Are you looking for easy, delicious, red-white-and-blue desserts to make for Memorial Day or 4th of July? Here are 30 simple and NO BAKE patriotic desserts and treats you can whip up in a flash! Keep reading to check out all of the yumminess!
Easiest Red, White and Blue Treats EVER
One thing I’ve learned since becoming a mom of twin boy toddlers is that you take advantage of any hack that you can find. Finding ways to simplify is a time and sanity saver. Since I’m not exactly Rachael Ray in the kitchen, cooking, and baking hacks are my absolute favorite. When you have a busy, active family, there’s not always a lot of time to whip up these cute meals and desserts you see on Pinterest.
Today, if you need something fun and festive to make for a Memorial Day or 4th of July BBQ – that doesn’t require you to turn on the oven – I’ve got you covered.
The days between Memorial Day and 4th of July are all things red, white, and blue. There are so many fun options for desserts and treats. There are loads that you can also make in the oven, but today I’m all about the hacks.
None of these require baking, and many are just a red, white, and blue twist on a simple dessert. Many are also fruit-based, so at least you can throw in a little bit of healthiness in the mix of all the celebrating.
If you are hosting a BBQ or attending one, these no-bake patriotic desserts will definitely be a hit. There are great options for the kids as well – and many are so easy that you can probably even whip up a few if you are feeling ambitious!
Other Summer Dessert Options
If you aren’t so hung up on serving a patriotic red, white, and blue dessert, you can try these other yummy desserts and treats, too! This key lime coconut parfait and trifle is a super-summery treat that is easy to put together and amazingly delicious. Strawberry desserts are always great for summer, and the red in the strawberry ties in nicely with the patriotic theme. Or, if you want to really be healthy for you and your friends and family, here are my favorite 25 easy and healthy summer dessert recipes!
30 Easy, No Bake Patriotic Desserts and Treats
1| 4th of July Cream Cheese Cones from The First Year Blog
Made of cream cheese, sugar and Cool Whip, the filling of this cone is sooooo delicious. Think ‘cheesecake in a cone.’ Yum!!!
2| 4th of July Fruit Pops from Baker’s Royale
If you’re looking for a healthier variety of a 4th of July or Memorial Day treat, these star pops are a great mix of watermelon, pineapple and blueberries! Love the straws!
3| Red, White, and Blue Frozen Graham Cracker Treats from A Hundred Affections
This has been one of my go-to snacks for years! With the sprinkles, you can adapt it for any holiday or occasion, and they are Weight Watchers friendly, at 4 points!
4| 4th of July No Bake Cheesecake from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
I love all-things-cheesecake – and when it’s no-bake, well, you’ve just won my heart.
5| American Flag Twinkies on a Stick from Craft Create Cook
Kids will just LOVE this one! There’s no way to go wrong with a Twinkie, but when you make them all cute with stars and stripes? It will be a hit!
6| Berry Fruit Kabobs from Family Circle
Here’s another healthy spin on a 4th of July treat, but with just enough sugary sweetness thrown in with the marshmallows! This is another super-easy one to put together with a big effect!
7| Captain America Shield No Bake Treats from Mom Endeavors
If you have Marvel fans in the house or on the guest-list, I know they’ll appreciate this combo of Captain America and Happy Birthday, America!
8| Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Dessert Now Dinner Later
This is a great option for a finger-food or a little treat that you can stretch so it goes a long way! Perfect for little hands, too!
9| Easy Flag Fruit Dessert from Family Fresh Meals
This is another healthy dessert option for 4th of July or Memorial Day, and the arrangement is very forgiving! No Pinterest perfection required here!
10| Easy No Bake Fortune Cookies from My Mommy World
This is another quick-fix option! Grab some fortune cookies, dip in colored chocolate and sprinkles, and you have yourself an adorable patriotic treat!
11| Firecracker Cupcakes from Taste of Home
How cute are these?!? Just by adding a little bling to cupcakes (buy them in the store if you don’t want to bake), you can present these super-festive fireworks cupcakes! And the kids won’t be disappointed with the extra candy!
12| Easy Graham Cracker Flag Cake from The Decorated Cookie
How cute is this to put on a graham cracker?!? So much deliciousness going on here!
13| Mixed Berry Mini Trifles from Hello Little Home
If you’ve stalked any recipes on my blog, you know I love a trifle! This red, white, blue fruit combination work perfectly for a parfait or a trifle!
14| No Bake Icebox Cake from Cakes Cottage
Just look at the layers on this icebox cake! Oh my goodness, this one is a for-sure winner!
15| No Bake Flag Cake from Mommy’s Kitchen
Here’s another no-bake option for a flag cake! Strawberries and blueberries are perfectly in season this time of year, too! Super-convenient!
16| Patriotic Party Mix from Baker Mama
I love this alternative to chips for a 4th of July or Memorial Day party! This is soooo good for a sweet Chex-Mix, patriotic treat!
17| Patriotic Push Pop from Love from the Oven
What a fun idea for a push pop!!! The kids are gonna LOVE this one!
18| Patriotic Bark from What the Fork Blog
Oh, this looks amazing!!! Those chunky peanut M&Ms?!? With all that chocolate? Yes, please!
19| Patriotic Easy Fudge from Sweet and Savory Meals
This is such a great idea for fudge. It’s something really different that everyone will just love!
20| Patriotic Potato Chip Candy from Finding Zest
If you just can’t give up your chips for a 4th of July or Memorial Day get together, this is a great way to include them with a little festive flair!
21| Patriotic White Chocolate Strawberries from Yummy Healthy Easy
This is another healthy-ish finger food treat! The white chocolate with the blue sprinkles and the red strawberry on top is perfect!
22| 4th of July Dipped Pretzels from The 36th Avenue
This treat will look just as good on your table as it will taste! There’s so much you can do with melted red, white and blue chocolate!
23| Red White and Blue Fireworks Treats from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Chocolate-covered chow mein noodles! This is genius!
24| Red White and Blue Oreo Truffles from Dad, What’s for Dinner?
Aren’t those truffles just the perfect little patriotic balls?!? Oh my goodness, they look amazing!
25| Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles from The View from Great Island
How good does this look on a hot 4th of July day?!? These yogurt pops have absolutely nailed it! They look perfect – and healthy besides – just berries and yogurt!
26| Red White and Blue Finger Jello from Recipe Girl
This is another fun, refreshing treat! I love the small finger-food types because they are especially perfect for kids (and by perfect, I mean, small and no-mess!).
27| Red White and Blue Krispie Bundt Cake from Pink Cake Plate
Can you believe this is a no-bake recipe?!? Rice Krispie treats are so nostalgic for me, and I love how it comes together in this patriotic bundt cake!
28| Fireworks S’mores for Kids from Live Laugh Rowe
Oh, s’mores. Sigh. Is there anything else that screams 4th of July and summer like a s’more?!? This spin on the traditional campfire s’more is outstanding.
29| Star Spangled Gumdrops from Mom on Time Out
These gumdrops are soooo festive, and perfect if you need a little sugar spike – just some Jello, sugar and applesauce!
30| No-Bake Summer Berry Lasagna from OMG Chocolate Desserts
I will never turn down any kind of lasagna, but when it’s arranged like this? Oh, yes. Bring it on. Check out the recipe to see what’s actually in it! It might surprise you! 🙂
31| 4th of July Marshmallow Treat Pops from The Girl Creative
Here’s another fun spin on the marshmallow treat! Decorated with sprinkles and made into a pop equals a super-fun treat for the kids!
32| 4th of July Ice Cream Sandwiches from Freut Cake
I love this one because honestly and truly does not get easier than this, and it delivers so much bang for the buck. Grab a box of ice cream sandwiches and some red, white, blue sprinkles and you’re good to go!
Patriotic Desserts are a Blast for 4th of July and Memorial Day
So many yummy options, right? Just having a few red, white and blue treats and desserts thrown into the menu makes such a difference in adding some fun and festivity to the celebration. Your family and friends will truly enjoy these yummy snacks – and I know you’ll love the fact that they are simple, no-bake patriotic desserts that didn’t require a hot oven, right? I’m all for the hacks, sister! Enjoy!
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