Patriotic Picnic Desserts

Summer is finally here and we’re ready to celebrate! What picnic is complete without the perfect dessert? We scoured the web for the most festive treats to help you ring in the summer season. Break out the red, white and blue napkins and get ready to dig into these tasty, easy-to-make patriotic desserts.


First, we have caramel apple pie cookies. Shaped like little apple pies, these cookies are the easy-to-eat version of everyone’s favorite cookout treat. Cincy Shopper says these cookies only require simple store-bought ingredients, which makes them as easy to make as they are to eat!

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To make these cookies you’ll need:

  • 1 package refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
  • 5 oz caramel topping
  • 10 oz apple pie filling
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar

To get the complete recipe, click here.


Next, we have festive dipped pretzels. These pretzels are a treat for the taste buds and the eyes. Not only are these great for patriotic holidays, but you can make them again for graduation parties or picnics – just change the color! For this recipe, you need some different color candy melts (The 36th Avenue recommended shopping for your candy at Walmart), some pretzel rods and some white sprinkles. So easy!

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For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • White candy melts
  • Red candy melts
  • Blue candy melts
  • Pretzel rods
  • White sprinkles

For the full recipe, click here.


Lastly, we have red, white and blueberry popsicles. Nothing quite says summer like a cool, refreshing popsicle on a hot summer day. These yogurt-based desserts are not only delicious, but they’re also a healthy alternative to some other cookout treats. A good tip from The View from Great Island: use paper cups if you don’t have plastic popsicle molds.

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To make these popsicles you’ll need:

  • A cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Heaping cup of raspberries
  • A cup of blueberries

To get the full recipe, click here.

Not only are these desserts festive and delicious, but they’re all super easy to make! Now there’s no need to stress out about your neighborhood picnic. These desserts will be a huge hit around the cul-de-sac. Dig in!


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