When it comes time to ring in Independence Day, there’s nothing like a lineup of festive food. If you’re looking to add to your menu of red, white, and blue food, you’ve got to check out these 4th of July appetizers, desserts and snacks. From party mix and deviled eggs to patriotic skillet s’mores, keep scrolling for 4th of July treats that will rival the fireworks.

Summer Berry Crostini

Here’s a great reason to hit up the berry section of your farmer’s market! These summery crostini from Ambitious Kitchen are quick, easy, and bursting with flavor. (Think low-fat ricotta mixed with a bit of honey and fresh lemon juice.) Get the recipe here.

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Patriotic Party Mix

Break out the Chex Mix for this super patriotic idea from The Baker Mama. It’s sweet, salty, and so easy to whip up that the kids can help. Make sure to grab your fair share, because we guarantee this party mix is going to disappear by the handful. Get the recipe here.

Red, White, and Blue Skillet S’mores

Ready for a s’mores recipe that will knock your patriotic socks off? This simple idea from 3 Scoops of Sugar, which is full of strawberries, bananas, and blueberries, will give a new twist to your s’more expectations! It’s extra festive and easy to pull off with your handy dandy skillet. Get the how-to here.

Fruit and Cream Cheese Sandwiches

How cute are these 4th of July sandwiches from Family Food on the Table? With just cream cheese and some fresh fruit (or jam!), these bites are a guaranteed hit with kiddies and grownups—and we love the mini flags! Get the how-to (plus other July 4th recipes) here.

July 4th Yogurt Bark

Looking for a healthy snack to pass around pre-fireworks? You’ll love this yogurt bark from Fork & Beans, which uses fresh and festive fruit and your fave yogurt. It’s a super simple idea (3 steps!) that’s refreshing and totally kid-friendly. Learn more here.

Watermelon Star Bites

Give your mini chefs some star cookie cutters and you’re on your way to these ultra-cute bites from Weelicious. They’re the perfect way for the kids to contribute to your 4th of July spread, and super refreshing at any barbecue. To find out how to make your own, click here.

Red, White, & Blue Deviled Eggs

Are deviled eggs a staple at your 4th of July gatherings? This idea from Cooking Mamas turns your fave potluck dish into a colorful holiday tribute—and the kids will be amazed to see how regular ol’ eggs get transformed! Get the instructions here.

Red, White, & Blue Bites

Make your Independence Day menu a little sweeter with these simple bites from Who Needs a Cape? They’re a delicious mix of fresh berries, crackers and a cream cheese spread. (They’re also the perfect option if you need a last-minute addition to a potluck!) Get the recipe here.  

Blueberry Muffins with Raspberry Jam Swirls

Handheld snacks are a must for a Fourth of July celebration, which is why you should bookmark this recipe from Averie Cooks. They’re about to be your new favorite treat—and they’re chock-full of blueberries and raspberry jam in every bite. Get the recipe for yourself here.

Fruit & Cheese Skewers

This tasty 4th of July snack (courtesy of Family Food on the Table) couldn't be simpler. A little fruit, a little mozzarella cheese, and the helping hands of your mini chefs, and you'll have these skewers assembled in no time. Head here for the how-to.

 

—Abigail Matsumoto

 

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