Easy and Adorable 4th of July Treats!

I love the 4th of July and I’m always looking for quick, easy and inexpensive snacks to make the holiday even more fun, but I added “kid-friendly” to my search for this year’s Independence Day celebration and found some fabulous ideas to share with you…

Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches

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You’ll need ice cream sandwiches, patriotic (red, white & blue) sprinkles, and a baking sheet with wax paper.

Just remove ice cream sandwiches from wrappers, cover ice cream sides in patriotic sprinkles, place onto a baking sheet with wax paper, cover and keep in freezer until ready to serve.

 

 

Firecrackers

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(Compliments of Six Sisters’ Stuff)

You’ll need a box of Little Debbie’s Swiss Cake Rolls, patriotic icing (red, white & blue), and wire confetti for decoration.

Simply remove rolls from wrappers, place up and down on serving tray, decorate with icing, and stick wire confetti into top for an extra pizzazz.

 

If you’re looking for a healthier selection…

Melon Star Pops

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You’ll need a watermelon, some blueberries, several 6” wooden skewers, a star-shaped cookie cutter and a cap of a chapstick tube.

Just slice the watermelon into one (1) inch thick slices and use the cookie cutter to make several stars, then use the cap of a chapstick tube to make a hole in the center of the star, place a blueberry in the empty hole, press a skewer into the watermelon to hold the blueberry in place, and serve.

 

 

Flag Kabobs

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You’ll need blueberries, raspberries, mini-marshmallows, and twelve 10” wooden skewers.

***If you don’t want to use marshmallows, then you can substitute banana slices.

Simply thread four (4) blueberries, two (2) mini-marshmallows, and two (2) raspberries on each of five (5) wooden skewers, then thread four (4) raspberries and three (3) mini-marshmallows on each of the seven (7) remaining wooden skewers to form the American flag, and serve.

 

And, a beverage for the whole family…

Patriotic Punch

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You’ll need cranberry juice, blue sports drink (not sugar-free), diet lemon-lime soda, ice and a twelve (12) ounce clear glass.

Just place the ice cubes in the bottom of the clear glass, pour three (3) ounces of cranberry juice over the ice, place a few more ice cubes in the middle of the glass, gently pour three (3) ounces of a blue sports drink over the ice, place a few more ice cubes in the top of the glass, gently pour three (3) ounces of diet lemon-lime soda over the ice, and serve with a straw.

 

 

 

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I'm a first-time mom to Evan, born in November 2013, a devoted wife to Jeremy, a ruggedly handsome forensic structural engineer, and I've called the Tampa Bay area home for over 10 years. I'm a graduate of the University of Tampa with a political science degree and while my professional career was in law, my current role as a stay-at-home mom (aka “domestic engineer”) is the most rewarding work of my life. I currently reside with my family in Valrico, along with a few century old oak trees and a menagerie of miniature critters. I'd love to hear from you, so follow my adventures on Facebook.

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