Kid-friendly 4th of July Dessert Ideas We Pinned So You Don’t Have To

The Paperless Post has deployed. The hot dogs and accompanying buns (yes, gluten-free too) are on the Whole Foods order list. The Spotify playlist? You’re basically ready to go on tour with The Chainsmokers. 

Then you remember the shorter attendees: the children. They need their own set of activities and, most importantly, interesting treats. We scoured the most creative foodies on Pinterest to find you a plethora of red-white-and-blue treats kids will love.

The Trending Treat: Tie-dye Fudge

Created by: Taste and Tell 

Stats: Vegetarian, gluten-free

Serves: 32

Adult needed? Yes. Put kids in charge of adding the color and stirring up a storm.


4th of July dessert: Tie-dye White Chocolate Fudge
Image: Taste and Tell

The One Adults Won’t Feel Embarrassed Eating: Fruity Jello Cups

Created by: The First Year

Stats: Gluten-free

Serves: Undetermined, but recipe states 1 box makes approximately 4-5 cups.

Adult needed? Yes. We suggest you make the jello and the kids make it look pretty.


Image: The First Year

The One You’ll Have Zero Guilt About if They Eat Three in a Row: Yogurt Popsicles

Created by: The View From Great Island

Stats: Vegetarian, gluten-free

Serves: 10

Adult needed? Yes, for mixing. Younger ones can have fun pouring the fruity mix in the molds. (Warning: Details-obsessed kids will get serious about making sure the stripes are even.)


4th of July yogurt popsicle dessert
Image: The View From Great Island

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