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July 4th is a holiday known for enjoying the company of friends and loved ones. Once the main meal is complete, it’s time to move on to part two: dessert. These no-fail dessert recipes are sure to make your July 4th celebration a little sweeter — and they’re fun and festive, too! From a parfait to a poke cake, these are the sweet treats your guests will LOVE!

6 No-Fail July 4th Desserts

American Flag Cupcakes

The foundation of this dessert idea is Gigi’s Cupcakes. If you don’t have a Gigi’s near you, pick up some similar cupcakes at your local bakeshop. Start with six cupcakes and 19 cheesecakes, and then top with fresh berries and coconut shavings to make this easy, fresh and perfectly fabulous Fourth of July dessert. See the full story HERE.

American flag cupcakes

The foundation for this idea is cupcakes. Get the full story HERE.

Easy Summer Coconut Poke Cake

Coconut cake is the perfect dessert for a summer shindig. Moist and delicious, this cake is easy to make, but it does need to be made a day ahead. Dress it up with colorful strawberries and blueberries for a patriotic spin. Find the recipe HERE.

Coconut poke cake for 4th of July desserts

This scrumptious coconut poke cake is so easy to put together. Find the recipe here.

Chocolate Banana Sparklers

This kid-friendly dessert is both festive and easy to put together. Enjoy these chocolate sparklers right out of the freezer for a refreshing and decadent patriotic treat. Find the recipe HERE.

Chocolate banana sparklers

Try these fun and delicious frozen sparklers for a fun July 4th dessert idea. Find the recipe here.

Grilled Peach and Raspberry Parfait

We love all of the delicious fresh fruit summer provides, and grilling peaches adds a flavor that is just unbeatable. This healthy dessert is guaranteed to be a show-stopper at your Fourth of July barbecue. Find this grilled peach and raspberry parfait recipe HERE.

Grilled peach parfait for 4th of July desserts

This seasonal sweet is guaranteed to impress at your Fourth of July bash. Find the recipe here.

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Frozen Vanilla Lemon Cups

These frozen lemon cups are cold, smooth and fresh, making them an ideal summertime dessert. They’re perfect for your Independence Day gathering. Find the recipe HERE.

Frozen lemon cups

These frozen lemon cups are perfect for the 4th. Find the recipe here.

Apple Crisp

While there may be no more American dessert than apple pie, this apple crisp recipe is pretty darn special, too! With just five ingredients, it’s pretty simple to make, and be sure to top it with some ice-cold vanilla ice cream! Find this apple crisp recipe HERE.

Apple crisp dessert

Apple crisp and vanilla ice cream for the win! Find this recipe HERE.


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