25 of the Tastiest 4th of July Eats and Treats

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The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays due to its simplicity. There is no planning for months, no shopping for gifts, and no STRESS. For us, it just means relaxing on the lake with family, eating tasty food, and a lot of water sports.

Because this holiday usually involves food, I have rounded up some of the tastiest breakfast, snack, meal and dessert ideas that are sure to please any crowd. Enjoy!

Breakfast Ideas 

1. Patriotic Waffles

Who wouldn’t love waking up to these?!

A Kailo Chic Life


2. Healthy Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

Love this festive healthy idea.

Saavy Saving Couple


3. Berry Skewer Flag

This was SUPER simple to assemble and put a huge smile on our kids’ faces a few years ago. Perfect for breakfast, or anytime, really. I think I used three bananas, two packages of strawberries and less than one package of blueberries.

Lady’s Little Loves


4. 4th of July Fruit Kabobs 

My kids would go crazy for these.

The Baby Bump Diaries


Snacks and Appetizers 

5. Patriotic Veggie Platter 

A fun way to dress up a standard veggie tray

Happy Go Lucky


6. Lightened Up 7 Layer Dip 

EVERYONE loves a good seven-layer dip.

Mariah’s Pleasing Plates

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7. 4th of July Snack Mix

I LOVE candy corn…

The Jenny Evolution


8. American Flag Meat and Cheese Tray 

Seems easy enough!

Crafty Recipes


Side Dishes 

9. Watermelon Feta Blueberry Salad

Oooo, YUM!

Running in a Skirt


10. Best Baked Beans 

Yeah, these look really, really good.

Baking With Mom


11. Mexican Street Corn

This just looks insane good.

Posh in Progress


12. Summer Avocado Pasta Salad 

I love any salad that has peas in it, and this one includes many of my favorite things in one.

Reluctant Entertainer


Lunch/Dinner Ideas

13. Oven Baked Ribs

I bought ribs on a whim this week while at Costco and cooked them according to this recipe. I didn’t make the sauce that this recipe uses, but think they would be even better than they were with it. I followed the directions and then just used the BBQ sauce that I had on-hand. Fall-off-the-bone good! And super easy to make if entertaining.

Kitch Me


14. Grilled Chicken Fajita Kebabs 

These just scream summer.

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15. Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas

This recipe is delicious. SO, so good. I don’t add any of the peppers due to being a wimp, so know that they’re good without, too.

Cafe Delites


16. Taco Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing

This is one of my go-to recipes when we have company for dinner. It takes a little more time than just grilling something but is a crowd PLEASER.

Super Healthy Kids


Food for the Kiddos

17. 4th of July Firecracker Dogs

What kid wouldn’t love this?

Homemade in the Heartland


18. American Flag Pizza

You can even do this with a pre-made pizza crust to simplify it even more.

Little Dairy on the Prairie


Treats and Dessert

19. Patriotic Popcorn

Such a fun treat/snack for the holiday season.

Two Sisters Crafting


20. Cream Cheese Stuffed Berries

I made these a couple of years back and they were delicious!

Lady’s Little Loves


21. Angel Food Cake with Berries 

Angel food cake is THE dessert of summer, and to simplify this you could even buy a store-bought cake, slice it into thirds and continue on with the recipe.

Hoosier Homemade


22. American Flag S’mores Dip 

S’mores = Summer. The end.

The Decorated Cookie


23. 4th of July Festive Cones

I made these for our family 4th of July getaway a few years ago and they were a super yummy treat. I just melted some white chocolate, dipped the cones and added some festive sprinkles before the chocolate dried.

Lady’s Little Loves


24. Easy Flag Fruit Dessert 

This is so simple yet so FUN. Perfect addition to any party.

Family Fresh Meals


25. Fourth of July Candy Bark 

I looooove candy bark, and this just screams festive.

The Good Stuff


 Do you have a favorite recipe you like to make on this fun day? If so, I would love to know about it!

I hope you have a great Fourth of July and find one of these recipes, or two, helpful as you plan your holiday.


  1. These all look great! Pinning!

  2. YUM! I love berries so most of these recipes have me drooling. Can’t wait to try some of them out!

  3. These look delightful! I really want to try the 7 layer dip, ribs, chicken kebabs, carnitas, candy bark. Ok, I basically want to try everything. So many cute ideas that our red, white, and blue. I love 4th of July!

  4. All of these look so good! I’ll definitely have to try one this weekend


  5. I’m loving all of these ideas!! One year I made vodka cherry bombs. I soaked cherries in vanilla vodka, and then dipped them into white chocolate and then blue sprinkles.

  6. Ahhhh…These look so appealing and TASTY!!! Love it

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  8. I enjoyed some of these healthier option treats for gatherings. The cream cheese filled berries are right up my alley:)


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