping. This recipe is best when baked the day before the big celebration, allowing the bars to be served chilled.

A flat pie dough with sides to keep a blueberry filling inside. With a garnish of fresh mint on top.

Mini Blueberry Galettes

Offering family and guests their own individual mini blueberry galette will create 4th of July memories they won't forget. And this recipe is so easy-- no need to stress over baking the perfect pie crust. Instead this rustic crust serves as the perfect bowl for fresh blueberries and a dollop of cold ice cream.

ice cream cones that have been dipped in chocolate and sprinkles added.

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

These chocolate dipped ice cream cones are always a crowd favorite on the 4th of July. Kids and adults alike enjoy the festive flare of these red, white, and blue sprinkled cones. This recipe is an easy way to create a homemade touch on an easy dessert.

brownie, cocoawhip, blueberries, and raspberries layered in a trifle.

Irresistibly Fruit Brownie Trifle

Whoa-- this trifle with aww the crowds with it's delicious taste and visual appeal. Each bite is filled with brownie, creamy whipped topping, and fresh fruit. This will be one of the first desserts people will want.

bonus dessert recipes

  • no bake cookies-- this recipe is always a crowd favorite with a few simple ingredients
  • fruit pizza-- a soft sugar cookie topped with creamy cream cheese filling and delicious sweet fruit. Each slice tastes wonderful and gorgeous.
  • giant chocolate chip cookie-- you'll enjoy how fun this giant cookie is to bake and eat. This recipe is loaded with melty chocolate chips.
  • chocolate peanut butter layer bars-- these bars are decadent with layers of chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow. This recipe is always a crowd pleaser

more summer recipes

  • grilled shish kabobs-- you will love the delicious marinade with these kabobs. This recipe is perfect for your summer plans.
  • veggie pasta salad-- are you missing traditional pasta salad? You'll be in heaven with this veggie pasta salad bursting with fresh flavor, pasta noodles, and tangy dressing.
  • sloppy joes-- the easiest of summer dinner meals. Grab your favorite veggies and pair it with this yummy sloppy joe dish that is family approved and favored.
  • homemade Chick-Fil-A sauce-- this allergen friendly dipping sauce is perfect for grilled potatoes, homemade potato wedges, or as a grilled chicken dip.


The 4th of July is a holiday filled with fun, traditions, celebrating freedoms, and togetherness.

In this 4th of July dessert roundup you've got the best gluten and dairy free dessert recipes at hand. So there's no need to stress over what to serve or take with you.

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We are wishing you the best 4th of July!

Eat well and feel well,


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