Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Last Minute Fourth of July Treats

Has the Fourth of July holiday snuck up on anyone else?  I get so excited that summer is here every Memorial Day, but by the end of June, I'm running around doing a million things.  Today, I have four festive last minute snack ideas to bring to that picnic or firework-watching party this weekend.  The best part is that they're all made with fruit (so they're basically healthy).
Fruit and yogurt flag
What you'll need: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, yogurt-covered pretzels, yogurt-covered raisins, a small bowl, and a rectangular tray
What you'll do: Place blueberries in the small bowl on the top left of the tray.  Arrange rows of strawberries, yogurt pretzels/yogurt raisins, and raspberries on the tray to form the stripes of the American flag.
Watermelon Firecrackers
What you'll need: watermelon, sprinkles, star cookie cutter, and paper straws
What you'll do: Slice the watermelon into inch-thick slices.  Cut heart shapes out of the watermelon and stick onto straws.  Finish with a few sprinkles!
Fruit and granola kabobs
What you'll need: strawberries, blueberries, granola cereal, and wooden skewers
What you'll do: Create red, white, and blue treats by skewering the fruit and granola.
Fruit ice cubes
What you'll need: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and a muffin tin.
What you'll do: Arrange the berries in each cup and fill the cups with water.  Place the tray in the freezer for 3 hours until solid, and add the cubes to your favorite drink.
If you're looking for even more Independence Day fun, check out more favorite recipes, Strawberry Pretzel Salad and M&M cookie bars, as well as a round up of all things red, white, and blue
What are your weekend plans?


Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

How cute are those star watermelons?! This is the perfect spread for the 4th! Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

BLovedBoston said...

I might have to attempt one of these for my sister's BBQ this weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Lauren Honeycutt said...

These are such great ideas! And I'm so glad you mentioned this, as I had NO idea what to bring to the family 4th bbq!

P!nky said...

These are all so awesome.

Rebecca Jo said...

I love the watermelon stars.
You just make everything look so cute!!!

Carly said...

I love how easy it is to make festive treats for this holiday-- the watermelon stars are so fun!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

These are such good ideas! I've never seen the fruit and granola kabob before! Loving the watermelon sparklers and the fruit ice!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Those watermelon firecrackers look so fun and of course delish <3
Green Fashionista

Julie said...

It stinks that the holiday is on a tuesday because celebrating doesn't include monday but can't wait for fireworks!

Jen said...

I love the watermelon stars! So fun!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

You seriously always make the best looking things! I love that idea for the watermelon, especially since I have a huge one sitting at home! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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