Sweet Snacks: 4th of July Treats Kids Will Love

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July 4th festivities are usually filled with family fun, celebratory games, dazzling fireworks, and… delicious snacks, of course! And to make this year’s holiday that much more special, we have a few suggestions up our sleeves that’ll give your celebrations a sweet touch.  
Adding the red, white, and blue to a classic barbecue may B. tricky, but this July 4th, you can easily make these colorful and playful desserts that kids are sure to love: 

Patriotic Popsicles

What you’ll need:  
  • Chopped raspberries 
  • Chopped blackberries 
  • Maple syrup or honey 
  • Yogurt 
  • Popsicle molds and sticks
  • Puree the raspberries and blackberries separately (add maple syrup or honey for extra sweetness!). 
  • Add a layer of blackberry puree into the molds, place popsicle sticks inside, and freeze. 
  • Once the first layer is frozen, take out the molds and add in a layer of yogurt. Freeze again! 
  • Once both layers are frozen, take the molds out one more time and add a layer of raspberry puree. Freeze one last time!  
  • Eat these tri-colored popsicles on this festive day! 

Flag Cookies

What you’ll need: 
  • Flat sugar cookies 
  • Red and blue food coloring 
  • Confectioner’s sugar 
  • Meringue powder 
  • 3 piping bags
  • Combine sugar and meringue powder in a mixer. 
  • Add water to get the desired consistency (not too runny!). 
  • Separate the royal icing into 3 parts. 
  • Add blue food coloring to one part, red coloring to the other, and leave the last one white. 
  • Place the icing into 3 piping bags and decorate the cookies to resemble the American flag!
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Dessert Pizza

What you’ll need: 
  • Cookie dough 
  • Cream cheese 
  • Confectioner’s sugar 
  • Strawberries 
  • Blueberries
  • Shape the cookie dough into a circle and bake it in the oven. 
  • While it bakes, combine the cream cheese and sugar in a mixer. 
  • Once the cookie has cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture on top. 
  • Decorate with strawberries and blueberries to make your dessert pizza come to life!

Fruit Sparklers

What you’ll need: 
  • Watermelon 
  • Blueberries 
  • Star-shaped cookie cutter 
  • Skewers
  • Slice the watermelon, then cut smaller pieces using the cookie cutter. 
  • Thread a few berries on each skewer. 
  • Add a watermelon star at the top of each skewer and ta-da! 
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Cherry Lemonade

What you’ll need: 
  • Frozen cherries 
  • Lemon juice 
  • Sugar 
  • Sparkling water
  • Mix the frozen cherries, lemon juice, and sugar in a blender. 
  • Pour the mixture into a glass pitcher, add sparkling water, and mix! 
  • You can even do a treat combo by pouring the lemonade into a glass and decorating the drink with a July 4th fruit sparkler! 
What are your kiddo’s favorite festive snacks? Share your top July 4th foods by tagging us @mybtoys! 

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