Easy July 4th Snacks for Your Summer Party
Red, White, and Blue Fruit Parfaits
Fresh strawberries and plump blueberries top off low-fat yogurt and whipped dessert topping. This 15-minute snack can be adapted with strawberry or raspberry yogurt for a fruitier flavor.
Creamy Stuffed Peppers
This chipotle chile pepper filling will have you seeing stars! The cream cheese mixture is simple to whip up -- just 20 minutes from start to finish. Grab a package of cream cheese and a can of chipotle chile peppers, then add a few chopped veggies.
White Chocolate Snack Mix
For an easily shareable snack, grab pretzels, graham crackers, rice square cereal, mini marshmallows, raisins, and nuts. Coat the mixture with a sweet white chocolate glaze. The treat can be served in red, white, or blue cups to match your July 4th event, and tied with patriotic ribbon.
Smoky Blue Cheese Dip
This 10-minute recipe combines Greek yogurt, garlic, white wine vinegar, mayonnaise, and of course, blue cheese crumbles. The final snack dip is simple, smooth, and the star of any Fourth of July party.
Frozen Yogurt Pops
A warm July day calls for a fro-yo treat. For a chilled snack that's healthy and whimsical, take a can of store-bought juice concentrate and combine it with low-fat yogurt.
Editor's Tip: Freeze alternating layers of blue raspberry and strawberry to make a red and blue spiral ice pop.
Quick and Easy Glitter Popcorn
This creative popcorn topping can add spark to any 4th of July snacking in minutes. Edible glitter comes in red, white, and blue -- so be sure to serve it in every color!
This summer bruschetta brings a light and fresh flavor to your Fourth of July celebration. Top whole grain baguette slices with olive oil, roma and dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and basil. The bite-size snacks take just 15 minutes from start to finish!
Cranberry-Vanilla Cereal Drops
With only 25 minutes of prep time, this snack centers around cranberry-vanilla crunch cereal. Add dried cranberries for an additional pop of red, and toss in mini marshmallows and macadamia nuts before covering the mix in a vanilla coating.
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Summer blueberries translate effortlessly into an all-American treat. This juicy, zesty muffin provides a healthy on-the-go summer snack.
Trust us -- this deep red beet hummus can't be beat. Start with canned cannellini beans and packaged baby beets, and blend with a few other ingredients. The result is a pretty lemon-garlic dip that's delicious with chips, veggies, or pita bread.
Editor's Tip: A bowl of blue corn chips fits the patriotic theme and tastes great with this dip.
Really Red Smoothie
The name says it all -- this power-packed smoothie deliciously combines rhubarb, sweet red pepper, strawberries, raspberries, and strawberry sorbet for a 4th of July super sipper. This grab-and-go drink can be frozen for up to 6 months -- so make enough to last the entire summer!