It’s that time of year again! Time to celebrate Independence Day and bring out the lawn chairs, fire up the grill and most importantly...be the star of the cookout! Use these cute, easy and delicious recipes to turn some heads.
Red White and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries
What you’ll need:
- White Sugar
- Blue Food Coloring
- Parchment Paper
- Almond Bark
First things first, wash your strawberries!
Next, put some sugar in a sandwich bag and add a drop of blue food coloring then shake! This will turn your sugar from white to blue. (You can also, find sprinkles in the cake section that will work as well, but if you can’t, food coloring & sugar will do the trick!)
Then you will need to melt your almond bark. Put in a microwave safe bowl and heat in intervals of 30 seconds, stir each time until the almond bark is completely melted and creamy.
Next you’ll dip your strawberries into the melted almond bark until half way covered. After this you will need to dip the tip of the strawberry immediately into the blue sugar, place on parchment paper and cool!
Once cooled, it’s time to show these treats off to friends and family! Serve and Enjoy :)
4th of July S’mores Dip
Everyone loves s'mores right? This Dip is sure to be a big hit for 4th of July! Super festive, super easy to make and super tasty.
What you’ll need :
- 4 bars of Hershey’s Chocolate
- 19 Marshmallows
- 1 c. of Water
- 1 c. of Red, White & Blue Sanding Sugar
- Parchment Paper
- Graham Crackers for dipping (optional)
First things first, preheat your oven to 450°. Then in a square glass pan place a layer of Hershey’s chocolate to cover the bottom of your pan. Next dip 5 marshmallows in your blue sanding sugar and repeat to make 6 red marshmallows and 8 white. Place on parchment paper to dry. When dry, use kitchen shears to cut each marshmallow in half, then place them cut side down on the chocolate to form a flag. Bake for 8-10 minutes and serve with graham crackers.
Now for the adults…
Spiked Triple Berry Basil Lemonade
This is the perfect festive drink to cool down with during your 4th of July get-to-gather! Not only is it pretty, but it’s tasty too!
What you’ll need:
- 3.5 c. of Smirnoff Red, White & Berry
- 8 c. of Lemonade
- 1 c. of Basil Syrup
- 4 Berry Lemonade Ice
In a pitcher combine lemonade, vodka and basil syrup. Stir to combine. Put 4 ice cubes in a highball glass. Top with lemonade cocktail, blueberries and raspberries. Serve and impress!
Any one of these options will be the perfect addition to your festive day!
Don’t forget your Patriotic 4th of July Candle American Pie! Only for a few short months do we pour this scrumptious three layered slice of heaven. Enjoy three different scents, as one melts into the next, filling your entire home with dream Hot Apple Pie, Pecan Pie, Blueberry Pie and those in-between fragrance blends as the layers change from one to the next. This candle is a perfect gift during the patriotic, American holidays and an absolute gem for your Fourth of July party.
Once these wonderful triple-scented candles are gone you'll have to wait until next year... so get your tri-scented American Pie candle today!
Great American Holidays to Celebrate:
- Inauguration Day (1/20 of each fourth year)
- The Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (the third Monday in January)
- President's Day (third Monday in February)
- Memorial Day (the last Monday in May)
- Independence Day (July 4th) or 4th of July
- Labor Day (the first Monday in September)
- Columbus Day (the second Monday in October)
- Veteran's Day (November 11)
We hope you enjoy and have a safe