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By Rachel Becker

Making that perfect red, white and blue party treat can be overwhelming, especially if you are short on time and lack a culinary degree. That doesn’t mean you can’t make something beautiful! We have rounded up some of the most mouthwatering and easy-to-make dishes from Pinterest that will impress even the toughest of party critics!

Firecracker Popcorn

The Nerd's Wife Blog

This fun and festive popcorn recipe only requires 4 ingredients to make, and is a great snack for a backyard barbecue. The pop rocks add texture and sweetness to the popcorn, and the sprinkles add a nice color that makes this popcorn perfectly patriotic. See the pin.

Flag Fruit Pizza

Gimme Some Oven

The red-white-and-blue pizza may look like a work of art, but only takes 20 minutes to prep! The guilt-free dessert is made with a Pillsbury crust, topped with yogurt, and decorated with bananas, strawberries and blueberries. See the pin.

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

Skinny Taste

A light and fluffy angel food cake combined with white chocolate pudding, whipped cream and fresh berries give this trifle a patriotic flare. This recipe is Pinterest tested and approved. See the pin.

Red Velvet Fourth of July Cupcakes

Your Cup of Cake

These red velvet cupcakes are the perfect Fourth of July dessert, and the whipped cream topping with blueberries give it a delightful touch. Play around with the decoration by topping the cupcakes with raspberries and sprinkles to add more red, white and blue! See the pin.

Blueberry, Strawberry and Jicama Salsa

two peas and their pod

This fresh fruit salsa has a sweet flavor from the strawberries and blueberries, and a refreshing crunch from the jicama. Add some cilantro, red onion and lime to make this easy and delicious party snack. While this dish is Fourth of July inspired, it’s perfect for any summer gathering. See the pin.

Flag Fruit Dessert

Family Fresh Meals

Take a big tray, some yogurt covered pretzels and fresh fruit to make this clever and cute party platter. Spread each fruit and the pretzels into separate rows making a flag shape. A bowl of berries at the top left corner complete the look. This is the perfect healthy treat for your celebration! See the pin.

Fourth of July Rice Krispies Balls

High Heels and Grills

Rice Krispies cereal, butter, marshmallows and white melting chocolate is all you need to make this delicious bite-sized snack. We are loving the red, white and blue sprinkles on the top. It’s the perfect party dessert appetizer! See the pin.

Fourth of July Fudge

Club Chica Circle

This patriotic fudge recipe only takes 5 minutes to make. It’s the perfect treat if you are looking for something last minute. Use a cookie cutter to make this dessert extra special. See the pin.

Brownie and Fruit Kebabs

Mel's Kitchen

This blogger had the clever idea to dress up fruit kebabs with brownie and marshmallows. The results make for a perfect Fourth of July dessert that requires minimal effort but has maximum taste. See the pin.

This post was originally published on July 2, 2015.