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Celebrate July Fourth With These DIY Patriotic Treats

May 23, 2018 | By Louis Tully

The Fourth of July is a time in our country when families and friends come together to celebrate America’s birthday. Naturally, we celebrate this special day in our nation just like we would any other birthday - with pool parties, backyard barbecues and yes, food! If it’s your turn to host this most patriotic of parties, but the only thing keeping you afloat from one paycheck to the next is an installment loan, have no fear. Take a look at some of these tasty patriotic treats that are beautiful, delicious and, you guessed it, affordable!

Fruit and Brownie Kebabs

Everybody loves kebabs for dinner, especially at a backyard barbecue, but what about whipping up some special dessert kebabs? For this little treat, all you’ll need are brownies, marshmallows, strawberries, blueberries and of course, the skewers. Simply slide each ingredient onto the skewers, alternating between red, white and blue. Once they are completed, lay all your kebabs down on a serving tray and drizzle some chocolate syrup over them for the final touch. Viola! Easy and cheap tasty little treats.

Patriotic Paper Cones

This idea comes from the very well-known Martha Stewart. It’s cheap, easy and perfect for handling snacks. For this little project, you’ll need matte heavyweight paper, scissors and glue or double-sided tape. Print out the cone clip art (provided in the link above), then follow the two simple steps to put it together. When you’re done making your cones, feel free to fill them with a tasty snack, like potato chips, popcorn, trail mix, etc.

Mixed Berry Tart

This is a tasty treat that tastes as good as it looks! It’s an easy-to-make summertime dessert featuring almond filling, mixed berries and whipped cream. The end result is a patriotic-themed mouthwatering tart that everyone at the party will want a piece of. With an estimated prep time of 30 minutes and a cook time of 20 minutes, you can have this dish ready for the party in less than an hour!

So there you have it - a few affordable snack and dessert ideas that you can easily incorporate into your 4th of July party in no time at all. It just goes to show that you can still go the extra mile when the occasion calls for it without blowing your budget. Click here for even more ideas for making edible red, white and blue creations.