Monday, July 3, 2017

July 4th 2017 Recipes + Patriotic Red, White, & Blue Desserts.

July 4th 2017 Recipes + Patriotic Red, White, & Blue Desserts.
july 4th patriotic red white and blue desserts recipes

July 4th is finally here, so get ready to pop/watch those fireworks, fire up the grill, and get that music going. Honestly, it’s just such a fun holiday and it’s summertime so you can do whatever like go swimming, throw a party, hit the water park, cookout, shoot or go watch some fireworks, whatever you like to celebrate.
july 4th patriotic red white and blue desserts recipes

One of the things I highly recommend you doing this July 4th though is making these yummy patriotic red white and blue recipes and desserts. All of these were found and inspired by Pinterest and very cute and also will be super yummy and I plan on making some myself on the 4th. So, let me stop rambling and get into the FOOOOD!


Patriotic Pretzels.

What you’ll need;

-Pretzels you can use sticks or twisted.
-Candy melts (red, white, and blue)
Directions;

1.     Melt your candy melts in separate bowls for each different color.
2.     Dip your pretzels completely if using small twisted pretzels if not only about halfway for sticks.
3.     Add matching sprinkles (white stars?), swirl it with a different color than you dipped in, or even do an American flag look to them!

And it’s that simple and super yummy! Very cute also.

4TH of July Dipped Patriotic Strawberries.

This one is just as simple you guys all you’ll need is;

-Strawberries
-Candy Melts (red white and blue)
-Sprinkles (Red white or blue or all 3)

Directions;

1.     Melt your candy melts in a separate bowl again for each different color.
2.     Dip your strawberries as far in as you want and with each color pattern, you would like. I did mine white first all over, then halfway blue, then the bottom red.
3.     Add your sprinkles! I just added some sparkly type red sprinkles to the bottom of mine to add a little sparkle and more color.

Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad.

This recipe is great for if you’re having a party/cookout or something or just want to cook a bunch of different sides and things for the 4th.

What you’ll need;

-One 5 lb bag of russet potatoes medium
-1 cup sour cream
-1/2 cup mayo
-1 package of bacon, cooked and crumbled
-1 small onion chopped
-chives, to taste
-1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
-Salt and pepper to taste

Directions;

1.     Wash the potatoes and poke holes in them with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour or until fork tender.
2.     Cool and then cut potatoes into bite sized chunks. If you want you can leave the skin on because it makes it look prettier plus there are more nutrients left in the potatoes. You can also put them in a separate bowl and once they cool enough put them in the fridge to cool all the way. Doing so gives them a great texture and stops the dairy ingredients from getting hot or the cheese from melting. If serving hot then you can just skip this step!
3.     Mix the mayo and sour cream together in a bowl. Add the potatoes, then onions, chives, bacon, and cheese. Also add salt and pepper to taste.
4.     Top with extra shredded cheese, bacon, and chives then serve!

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers.

One of my absolute favorite appetizers/side dishes is definitely some good jalapeno poppers. This is the perfect side/appetizer for any cookout but especially Fourth of July. So I’m going to share my favorite recipe with you guys and it came from my Mom. Super simple to make too.

What you’ll need;

-Jalapeños (However many you think you will need just remember your cutting them in half so count one as two.)
-Cheddar cheese / Velveeta Cheese block
-Cream Cheese
-Bacon
-Toothpicks

Directions;

1.     First, you want to get your jalapeños and just cut them in half evenly. Then grab a spoon and just get out all of the seeds/core. Be careful if you have sensitive skin this might burn a little so wear gloves if needed.
2.     Then just grab your cheddar cheese and cream cheese and just cut out pieces of each of them big enough to fill the inside of the jalapeño. Once you have all of it cut, just squeeze it inside of the jalapeño until its filled and fits well but also has enough cheese inside. Cream cheese ones all you have to do is spread it usually. Do one half cream cheese, the other cheddar or however you would like.
3.     Once you have your cheese in them just wrap one piece of bacon around each jalapeño. If the bacon is too big and has too much around the jalapeño, just cut the bacon in half or just until it’s the right size.
4.     After you have your bacon wrapped around each one, just stick a toothpick through the center of each one so the bacon stays in place while cooking.
5.     Then just align those evenly on a baking sheet and pop those in an oven at about 350 to 400 degrees and just cook about 30 minutes or longer depending on your oven type. Mine took about 30-45 minutes. Just see if they have softened up any and make sure your bacon is cooked completely and cheese is melted.

So that is all for this post you guys and I hope you enjoyed. Here is a link to my July 4th Pinterest board if you would like to check out any more cool recipes for July 4th, drink recipes, or party décor and house décor ideas for July 4th

Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post and check back for more soon! J

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