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29 Fourth-Of-July Recipes Your Kids Will Love

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Sometimes all it takes to be patriotic is a few well-placed sprinkles.

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1. Get the celebration started early with healthy breakfast toasts.

Get the celebration started early with healthy breakfast toasts.

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Deborah Harroun / tasteandtellblog.com

Just cream cheese or butter, raspberry jam, and fruit.

2. Have your kids help make these all-natural red, white and blue creamsicles.

Have your kids help make these all-natural red, white and blue creamsicles.

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kaylaaimee.com

You don’t even need a popsicle mold; Dixie cups work fine. Get the recipe.

3. Grill personal pizza crisps topped with berries, basil and brie.

Grill personal pizza crisps topped with berries, basil and brie.

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halfbakedharvest.com

Get the recipe.

4. It just takes sprinkles, melted chocolate and blueberries to make party-worthy ice cream cones.

It just takes sprinkles, melted chocolate and blueberries to make party-worthy ice cream cones.

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theprettybee.com

Get the instructions here.

5. Put together dessert skewers with fruit and angel food cake.

Put together dessert skewers with fruit and angel food cake.

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skinnytaste.com

Then dip them in whipped cream or this delicious cheesecake yogurt dip.

6. Buy a star-shaped cookie cutter once, eat super-fun pasta salad forever.

Buy a star-shaped cookie cutter once, eat super-fun pasta salad forever.

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b-inspiredmama.com

Get the recipe.

7. That goes for fruit salad, too.

That goes for fruit salad, too.

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chicaandjo.com

Get the recipe.

8. Sprinkle Pop Rocks on cookies to make them into edible firecrackers.

Sprinkle Pop Rocks on cookies to make them into edible firecrackers.

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momdot.com

Get the recipe.

9. You can also hide Pop-Rocks inside little firecracker-shaped cakes for a snappy surprise.

You can also hide Pop-Rocks inside little firecracker-shaped cakes for a snappy surprise.

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sheknows.com

Okay, this one’s definitely a more involved project. But they’re so nifty that it’s worth trying. Get the full instructions.

10. This star-pattern “cookie pizza” is achievable for people of any age.

This star-pattern "cookie pizza" is achievable for people of any age.

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dailysavings.allyou.com

Get the recipe.

11. It’s easier than you think to make these fun layered pudding cups.

It's easier than you think to make these fun layered pudding cups.

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Kristyn Merkley / lilluna.com

Get the recipe.

12. Enlist little helpers for the three rounds of energetic shaking required to make patriotic puppy chow.

Enlist little helpers for the three rounds of energetic shaking required to make patriotic puppy chow.

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sweetasacookie.com

Get the recipe.

13. Give drinks some holiday spirit with fruit frozen into ice cubes.

Give drinks some holiday spirit with fruit frozen into ice cubes.

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posedperfection.com

Instructions here.

14. Colorful rice krispies treats are so easy you can let the kids do all the work.

Colorful rice krispies treats are so easy you can let the kids do all the work.

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Kristyn Merkley / lilluna.com

Get the recipe.

15. Or make a dynamic duo of M&M rice krispie treats: stars AND stripes.

itsybitsyfoodies.com

itsybitsyfoodies.com

 

Instructions here.

16. Put together a flag-inspired cheese plate with red and blue fruit.

Put together a flag-inspired cheese plate with red and blue fruit.

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thebettermom.com

Try cheddar + berries or feta + watermelon.

17. Decorate pretzels to make these adorable flag snacks.

Decorate pretzels to make these adorable flag snacks.

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sugarswings.blogspot.com

The stripes are made with colored candy melts. More info here

18. Freeze individual portions of striped smoothies in jars to give out at snack time.

Freeze individual portions of striped smoothies in jars to give out at snack time.

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inkatrinaskitchen.com

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19. Decorate delicious peanut butter dip with sprinkles to make a flag.

Decorate delicious peanut butter dip with sprinkles to make a flag.

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crazyforcrust.com

Get the recipe.

20. Cover a cookie cake with red, white and blue M&M’s.

Cover a cookie cake with red, white and blue M&M's.

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cookincowgirl.blogspot.com

You can make this cool chevron pattern, or let kids free-style their own design. Get the recipe.

21. All you need is styrofoam cups, frosting and colored sugar to decorate adorable “sno-cone” cupcakes.

All you need is styrofoam cups, frosting and colored sugar to decorate adorable "sno-cone" cupcakes.

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Get the instructions here.

22. Star-shaped marshmallows are way more fun to wave around than boring old flags.

Star-shaped marshmallows are way more fun to wave around than boring old flags.

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sisterssuitcaseblog.com

Get the recipe.

23. For a healthier wand option, stick with fruit.

For a healthier wand option, stick with fruit.

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weelicious.com

24. Make patriotic cupcake tops, because everyone knows the tops are the part that make life worth living.

Make patriotic cupcake tops, because everyone knows the tops are the part that make life worth living.

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crazyforcrust.com

Get the recipe.

25. Dress up ice cream sandwiches in independence-themed sprinkles.

Dress up ice cream sandwiches in independence-themed sprinkles.

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spoonful.com

Here’s how.

26. Combine the powers of Oreos and Cool Whip for a patriotic dirt cake.

Combine the powers of Oreos and Cool Whip for a patriotic dirt cake.

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Kristyn Merkley / lilluna.com

Get the recipe.

27. Have your kids help cut out star chips from tortillas to scoop festive fruit salsa.

Have your kids help cut out star chips from tortillas to scoop festive fruit salsa.

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b-inspiredmama.com

Get the recipe.

28. Dip red, white and blue fruit kabobs in yogurt and freeze.

 

Let each little person assemble their own. Get the instructions here.

29. Add some excitement to super-simple graham cracker ice cream sandwiches.

Add some excitement to super-simple graham cracker ice cream sandwiches.

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plainvanillamom.com

Get the recipe.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/fourth-of-july-kids-treats

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