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One of my favorite celebrations is 4th of July and today I wanted to share with you a fast & easy 4th of July fruit dessert platter you or your kids can make into a flag to celebrate the holiday.
This is an easy and festive 4th dish and I have to say that this delivers on the red, white, & blue.
Since I am gluten-free, I often have to bypass the dessert trays.
As an adult, it is not a big a deal.
As a child, the dessert table is EVERYTHING, especially when it comes to holiday feasting.
I wanted to create this cute tray just for them and I found these glutino gluten-free yogurt covered pretzels are not only a fantastic way to add the white we needed for our stripes, but they also are highly addictive and delicious.
You can certainly make your own white chocolate covered pretzels, if you are feeling ambitious, but these cut down on the time invested in creating our cute tray!
Flag cupcake picks can be a great way to festively pick up a berry (or ten).
I found these at a local party supplies store and they are an adorable touch to a festive spread.
I think the best part about this tray is that it is not only relatively healthy, but it is also a tray that you can confidently create and know it will get eaten.
After a big cookout, light desserts are a wonderful addition to the table for snacking on.
Have too many desserts on your table?
Save this to serve up during the fireworks.
It will be gone before it even gets dark enough to see them!
Check out the instructions below on how many supplies you need to put this tray together!
4th of July Flag Fruit Dessert Tray
Serves: 8 servings
A fast & festive gluten-free fruit dessert tray your guests will flip for.
- 2 pints strawberries trimmed, rinsed, and dried
- 1 pint blueberries, rinsed
- 2 packages of glutino yogurt-covered pretzels (or white chocolate regular pretzels, if not going gluten-free on this tray)
- On a 9×13 cookie sheet, place a small clear plastic (or glass) square container of berries to create your blue flag corner.
- Now alternate the red berries and white pretzels in stripes until you have filled your tray.
While you are here, these are a few more of my favorite 4th of July ideas on MomAdvice! xo
Make a 4th of July wreath out of cupcake picks (world’s easiest festive touch!)
Teach your kids about the REAL 4th of July Heroes (the reason we all celebrate!)
Turn a tool cart into a bar cart for the 4th (adorable girl not included!)
Keep the bugs away with DIY Citronella Candles (made in your slow cooker!)
Make a Red, White, & Blueberry Trifle (another light & easy dessert!)
Wow your guests with this Watermelon Granita (just 3-ingredients!)
Or blend up leftover watermelon into this Watermelon Lime & Coconut Ice (I love leftovers!)
Make a festive Blueberry Sangria Lemonade for toasting the holiday (cheers and cheers again!)
Leftover berries? Turn them into a protein-packed Berry Quinoa Parfait.
Everyone loves a good salad! Greek Quinoa Salad is yummy and gluten-free (winning!)
Why have one salad when you can have two? Lemony Spinach & Tomato Quinoa Salad is delicious (even at room temperature!)
I am all about the caprese so this Pasta Caprese Salad really fits the 4th of July bill! (can be made gluten-free with a pasta substitute)
Did someone say caprese? These 5-ingredient Caprese Chops would be delicious on the grill.
Feeling Fancy? Try the World’s Best Steak Marinade (it makes cheap cuts taste gourmet!)
Rained out? Restaurant-Worthy Steak on the stove. In your face, rain!