You only get these Independence Day delicacies once a year, so why deprive yourself of enjoying them all day long? Whether sugary delights, meaty must-haves, or fresh fruits make your mouth water, there are endless ways to bring your favorite snacks to the front lawn.


1. Grilled Corn Kebabs

Grilled Corn Kebab
Grilled to perfection and made with a fun combination of coconut, lime, and various spices, these kebabs are a summer must and a delight for eaters of all ages.

Site: http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/spicy-coconut-lime-grilling-sauce/


2. Berry, Brownie, and Mallow Kebabs

Berry Brownie Marshmellow kebabs
Satisfy body and soul with this combination of fruit, chocolate, and marshmallows. Lightly drizzle melted chocolate over these lil’ darlin’s and try not to let them distract you from the fireworks!

Site: http://www.melskitchencafe.com/brownie-fruit-kebabs/


3. Rocket Dogs

Rocket Hot Dogs
Okay, but really. Aren’t these just too fun?

Site: http://foodanddrinkrecipecollections.blogspot.com/2013/08/strawberry-shortcake-kabobs-this.html


4. Star-Struck Raspberry Lemonade

Star-Struck Raspberry Lemonade

Nothing beats a cool glass of lemonade after a hot day. Trimming the rims with colored sugar will make these tall glasses of raspberry deliciousness even more satisfying to sip on.

Site: http://grandparentsplus.com/4th-of-july-food-favorites/4thofjulylemonademyrecipesemonade-su-600567-x/


5. Firework-Frosted Cupcakes

Firework-Frosted Cupcakes

These may look hard to make, but all these cupcakes require are a white cake mix, butter cream icing, and a grass tip icing tool!

Site: www.thegardeningcook.com/fourth-of-july-cupcake-patriotic-recipes/



6. Star-Spangled Strawberries

Star-Spangled Strawberries

Dipped once in white chocolate and then once in sparkly blue sprinkles, these strawberries are as fun to make as they are to eat! Just the thing to keep your kids’ hands far, far away from the hot grill.

Site: http://thisisbeige.blogspot.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-strawberries.html


7. Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Another yummy cool-down, this homemade froyo is the perfect combination of sweet, rich, and tart. It’s fairly simple to make, but make sure you plan ahead if you’re using fresh berries instead of frozen ones!

Site: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/raspberry_chocolate_chip_frozen_yogurt.html


8. Tomato Mozzarella Flag

Tomato Mozzarella Flag

You may have seen our grand old flag recreated with fruit or even candy, but have you ever tried using tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves? Now’s here’s a platter that’s sure to satisfy those who favor the savory.

Tomato Mozzarella Skewer

Too tasty for words? Try sliding all three onto a bamboo skewer with a dab of balsamic vinegar. Mmmm mmm.

Site: http://wenderly.com/2012/07/03/fresh-mozzarella-tomato-basil-flag/

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