This Red White & Blue No Bake Dessert Recipe is perfect for super hot summer days!
You know what I am talking about.
Those days when you don't want to turn on your oven, but want something sweet to feed a crowd!
Oh, and it also needs to be something light.
Because it is 100 degrees.
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What Is In The Red, White And Blue Cake?
There are two parts to this easy no-bake cake.
The base is made by finely chopping up vanilla sandwich cookies in a food processor. Then, the cake on top is made with mostly whipped topping, marshmallows, and milk.
You can decorate it however you want - that's the fun part!
I like to make this patriotic no-bake cake look festive with red, white, and blue candies on top.
Why You'll Love This 4th of July No Bake Dessert
This easy Patriotic No Bake Dessert Recipe is not overly sweet, but just sweet enough to make everyone happy!
There's nothing easier than a no-bake cake that you don't have to decorate! Just add some sprinkles and candies on top and it's ready to be served!
More Quick and Easy Patriotic Desserts
Check out these delicious recipes that I have shared over the years that are just perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran's Day.
Like our Red White and Blue Popsicles Recipe!
I think you will love them all, especially our Red White and Blue Cookie Pizza for 4th of July! Of course, this is just a small selection of patriotic recipes!
But we have LOTS and lots of recipes on the blog that are perfect for your summer celebrations, like this Red, White & Blue Marshmallow Pops Recipe!
Just search through my red, white and blue recipes page.
Red White and Blue Recipes
How to make this Red White and Blue Cake
This simple no-bake cake can be made in just a few minutes.
It's the perfect last-minute cake recipe for a Memorial Day cookout or 4th of July party.
Ingredients needed to make a Red White and Blue Cake
All the exact ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card. First, here is what you'll need from the store.
- Vanilla sandwich cookies
- Butter, melted
- Mini marshmallows
- Frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Red, white and blue M&M candies
- Red, white and blue sprinkles plus more for topping
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4th of July No Bake Dessert Steps With Pictures
If you enjoy seeing how a recipe is made, keep scrolling. Here's how I made this easy no-bake dessert.
First, add the sandwich cookies to a food processor and process for 10 seconds or until crumbly.
Mix with melted butter and press into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
Set the completed mixture aside.
Add marshmallows and milk to a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 60 seconds on high power.
Stir well and return to the microwave for an additional 60 seconds on high powder and stir until smooth.
Let stand to cool (about 30 minutes), stirring occasionally until cool.
Add whipped topping to the marshmallow mix and stir well.
Fold in ½ cup sprinkles.
Spread on top of crust.
Top with M&M candies and sprinkles. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. I
You can swap out the golden/vanilla sandwich cookies for Oreos/chocolate, too. And feel free to use your favorite candies on top! You don't have to use M&Ms.
Add M&Ms Last
If you put on the M&M candies the day before serving, they do bleed a little bit while they are refrigerated, but it is not the end of the world if you ask me!
Cut into slices before serving.
How Many People It Serves
This Red White & Blue No Bake Dessert Recipe serves 24.
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Red White & Blue No Bake Dessert Recipe
- 48 vanilla sandwich cookies
- 1 stick ½ cup, butter, melted
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 large tub 16 oz, frozen whipped topping, thawed
- red white and blue M&M candies
- ½ cup red white and blue sprinkles plus more for topping
- Add sandwich cookies to a food processor and process for 10 seconds or until crumbly.
- Mix with melted butter and press into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
- Add marshmallows and milk to a large, microwave safe bowl and microwave for 60 seconds on high power.
- Stir well and return to the microwave for an additional 60 seconds on high powder and stir until smooth.
- Let stand to cool (about 30 minutes), stirring occasionally until cool.
- Add whipped topping to the marshmallow mix and stir well. Fold in ½ cup sprinkles.
- Spread on top of crust. Top with M&M candies and sprinkles. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
- Cut into slices before serving.