Sweet Tooth: Fourth of July Treats

The Fourth of July is only a couple days away. And if you’re like me, you’re probably not thrilled that it happens to fall on a Wednesday this year. Bummer. Needless to say, it’s still going to be a great day to soak up some sunshine (responsibly) and enjoy a day off with your favorite people. Since I won’t have time to prepare any extravagant treats this year, I thought I’d put together a few simple and straightforward ideas that can be made on the fly.

Here are three festive sweet treats to try this 4th of July holiday… Recipes and photos courtesy of yours truly!

Nutella Berry Crunch

Sweet Tooth: Fourth of July Treats

First off, who doesn’t love Nutella? It’s one of those amazing spreads that you really have no business buying unless you’re in the market for something decadent. And that’s just what these little heavenly crackers are–enticingly indulgent, delicious, easy to construct, and oh-so-delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Nonfat Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Nutella
  • 14 graham crackers, split in half (squares)
  • 4 cups strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 28 blueberries
  • whipped cream

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together ricotta and Nutella until smooth.
  2. Spread ricotta-Nutella mixture over each graham cracker.
  3. Place 4 strawberry slices on each cracker.
  4. Top with whipped cream or your favorite whipped topping such as Cool Whip.
  5. Finish off with a blueberry and enjoy!

 

Berry Bites

Sweet Tooth: Fourth of July Treats

This treat is Bikini Boot Camp approved. Each bite is approximately 35 calories and is sure to hit the spot. They’re incredibly simple to make and are total crowd pleasers too. Plus, they’re just plain cute.

Ingredients

  • Strawberries, hollowed with the tip cut off
  • Nonfat whipped topping (I used Cool Whip)
  • Blueberries

Directions

  1. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of whipped goodness into each strawberry.
  2. Top off each strawberry with a single blueberry.
  3. Enjoy!

 

Patriot Pops

Sweet Tooth: Fourth of July Treats

This is one of my favorite treats. You can easily make these the night before your party. Otherwise, give yourself at least four hours to let them freeze. Either way, they’re very easy to make, they’re Bikini Boot Camp approved (only 45 calories!), and last but certainly not least–they’re beyond yummy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • 2 cups strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries

Directions

  1. Blend together cottage cheese, yogurt, coconut milk and agave nectar or honey until smooth.
  2. Place berries around the perimeter of each popsicle mold. (I put about 6 blueberries and 2 strawberry slices in for each pop.)
  3. Pour in mixture from step #1 until each pop mold is full.
  4. Freeze overnight or for about 3-4 hours until solid.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Which Fourth of July treat are you going to try? If you have a great patriotic dish to share, be sure to post the recipe in the comments below.

Need some party decor inspiration! Check out this fabulous Guest Blog that’s filled with fun and festive ideas and treats.

XO Lauren

P.S. Be sure to check out my 5-minute recipe for Sprinkles on a Stick too. They’re festive, fun and they’re great for kids, adults–everyone!

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  • Amy Breckenridge

    those all look delicious and easy to make lauren!! thanks for sharing :)

    last week i made these cherry vanilla cupcakes which are perfect for the 4th as cherries are in season right now! check them out!

    http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2012/07/cherry-vanilla-cupcakes.html

    xoamy

  • Closet Fix

    Wowza!

    I salivated as soon as this popped up on my screen. I’m a complete sugar addict. (So need a sponsor). Thank goodness these won’t wreak havok on my ever growing hips.

    Xoxo,

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  • Emily Hobbs

    Love all these recipes!! I totally want to make the nutella berry crunches. they look so yummy! Your recipes always look so good! I want to make your berry wonton cups and last week I made your waffle maker 90 second cookies. They were soooo good!! love you Lauren! xo Emily

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    Oh my goodness these all look so delicious!! :)

    http://www.soupforthegirlysoul.blogspot.com

  • Melissa mould

    mmm the ice lolly looks amazing. Great ideas :)

    I did a banana and pineapple cake recipe on my blog recently which is perfect for parties :)

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  • Glorietta88

    I will try for sure Berry Bites!!!

  • Meghan Conard

    Those all look so yummy! Can’t wait to try the Nutella Berry Crunch!

    xx-MC

    Check out my new post on http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

  • Umbrella Drink

    I want to try them all!

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  • Rachel Trampel

    That nutella berry crunch looks amazing! :) By the way, Happy 4th of July week to everyone! :)

    Photos from Greece on the blog today! http://rachelslookbook.com/?p=4640

  • Denisa W

    These are so cute! Will definitely make the berry bites. Here’s another super easy Fourth of July dessert to try.

    http://christinascucina.blogspot.com/2012/07/all-american-red-white-and-blue-mini.html#

  • Petra Zeller

    Mhmmm they look so good.
    xo, Petra

    Take a look on my 4th of july inspiration post today http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

  • Melissa LaRose

    MMMM I am definitely going to have to try this!!

    <3 Melissa

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  • kristen michelle

    I made a a 4th of july triple berry and cheesecake mousse parfait! Check it out at http://platformsandpearls.com/index.html?entry=triple-berry-cheesecake-mousse-parfait

    xo, KMHM

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  • Maddy Orick

    Doesn’t Cool Whip contain trans fats?

  • Kellie Norton

    All of these look so delicious!! I can’t wait to make some red, white & blue cocktails :-) I just LOVE the fourth!! I always buy into the cheesy red/white/blue themed stuff :-) so excited!!

  • Summer Hamilton

    Sounds delicious! Ch ch check out my blog for another amazing desert! :-)

    http://www.katesdelight.blogspot.com

  • Giselle Escamilla

    they look so good!! I want all of them!!!

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    I’m going to give all 3 of these a try! They all look super delicious!!

    http://fitnessmisc.blogspot.com/

  • Angela Christianson

    these look delish! check out my tasty treats at http://tulipsandrain.wordpress.com/category/food/

  • Victoria s

    delicious! im a huge fan of nutella so the first one is one i have to try !

    check out my forth of july outfit,

    pinklovelaugh.blogspot.com

  • Liz Ashbaugh

    These all look amazing! If you’re looking for a fun 4th of July cocktail, try toasting with “”Sparklers”” for a red, white, and blue refreshment with sparkling wine, raspberries, and blueberries! You can click here for instructions and pictures! They’re the perfect compliment for fireworks!

  • Melissa Panici

    All of these look so good but I’m definately going to try the nutella one! Thanks Lauren!

  • Laura Morris

    these look amazing! And Kristen – above the cheesecake mousse looks divine.

    Although Im British I rustled up some Patriotic Oreos, oreos dipped in white chocolate sprinkled with funfettie.

    http://alittlelondon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/patriotic-oreos.html

    They are so tastey and I guess would make a fun addition to a tea time table. What could be better? white chocolate and oreos?

    Laura xx

  • Kimberly Reed

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

  • Cristina Alfier

    oooooh my goooodness!! congrats for your recipes, I’m from italy so we don’t get to celebrate 4th of july but i gave the first 2 recipes a try and they were delicious! really, also my parents loved them. ps. I am not sure if it’s correct recipes-sounds strange to me:)-

  • candyheyn
  • Vanessa R

    They all look amazing!

  • jill s

    these look delicious, another delicous healthy desert that can actualy CURE PMS, is brazilian nut BROWNIES!! check out the recipe here http://tomyb.com/en/blog/35-brownies

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Those Patriot Pops are sooo intriguing! I sooo wanna try them!

  • Amanda Kretchmer

    I tried the sprinkles on a stick only I added gram crackers crumbs with the sprinkles. My family loved them!

  • carena klerkx

    looks delicious!

  • Nikkers

    I’m making the Nutella Berry Crunch for my family BBQ today!

  • Kimberly Reed

    Recipe: Watermelon Sorbet

    Perfect for the summer heat and a wondeful treat for seasonal gatherings! Enjoy this delicious recipe with plenty of fruity substitutes!

    Ingredients

    3 cups water
    1/2 cup stevia
    4 cups seeded, chopped watermelon
    1/4 cup lime juice

    Preparation
    Bring 3 cups water and stevia just to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, stirring until stevia dissolves. Remove from heat. Cool.

    Process above syrup and watermelon, in batches, in a blender until smooth. Stir in lime juice. Cover and chill 2 hours.

    Pour mixture into the freezer container of a 1-gallon ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

    Grapefruit Sorbet: Substitute 3 cups fresh grapefruit juice and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.

    Pineapple Sorbet: Substitute 2 cups chopped pineapple for watermelon and lime juice. Strain and discard pulp after processing mixture in blender, if desired. Proceed as directed.

    Lemon Sorbet: Substitute 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice and 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.

    Orange Sorbet: Substitute 3 cups fresh orange juice and 2 teaspoons grated orange rind for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.

    Strawberry Sorbet: Substitute 5 cups fresh or frozen strawberries and 2 tablespoons lemon juice for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.

    Cantaloupe Sorbet: Substitute 4 cups chopped cantaloupe for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.

    Cherry Sorbet: Substitute 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, prepared, and 1 (16-ounce) jar maraschino cherries for watermelon and lime juice. Strain and discard pulp, if desired. Proceed as directed.

    Raspberry Sorbet: Substitute 5 cups fresh or frozen raspberries for watermelon and lime juice. Proceed as directed.

    Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
    Peacefulmind.com
    Therapies for healing

  • Marisa Mendoza

    Those Berry Bites look so yummy!

  • Gillian Lynch

    Oh my gosh, I want 500 of each please! ;)

  • Sarah Carbajal

    ooops! the 4th is actually on a thurday…

  • Sarah Carbajal

    the 4th is on a Thursday not Wednesday

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