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

Happy Fourth! We rounded up the easiest, tastiest desserts for you and the kids to make this weekend.

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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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