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Fourth of July Recipes to Make Together With Kids

Get patriotic with your favorite little helper
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Fourth of July is the perfect time to fire up the grill, wear your favorite patriotic clothes and see some celebratory fireworks. But, in order to celebrate the holiday in style, you must have top-notch food. This year, let your children help you in the kitchen with these incredible Fourth of July recipes that you can make with your kids.

Coney Chili Hot Dogs

Coney Chili Hot Dogs
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What’s more American than a hot dog? After grilling up the franks, let your kids add them to the buns and top them with chili, onions and mustard.


For the Coney Chili Hot Dogs recipe, click here.

Polish Cold Cheesecake

Polish Cold Cheesecake
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While this cold strawberry cheesecake recipe may seem like a difficult dessert to make, your little helper can easily lend a hand. Have them make the Jell-O while you work on the harder parts of this incredible dessert.

For the Polish Cold Cheesecake recipe, click here.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders
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While ham and cheese sandwiches may feel like one of those vintage recipes no one makes anymore, they’re actually a perfect easy dish for the Fourth of July. Slice and dice the goods while your kids assemble the sandwiches.

For the Ham and Cheese Sliders recipe, click here.

Berry Milkshakes

Berry Milkshakes
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Before the fireworks go off, try whipping up some of these delicious berry milkshakes. The recipe requires only five ingredients and is one of the best desserts that use frozen fruit. Have your kids add in the fixings, then take over when it comes to turning on the blender.

For the Berry Milkshake recipe, click here.

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza
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Get creative this Fourth of July with this fun fruit pizza recipe. The variety of colors and room for creativity will be the perfect activity for your kids to join in on.

For the Fruit Pizza recipe, click here.

Orange Creamsicle Jell-O

Orange Creamsicle Jell-O
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Beat the heat this Fourth of July with this refreshing orange creamsicle Jell-O. The dessert requires fewer than five ingredients and is very kid-friendly. Your little ones can mix in the whipped cream after you dissolve the gelatin.

For the Orange Creamsicle Jell-O recipe, click here.

Marinated Tomato Basil Salad

Marinated Tomato Basil Salad
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This is one of those recipes that your Fourth of July guests will rave about for some time. It uses the best seasonal summer ingredients and makes for the perfect side dish. After you chop the tomatoes and make the dressing, let your kids shake all of the ingredients together.

For the Marinated Tomato Basil Salad recipe, click here.

Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Pops

Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Pops
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Not only are these strawberry lemonade frozen pops perfect to make with your kids, but they’re also a beautiful pale pink color that will elevate your Fourth of July spread. Turn lemons into something other than lemonade with a great dessert.

For the Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Pops, click here.

Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket

Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket
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You can never go wrong with pigs in a blanket. They're one of those retro appetizers that are often overlooked but remain a real crowd pleaser. Let your kids brush on the egg wash and top the pastries with everything bagel seasoning.

For the Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket recipe, click here.

Berries on a Cloud Cupcakes

Berries on a Cloud Cupcakes
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Not only is this recipe patriotic in color, but it also tastes like heaven. Have your kids line the muffin tin while you mix the cake ingredients together. And, if you happen to be out of the necessary ingredients, check out these cooking and baking substitutions you should know about.

For the Berries on a Cloud Cupcakes recipe, click here.

Outrageous Barbecued Nachos

Outrageous Barbecued Nachos
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These barbecue nachos call for not one, not two, but three different types of meat. For all of the barbecue lovers at your Fourth of July bash, this dish will be the hero. It’s a great way to use any leftovers you may have from the previous night’s dinner. Let your kids top the nachos with cheese and jalapeños.

For the Outrageous Barbecued Nachos recipe, click here.

Fresh Raspberry Tart

Fresh Raspberry Tart
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This red-colored dessert will definitely add some patriotic color to your backyard barbecue. Make the crust from scratch or use a store-bought one. Give your child the duty of spreading the raspberry sauce over top of the filling layer. This is just one of many impressive recipes that you can make with store-bought crust.

For the Fresh Raspberry Tart recipe, click here.

Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats
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Rice krispie treats are perfect for almost any occasion, so why not serve them at your Fourth of July get-together? This recipe takes only 15 minutes to prepare and is the perfect recipe to make at home with your kids.

For the Rice Krispie Treats recipe, click here.

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad
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This flavor-packed dish will surely have that wow factor when served at your Fourth of July party. The insanely refreshing and colorful salad takes less than an hour to make.

For the Watermelon and Cucumber Salad recipe, click here.

Patriotic Cake Pops

Patriotic Cake Pops
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If you can’t see fireworks this Fourth of July, these patriotic cake pops will add enough flare to make up for it. From the moist center to the white chocolate shell, this recipe will put the sweetest dessert shop in your state to shame.

For the Patriotic Cake Pops recipe, click here.

Sloppy Joe Jalopy Sandwiches

Sloppy Joe Jalopy Sandwiches
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Sloppy joes are one of those classic foods that make you feel nostalgic, and this kid-friendly recipe is no exception. If you’re having little ones at your Fourth of July bash, this creative spin on a popular dish will surely bring a smile to their faces.

For the Sloppy Joe Jalopy Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Red, White and Blue Pizza

Red, White and Blue Pizza
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The reason this dish is Fourth of July worthy is in its name: Red, White and Blue Pizza. Let your children add the toppings — potatoes, fresh mozzarella and arugula — while you preheat the oven. But, once you stick the pizza into the oven, make sure you keep the door closed — not doing so is one of those bad cooking habits you need to stop now.

For the Red, White and Blue Pizza recipe, click here.

Berry Semifreddo

Berry Semifreddo
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Berry semifreddo may sound challenging but it’s actually quite simple to make. Chocolate is paired with your choice of berries and mixed with egg whites, sugar and cream to make for a light, mousse-like dessert. Have your kids top it off with whipped cream once it’s done. The mixture can last in the freezer for up to two weeks.

For the Berry Semifreddo recipe, click here.

Oven-Roasted Corn

Oven-Roasted Corn
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This oven-roasted corn is a great dish to serve alongside perfectly grilled steak or chicken at your backyard barbecue. Have your child add six ears of corn to a pan, then you can pour melted butter over the corn and cook it for about 20 minutes or until it’s tender.

For the Oven-Roasted Corn recipe, click here.

Chocolate S’Mores Bars

Chocolate S’Mores Bars
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You’ll be giving the best chocolate shop in your state a run for its money with this chocolate s’mores recipe that’s perfect to make with your kids. Packed with M&M’s, peanut butter, marshmallows and graham crackers, this recipe is a great way to wrap up the Fourth of July holiday.

For the Chocolate Bliss S’Mores Bars recipe, click here.

Salt and Pepper Party Skewers

Salt and Pepper Party Skewers
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These salt and pepper party skewers are simultaneously creative and classic. After letting your kids help make the peanut dressing, you can start on the skewers. When prepping, make sure to season generously — this is one of those kitchen hacks you likely learned from your parents.

For the Salt and Pepper Party Skewers recipe, click here.

Coconut Berry Shortcake Trifle

Coconut Berry Shortcake Trifle
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A trifle is the perfect dessert for you to try making if you’re an amateur baker. The blend of coconut cake, strawberries and blackberries will make for a deliciously sweet and tart dessert this Fourth of July.

For the Coconut Berry Shortcake Trifle recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Cake

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Cake
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Layers of cake and blueberries are paired with a decadent cream cheese frosting to make for a delicious gluten-free recipe made from pantry staples.

For the Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Cake recipe, click here.

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad
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Cater to your vegetarian friends with this refreshing recipe for cucumber salad. Once you chop up the cucumbers, olives and onions, have your child add them to the bowl and pour the dressing in. This is a great summer side dish to serve for your Fourth of July party.

For the Cucumber Salad recipe, click here.

Strawberry Popsicles With Chocolate Drizzle

Strawberry Popsicles With Chocolate Drizzle
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When you head to the grocery store to pick up the fixings for your backyard barbecue, don’t forget the ingredients for strawberry popsicles. This snack takes just 10 minutes to prepare, and your kids are sure to get a kick out of adding the popsicle sticks to the mold.

For the Strawberry Popsicles With Chocolate Drizzle recipe, click here.

Three Ingredient Red, White and Blue Chocolate Bark

Three Ingredient Red, White and Blue Chocolate Bark
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We don’t know about you, but chocolate bark is up there with snickerdoodles and puppy chow when it comes to childhood desserts we miss. But who says they have to stay in the past? This Fourth of July, give the people what they want with this patriotic take on chocolate bark.

For the Three Ingredient Red, White and Blue Chocolate Bark recipe, click here.

Easy Homemade Healthy Popsicles

Easy Homemade Healthy Popsicles
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After decorating your house for the Fourth of July, get started on these delicious yet healthy popsicles. You’ll feel no shame letting your kids fill up on these amazing treats made with fresh fruit.

For the Easy Homemade Healthy Popsicles recipe, click here.

Blueberry Basil Hand Pies

Blueberry Basil Hand Pies
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If you’re looking for a way to use up eggs that are about to expire, trying baking this recipe for blueberry basil hand pies. These crowd pleasers take only 15 minutes to prepare and are packed with fresh blueberries and finished off with pastry icing.

For the Blueberry Basil Hand Pies recipe, click here.

Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders
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Pulled pork sliders are a barbecue classic. Let your kids pour the barbecue sauce onto the pork before cooking it.

For the Pulled Pork Sliders recipe, click here.

Red, White and Blue Dessert Fruit Pizza

Red, White and Blue Dessert Fruit Pizza
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Wondering what could be better than pizza? Dessert pizza. This impressive dish uses blueberries and raspberries to take on the shape of the American flag. After it’s done baking, let your children decorate the dish with fruit. And, if you’re looking for more delicious pizza recipes to make on Fourth of July, click here.

For the Red White and Blue Dessert Fruit Pizza recipe, click here.

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