Easy Fourth of July Recipes that the Kids Can Help Make

June 30, 2012

4th of July Recipes Watermelon Stars

Photo via Hip Hip Hooray blog

There are a ton of cute Fourth of July recipes going around, but many use artificial food coloring and the others are pretty involved. I’m all for a good kitchen project, but the Fourth of July is the kind of holiday that calls for a cocktail and relaxed outdoor time. Instead, I say do some simple grilling, get the kids to make a few fun, easy treats, and then celebrate your independence from your kitchen.

If you’re down with my plan, here’s what you need to do…

Hit Amazon and order these star shaped cookie cutters (it’s available through Prime). And grab a few of these blue and white striped paper straws or maybe the red and white striped straws—I love both and they are also available through Prime. Then, grab some watermelon, blueberries and strawberries. This is your basic kit for easy Fourth of July treats that the kids can help make.

You might also want to get puffed rice cereal and marshmallows to make these:


Photo: Rachel Lacy of 5 Minutes for Mom

Or apples to make these:


Photo: Naomi of Baker's Royale

Some booze might be in order for this. (Or just make a juicy version.)


Photo: Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

Hop on over to Cool Mom Picks to link to the recipes for all the treats above and the rest of my Fourth of July recipe picks from around the web.

You can also check out some of my own festive recipes like:

This super easy dessert called Eton Mess. (Add blueberries to get a patriotic color scheme going!)
Eton Mess Recipe OneHungryMama

Fruity sugar rim for cocktails and mocktails. (Again, throw some dried blueberries into the mix to get in the red, white and blue spirit.)
Raspberry Pineapple Cocktail Rimming Sugar


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