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