How-To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth This Fourth of July

1. Red, White, and Blue-berry Shortcake

The best summer dessert. Whip up (no pun intended) some homemade whipped cream (Cool-Whip would work, too) and yummy vanilla scones.  Next, add scone crumbs into the whipped cream, along with some sweetened chopped strawberries and blueberries! Find the recipe here.

2. Patriotic Yogurt-Covered Strawberries

Grab some fresh strawberries and Americanize them!  Instead of traditional chocolate covered strawberries, glitz them up and use yogurt instead! (You can also substitute white chocolate, if you would like.) Then, before the strawberries are completely dry, dip the ends in blue edible glitter. Ta-da! Find the recipe here.

3. Americanize Your Cupcakes

Cupcakes are a hot trend right now.  Try these festive cupcakes by dyeing vanilla cupcakes blue (with a few drops of food dye).  When they are baked and cool, add vanilla frosting and red star sprinkles!  Find the recipe here.

4. Uncle Sam’s Favorite Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies are like new and improved Oreo Cookies.  Try some Americanized whoopie pies by making red and blue sugar cookies (food dye will be your best friend this week) and then adding some cool whip in between blue and red cookies.  Find the recipe here.

5. Stars & Stripes Cookie Pizza

If you are in charge of dessert on Friday, you should try this!  First spread sugar cookie dough out on a rectangular pan and bake it.  Then add your white frosting (I used half cream cheese and half marshmallow fluff) and atop that, create an American flag using blueberries as the stars and chopped strawberries as the stripes.  Find the recipe here.

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