4th of July desserts


3 fun 4th of July desserts that are easy to make and perfect for a BBQ!

Hello friends! Happy Tuesday! Can you believe the 4th of July is just around the corner?! This year is flying by! I’m so excited though. The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays!

Looking for an easy dessert to take along to your family BBQ? These yummy desserts are patriotic, EASY, and most importantly delicious!

Watermelon stars are always a big hit!


watermelon stars...the perfect addition to any 4th of July BBQ!

Mini banana splits, 4th of July edition? Yes please!

Watermelon Stars

  • Watermelon
  • Small cookie cutter star

watermelon stars step by step copy

All you need to create these watermelon stars is a juicy red watermelon and a small cookie cutter star.  Slice one inch pieces from the watermelon and then push the cookie cutter through the watermelon to create the stars.

mini banana splits....perfect for the 4th of July! Chocolate dipped “banana split”

  • Bananas
  •  Blue Wilton candy melts
  • 4th of July sprinkles
  • Whipped cream topping
  • Stemilt cherries

First peel and cut the tips of the banana. Then cut the banana into 3 slices. Next place the Wilton candy melts into a small bowl and microwave for one minute, or until melted. Stir the candy coating and then dip the banana into the chocolate. Then add the sprinkles to the sides. Place bananas on a piece of wax paper to set. When ready to serve, add whipped topping and a cherry on top. Splits inspired from Bakers Royal birthday ones!


Chocolate dipped cherries

  •  Blue Wilton candy melts
  • 4th of July sprinkles
  • Stemilt cherries

Place the Wilton candy melts into a small bowl and microwave for one minute, or until melted. Stir the candy coating and then dip the cherries into the chocolate and add sprinkles to the sides. Place on wax paper to set. 

chocolate dipped cherries...perfect for the 4th of July!

For even more 4th of July desserts check out this post >> 15 4th of July desserts.

15 yummy 4th of July desserts

So what do you plan on making for the 4th?!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Ramona posted on May 28, 2014 at 9:10 am (#

    How do you keep the banana’s from turning brown until its time to serve them.

    • gabby posted on June 30, 2014 at 11:10 pm (#

      I would probably recommend placing them in a freezer (keeps them cool) and using slightly unripe bananas, they dont turn brown as quickly (but I’d still probably wanna make them only just before they will be served, like,within a couple hours)

      • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm (#

        I agree, I would recommend making them a couple hours before to get the best results! :)

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:50 pm (#

      Hi Ramona! I made these a few hours before and they stayed pretty good. I also made sure the bananas weren’t too ripe!

  2. jamie@kreyv posted on July 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm (#

    Those banana splits are to die for. Can’t wait to try them! I am including them on my post tomorrow about Independence Day treats. I will link back to your original post. Thanks for sharing!


    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2014 at 3:16 pm (#

      Thanks for the feature Jamie! I love patriotic they are, yet they are so simple to make!

  3. sue/the view from great island posted on July 3, 2014 at 10:47 am (#

    Those cherries are adorable — pinned and shared!