Every holiday comes with its own array of candy, cakes and cookies decorated and arranged to celebrate the season (shout out to Pinterest® here). Whether it’s pilgrim hats fashioned from mini Reese’s® Peanut Butter cups or cupcakes covered in coconut “grass” and jelly bean “eggs”—creative minds and talented chefs have made it nearly impossible for us to pass up holiday desserts. Desserts are no longer just tasty, they’re now unbelievably cute.
All I can say is: “Yes!” I love dessert, and I love having an excuse to indulge guilt-free at holiday parties. So here’s a look at some of my favorite red, white and blue desserts— perfect for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and any other day that ends in “y.”
No Bake, Fun to Make
Light and Healthy
The waffle cone dessert above is one I recently prepared and brought to a party. Not only does it have all the right colors for a patriotic celebration, it was fun, easy and healthy. I put a large marshmallow in the bottom of each waffle cone and then filled it with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Then I packed them in a box filled with tissue paper to keep them upright.
Nothing’s more American than cherry pie, and this one takes the cake with its addition of blueberries and a stars-and-stripes piecrust design.
Dress up ice cream cones, or plain ice cream sandwiches, with red, white and blue sprinkles for a custom look that can be done in minutes.
Next time you’re at a holiday party, remember that dessert is practically compulsory. Because if you are going to eat dessert, shouldn’t it should be a guilt-free experience?
For even more patriotic dessert ideas, check out this Pinterest board.