Kid-Friendly 4th of July Recipes From Your Favorite Bloggers!

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With the 4th of July right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a few fantastic kid-friendly 4th of July recipes from our favorite bloggers!

I know that we all love our 4th of July cookouts with the classic side dishes, but sometimes our kids aren’t so keen on potato and macaroni salad…so why not meet them halfway and serve up one of these tasty treats for dessert?

These kid-friendly 4th of July recipes are not only delicious but so easy to make that you can even get the kids involved in the process!

Kid-Friendly 4th of July Recipes

First up are these super fun Patriotic 4th of July Rice Crispy Treats from Jen at The Suburban Mom. I just love the splash of color and the fun little flags on top!

These would make a great centerpiece for your BBQ table too!

patriotic treats 4th of july

I love munchies and this Patriotic Popcorn Crunch recipe by Brett at Mama Loves Her Bargains looks incredible, doesn’t it?

I can see the kids munching away on it while the parents man the grill – or the whole family enjoying their own bowl while watching a movie after dinner!


This 4th of July Fruit Salad would make the perfect side dish for your 4th of July BBQ, or even just a yummy snack on a hot summer day!

You can find plenty more mouth-watering recipes by Tonya on


And now for my favorite meal of ANY BBQ…the dessert!

This patriotic raspberry coconut cake dessert by Danielle at Simm Works Family combines the best of both worlds: cake and fruit!

What a deliciously sneaky way to get the kids eat eat more fruit!


If you’re looking for an even easier dessert to serve at your next summertime gathering, check out this 4th of July fruit kabobs recipe by Linette at Kids Fun Reviewed.

This is another one of those recipes that your children would love to help with!


Or, if you’re all about the cake – because let’s face it, I certainly am! – check out this awesome Red White and Blue Cupcakes Recipe by Ashley at Crunchy Frugalista!


Do you have any yummy 4th of July recipes that you’d like to share?

I’d love to hear your ideas!

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  1. says

    I don’t know if Jello Poke Cake is considered ‘kid-friendly’ but I made it as a joke several years ago, and it was an instant hit with my party guests. Now they request it!

  2. says

    These look so good!! I would love that watermelon blueberry salad simply for the star watermelon pieces (even though I would have to seperate my fruits b/c I like salt on my watermelon LOL

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