Sweet Treats for the Fourth



The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate America’s independence while surrounded by friends, family and most importantly; good food. Part of the fun is indulging in some festive patriotic sweets. We have the perfect dish for each type of person. 

 

Easy Peasy Lover

Strawberry and donut hole kabob

This is a favorite because of how easy it is to make. Purchase kabob sticks from Cosentino’s and pick up a couple dozen glazed donut holes from Donutology in Westport for a unique twist on this fun dish. Complete in a pattern and ta-da!

 

For the Planner

Lemon blueberry cake from Dolce bakery

For those of you who like to plan ahead and not worry about actually getting down and dirty in the kitchen, this delicious homemade cake is right for you to bring. Order ahead from Dolce Bakery in Prairie Village to ensure you bring the most beautiful (and delicious) dessert. 

 

For the Baker

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Bust out your creative side by spicing up a simple red velvet cupcakes with fresh blueberries straight from the City Market. Add a festive wrapping on the bottom and you will have everyone drooling over them. 

 

For the Health Nut 

Fourth of July Fruit Salad 

Not only is this fruit salad good for you, it is truly satisfying and can be hand-picked to your liking. Gather up all of your favorite red fruits, blueberries, bananas and whipped cream. Purchase star cookie cutters to shape the honey dew, and you are set for your party. 

 

Oops, You Forget to Make a Dessert

Bomb Pops

We all hate being that person, you know, the one who forgets to bring a dessert to the neighborhood party. What to do? Stop by Target and pick up a few boxes of Bomb Pops. Did you know they were created right here in Kansas City in 1955? And who doesn't love a popsicle that's the bomb?

 

For the Cocktail Lover

Firecracker Jell-O shots 

These festive shots are bound to make any party more fun. Pick up a bottle of Smirnoff Red, White and Berry from a nearby liquor store and some red Jell-O powder. Stir, mix and cool and you are all set.