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15 of the most popular fourth of july recipes from pinterest

Posted June 30
Updated July 3

On Independence Day, people across the country love to get together to celebrate with friends, family, fireworks and, of course, food.

Wow the crowd at your Fourth of July cookout, picnic or potluck with a dish that looks like it came from the pages of a magazine. Grab some inspiration from this collection of July 4th recipes that are overwhelmingly popular on Pinterest.

1. Easy Taco Salad Flag

Turn a favorite meal into a patriotic dish that has been pinned more than 50,000 times. This recipe from Family Fresh Meals only takes about 20 minutes to make and will likely be devoured even faster than that.

Family Fresh Meals

2. No-Bake Berry Lasagna

The last thing you want to do on a hot July day is stand over the stove. This fruit-filled "lasagna" by OMG Chocolate Desserts is cool, creamy and gorgeous to behold.

With more than 44,000 pins, it's a safe bet that it tastes amazing as well.

OMG Chocolate Desserts

3. Fruit Sparklers

Independence Day and sparklers go hand in hand. Whip up an edible, pinnable version that doesn't require a flame. Lauren from Tastes Better from Scratch makes them by skewering blueberries and watermelon stars.

Tastes Better from Scratch
4. Red, White & Blue Strawberries

Put a patriotic spin on chocolate dipped strawberries. Berries, candy melts and sprinkles are all you need to create these pinnable, pretty treats.

Princess Pinky Girl

5. Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Cake

Torn between creamy cheesecake and rich, moist cake? Make both! This Pinterest favorite hides a cheesecake between layers of frosted, homemade vanilla cake.

Recipe Girl

6. Firecracker Jell-O Cups

The beauty of Jell-O is its delicious simplicity, and when you combine layers of flavors, you can make an eye-catching dessert in a snap. This is certainly true of the recipe for these cherry-topped cups, which has been pinned nearly 80,000 times.

Cincy Shopper

7. Sparkling Patriotic Sangria

On the Fourth of July, even beverages should sparkle. This stunning sangria recipe from Gimme Some Oven definitely fits the bill and the tasty combo of apple, berry and grape is deliciously refreshing to boot.

Gimme Some Oven

8. Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch

Don't forget the younger set!

Mom Endeavors whips up the perfect family-friendly punch with red, white and blue layers. Red licorice straws are the perfect Pinterest-worthy touch.

Mom Endeavors

9. Fourth of July Dipped Pretzels

Pretzel rods have a nostalgic, Americana appeal. Dipping, drizzling and sprinkling them with candy melts and embellishments transforms them into a portable Independence Day dessert.

The 36th Avenue

10. Firework Poke Cake

Red-dyed chocolate cake gets a moist addition with blue-tinted chocolate pudding poured into holes poked across the top.

McCormick recommends topping this Pinterest favorite dessert with whipped cream and Pop Rocks.

McCormick
11. Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Salad

Not all salads are green and leafy. This decadent dessert by The Slow Roasted Italian boasts fresh fruit, cream cheese and pudding.

The Slow Roasted Italian

12. Easy Flag Dessert

If cooking and baking just aren't your thing, you are not alone. More than 90,000 Pinterest users saved this "recipe," which is simply a matter of arranging yummy red, white and blue goodies on a plate.

Family Fresh Meals

13. Fireworks Pudding Cookies

These pillowy pudding cookies from Crazy for Crust are a pinnable twist on old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies.

The vanilla pudding and brown sugar will please your taste buds while red, white and blue candies and sprinkles delight the eyes.

Crazy for Crust

14. Patriotic Rice Krispies Treats

Marie of the lifestyle blog Blooming Homestead makes this bake sale essential into a summer holiday confection. She layers tinted, star shaped treats and even puts them on a stick to up their festive appeal.

Blooming Homestead

15. Firecracker Cake

At a fireworks show, everyone oohs and ahhs over the finale. This cake just might have the same effect at your July 4 gathering.

Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes shared this bundt cake recipe with a patriotic swirl inside and icing to match. Make it to end your evening with a delicious bang.

Love Bakes Good Cakes

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.


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