After a day of Fourth of July parades and other fun-filled activities, grills are fired up and picnic blankets unfurled. On the table, nestled amongst the stacks of hot dogs, hamburgers, and cups of lemonade, you’ll find a spot for your perfectly patriotic dish. If you’re still searching for something easy to make yet stunning and delicious, we’ve got you covered. We’ve found 7 brilliantly simple red, white, and blue recipes that will be the hit of your holiday picnic, potluck, or barbecue. Settle in for a night of amazing food, great friends, and show-stopping fireworks!
- No Cook Berry Éclair Crunch Cake
Fresh, plump berries, a sweet, cloud-like filling, and a crunchy lemon layer come together in this luscious No-Cook Berry Eclair Crunch Cake. It’s splendidly no-bake, and whips up in minutes. Use our favorite Good Cook Rectangular Ceramic Dish or the nonstick GoodCook AirPerfect 9×13″ Pan to whip up this sweet treat.
2. Summertime Donut Ice Cream Shortcake
Instead of serving the same-old stuff, why not twist it up this year with a red, white and blue DIY Donut Hole Shortcake bar? Guaranteed to please kids of all ages (and grown-ups, too!) this simple idea requires no baking. Start with donut holes and load up your bowl with ice cream and patriotic toppings. Prep and wash with the Good Cook Berry Colander – perfect for rinsing berries of all kinds.
3. Red, White, and Blue Cracker Plate With Salted Honey Ricotta
Snack away without the guilt with this delightful Red, White, and Blue Cracker Plate. Salted ricotta gets laced with honey, then piled onto a baking sheet with crackers and piles of beautiful berries. Best of all? This dish is splendidly simple to put together.
4. Star Spangled Cookie Bites
These festive, supremely simple, and deliciously fruity Star Spangled Cookie Bites are the perfect treat for any summer spectacular! Ready-bake sugar cookie dough makes these delicious treats easy to prepare. We used the Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan to bake up these portable little treats.
5. 4th of July Chex Mix
Chocolaty Muddy Buddies™ and pretzels get coated with all the patriotic colors in this super simple, party-perfect red, white and blue snackable treat! Make this 4th of July Chex Mix to keep hungry snackers satisfied. Spread your goodies on a Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick Sheet Pan for quick cleanup.
6. Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Shortcake
Need an easy and festive dessert? This Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Shortcake is made with cake mix, frozen whipped topping, and fresh berries, keeping it simple and delicious! Our cake pan of choice is the Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick Quarter Sheet Cake Pan, and we think you’ll love it too!
7. Red, White, and Blue Bites
Juicy watermelon and blueberries, sweet basil and salty feta come together in this easy, tasty no-bake appetizer. Serve up these Red, White, and Blue Bites to bring summer flavors to your next party. The Good Cook Touch Double Melon Baller serves up perfect spheres melon and cheese, so we grab this handy little gadget for pre-party kitchen duty.