With Independence Day right around the corner, you may be looking for some easy patriotic treats to serve for your barbeque, picnic, or gathering.  Here are just a few simple snacks, desserts, and appetizers to get you started.

Fourth of July Strawberries
(adapted from The Sisters Cafe)

Dip fresh strawberries in melted white chocolate, and then follow with a quick dip in blue sugar or sprinkles. For full recipe and instructions, visit the link above.

Patriotic Fruit Salad
(adapted from Chica & Jo)

Slice a watermelon in ½ inch to ¾ inch rounds, then use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes from the watermelon.Gently toss with fresh blueberries and strawberries for a colorful addition to any meal. Visit the above link for complete instructions.



Layered Patriotic Punch
(adapted from Our Best Bites)

Fill a glass to the top with ice.If you have star shaped ice cube trays, this would be a great time to use them! Next, fill a third of the glass with red Hawaiian Punch. Slowly pour another third of blue Gatorade down the side of the glass to avoid mixing colors. Top with Sierra Mist for a tri-colored Fourth of July refreshment!

Red, White, & Blueberry Muffins
(recipe from SophistiMom)

These beautiful muffins are not only patriotic but healthy, too! A combination of fresh blueberries and raspberries give these muffins their tasty flavor and gorgeous color. Visit the link above for ingredient list, instructions, and additional photos.

Patriotic Pancakes
(recipe from Tasty Kitchen)

Alternately layer plain and red velvet pancakes and top with blueberries for a delicious start to your Fourth of July. Full recipe located at link above.

Looking for a fun activity on the Fourth?  Come celebrate our nation’s independence in Downtown Blackstone with a parade!  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/420633011377014/ for more information!