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It’s that time of the year again. Patriotism is in the air, fireworks are going off, the barbecues are being set up, and the yummy treats seem to be going around.
That’s Independence Day for you. The 4th of July. And what better way to celebrate this special day than with delicious treats and desserts you can enjoy your friends, guests and family members.
Celebrating doesn’t mean you have to load yourself with unhealthy junk. You can still enjoy healthy recipes that are absolutely delicious, and will have everyone licking their fingers and asking for more.
Here are 20 healthy 4th of July desserts and treats that taste amazingly great, and are sure to satisfy your cravings.
20 Delicious And Healthy 4th July Desserts
1) Healthy 4th of July Cupcakes
When talking about the best red, white and blue themed treats, you definitely can’t go wrong with delicious cupcakes. Simple and easy to prepare, and loved by all.
These red velvet cupcakes are rich in a vanilla-chocolate flavor, an irresistible blueberry filling and topped with cream cheese. And you don’t need any refined sugar to make this taste good.
The blueberries used here take care of that. You can just sit back, relax and enjoy this yummy treat.
2) Patriotic Strawberry Cheesecake
Enjoy the creamy and delicious taste of this no-bake cheesecake, topped with strawberries and blueberries. The good thing about this treat is that you only need a handful of ingredients and a couple of minutes to get it done.
After that, you can enjoy the celebration.
3) Red White and Blueberry Crumb Bars
For when you have a crowd to please, these crumble bars are the perfect thing to whip out. They can easily be made ahead of time, or even at the last minute and they still taste great.
The oat bars are topped with a nice dose of fresh and healthy berries, and sweetened to perfection. Easy, healthy, nutritious, vegan friendly, and perfect as a snack or a 4th of july dessert.
4) Red, White and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Making tasty treats that fit the occasion doesn’t always have to be that hard. These chocolate covered strawberries are a good example of that. So easy, yet so good.
It features strawberries, dipped in white chocolate, and then in blue sugar sprinkles. It’s just so easy anyone could do it.
5) Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries
You just can’t escape the berries when it comes to the 4th of July. And given their great taste and nutritional benefits, who would honestly want to?
These cheesecake strawberries are made by topping the strawberries with a nice cheesecake filling and then with blueberries. It’s as simple as that, and takes only a few minutes to put together.
6) Red, White & Blue Popsicle
As you know, Independence Day falls in the middle of summer. And with the hot days, comes the need for a cold treat. What better way to cool down than with these patriotic popsicles.
Made with a red strawberry layer, a blue blueberry layer and a white coconut milk layer, they are quite tasty and very well fit the occasion. These popsicles are completely dairy free and vegan friendly too.
7) 4th Of July Kabob
Who said meats and roasted veggies are the only thing that go great on skewers? This healthy 4th of July dessert combines fresh veggies, brownie bites and cookie bars into one simple and tasty treat.
It’s just so easy, you only need a total of 15 minutes to get it done. Even your kids won’t be able to resist.
8) Triple Berry Cheesecake In A Jar
All the nutritious and tasty goodness of blueberries, strawberries and blackberries, combined with the flavor of a well-loved cheesecake, on a biscuit crumble base is exactly what you need this July 4th.
Simple, easy and tasty, this patriotic treat is sure to keep everyone smiling at the end of the day. You can always experiment with your favorite berries, and fruits to suit your cravings.
9) Mini Mascarpone Berry Cakes
These healthy tri-layered cupcakes are the perfect thing to whip up this summer. It combines a nice coconut flour-date crust, mascarpone filling and a top berry-filled layer.
These soft and creamy mini cakes don’t require any baking, and can easily be made ahead of time. Whip them out just in time for the celebration and watch everyone go wild with excitement.
10) 4th of July Brownies
Enjoy the rich chocolatey goodness of your favorite brownies, topped with coconut whipped cream and tasty berries. These make the perfect 4th of July dessert to whip up for the entire family.
And they are 100% vegan-friendly too, and take just 30 minutes to put together, from start to finish. There’s no way you could possibly say no.
11) 4th of July Dessert Popcorn
Enjoy the fireworks like you’d enjoy your favorite Netflix movie. With a bag of popcorn beside you. This patriotic popcorn covered in white chocolate and topped with sprinkles is the perfect treat even your kids will love.
12) Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad
When looking a yummy and healthy 4th of July dessert to enjoy with the family, you really don’t have to look that far.
Made with a mix of berries, apples and watermelon, and drizzled with a nice honey citrus dressing, this fruit salad is as tasty as it is healthy. And making it couldn’t possibly be any easier. Definitely a must try.
13) Raspberry Mojito Cheesecake Bars
For when you have guests over and need a sure crowd pleaser, impress them with these delicious raspberry mojito cheesecake bars.
They are made with a nice graham cracker crust, a lime cheesecake filling and topped with a yummy raspberry sauce. And they come out truly irresistible. Make a batch of these ahead of time and simply whip them out once the celebration begins.
14) Triple Berry Frozen Smoothies
You can always count on smoothies to cool you down on those hot summer days. Well these frozen berry smoothies are as yummy as they are patriotic.
Made with a lower blueberry layer and a top strawberry layer, all packed with cranberry sauce, this triple berry smoothie is the perfect tasty and nutrient packed dessert to enjoy with the family.
15) Berry Cheesecake Bomb Pops
These berry cheesecake bomb pops are the perfect thing to whip out when the heat strikes. Made with strawberries, blueberries, lemon juice and yoghurt and sweetened to perfection, they come out super tasty and irresistible.
This is the perfect kind of healthy treat you want to be enjoying with friends and family. Not to mention how much the kids would love it.
16) Fruit Sparklers
Sometimes when it comes to certain celebrations, “simple” is the best way to go. And these fruit sparklers are a good example of simple, easy and yummy.
It basically features star-shaped pieces of watermelon alongside blueberries on a skewer. You can always throw in your favorite fruits as well. Plus, this is the kind of treat your little humans will enjoy preparing with you, and it makes a great healthy 4th of july dessert.
17) Raw Mixed Berry And Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Its cheesecake time again, and this no-bake vegan cheesecake is sure to be a crowd pleaser, even among your guests who aren’t vegan.
The cheesecake is made with a mixed nut and date crust, a vanilla bean filling and a triple berry topping, with each layer being sweetened to perfection and bursting with flavor.
You only need 30 minutes to get this done, and once it’s chilled, its ready to be devoured.
18) Frozen Raspberry Mousse
Enjoy the delicious taste of this homemade raspberry mousse to cool you down this summer. Made with just 5 simple ingredients in a matter of minutes, it is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.
19) Paleo Strawberry Shortcake
Unlike your regular shortcake desserts, this is one you can enjoy without guilt. It is 100% vegan friendly and gluten free. Made with a cassava flour-based biscuit and topped with coconut whipped cream and strawberries, they are a beauty to behold.
Making them is pretty easy and they come together in less than 30 minutes, from start to finish. You can add in some blueberries too for the full red, white and blue look.
20) Vegan Banana Ice Cream Bars
With just 7 ingredients needed, these ice cream bars are sure to be a hit among peers and guests. They use a nice cashew-date crust, and are topped with berry and banana layers which ensures a thick and irresistible texture, and are sweetened to greatness.
Making these ice cream bars is definitely easier than it seems, and it is sure to leave you smiling.
So enjoy this Independence Day with these 20 patriotic, delicious and healthy 4th of July desserts. Your guests and family members would be thanking you after trying these.
And I’m pretty sure you’ll be thanking yourself too.
Which one was your favorite? Tell us down below.