Five Fun and Easy Fourth of July Desserts

When it comes to Fourth of July desserts, the name of the game is minimum effort, maximum impact. In other words, I don’t want to kill myself putting something elaborate together in the middle of the workweek…but I don’t want to be on napkin duty next year, either. And considering it’s approximately 17,000° here in south Louisiana, I’d prefer to do all of that without turning on my oven.

See a full list of local Fourth of July activities here.

Luckily many have gone before us and left a plethora of great ideas at our fingertips. I’ve combed through hundreds of them to narrow it down to a handful of great recipes. These are simple, low effort, and can be done in a matter of minutes. Most without turning your oven on! I did make a couple exceptions but I promise, they’re worth it.

This is more of a project than a recipe, but it doesn’t get much easier. Grab a box of your favorite ice cream sandwiches and a some festive sprinkles at your local grocery, then let the kids go to town! 

A crowd favorite made with cake mix, jello, and whipped topping. Start it now because the longer it chills in the fridge, the better it tastes. 

I’ll personally be making this spruced up angel food cake for the holiday. It’s simple, impressive, and doesn’t require an oven: everything I was looking for! 

Though not as festive as the other desserts on this list, it doesn’t get much more summer than sweet, sticky, messy s’mores. 

Yes, you’ll have to turn on the oven but these cookies are baked so quickly there won’t even be time for your house to heat up. And who doesn’t love a soft, chewy sugar cookie?

What are your favorite Fourth of July desserts? Let us know in the comments below! And from all of us at NSP, have a fun and safe holiday!
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Hi there, I’m Christy! I am a Slidell native and currently live on the north side of town with my husband and our two girls, ages four and six. By day I manage for Panera Bread, and by night I bake and decorate for my home business, The Little Things Cakes. Thank you for stopping by and being a part of our parenting community!

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Christy Broady
Hi there, I’m Christy! I am a Slidell native and currently live on the north side of town with my husband and our two girls, ages four and six. By day I manage for Panera Bread, and by night I bake and decorate for my home business, The Little Things Cakes. Thank you for stopping by and being a part of our parenting community!

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