Easy and fun recipes to celebrate July 4th

The fourth of July is such a fun time of the year. The kids are out of school and the weather is absolutely perfect.  While searching through Pinterest, we found some easy and fun recipes to patriotically celebrate.  We wanted to share a few simple ideas that we found.

Love fruit? Make an American flag kabob using blueberries, strawberries, and bananas!

patriotic kabobs

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Celebrate July 4 with jello!

Ingredients:

1-1/3 cups boiling water, divided
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin
1 env. KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
1 cup milk, divided
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
20 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained, patted dry
patriotic jello

ADD 2/3 cup boiling water to berry gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Repeat with cherry gelatin mix. Cool.

MEANWHILE, sprinkle unflavored gelatine over 1/4 cup milk in medium bowl; let stand 5 min. Bring remaining milk to boil in saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Add to plain gelatine mixture; stir until gelatine is completely dissolved. Cool 10 min.

SPOON berry gelatin into 20 (1-oz.) plastic shot glasses sprayed lightly with cooking spray, adding about 2 tsp. to each. Refrigerate 15 min. or until set but not firm.

TOP with unflavored gelatine mixture, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 10 min. Insert cherry, stem end up, into white gelatine layer in each cup. Refrigerate 2 min.

COVER with cherry gelatin, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Remove from cups before serving. (Source)

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Tired of having plain toast for breakfast? Try spreading some cream cheese and strawberry jam under blueberries and bananas to make the morning meal patriotic.

patriotic toast_______________________________________________________________________

Interested in making 4th of July strawberries? Here’s a recipe!

patriotic strawberries

Ingredients:

Strawberries, washed and dried
White chocolate
Blue sugar, edible glitter, or sprinkles (blue sugar is shown in the picture)

Place blue sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for two minutes. Stir until the bowl is no longer warm. Then microwave for 30 second intervals at 50% power, stirring after each, until the chocolate is completely melted. Dip the lower two thirds of the strawberries in the melted white chocolate. Then, dip the lower third of the strawberries in the blue sugar or spoon it onto the strawberry. Place on wax paper until completely cool. (Source)
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Want to pop patriotic popcorn?  All you have to do is add food coloring after popping it and voila!
patriotic popcorn
For more simple July 4th recipes, visit our Pinterest board, “Fun Holiday Ideas.”

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