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4th of July Patriotic Chocolate Covered Pretzels

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 3, 2013 · 0 comments

Need a festive last minute treat for the 4th of July? These cute patriotic chocolate covered pretzels are fab in a pinch. White chocolate covered pretzels get dressed up for the 4th of July with red, white and blue sprinkles!

And the best part? I simply melted the chocolate and let my kids do all of the hard work!

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Mini No Bake Kool-Aid Pie Recipe

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 1, 2013 · 1 comment

You all know that I typically prefer to cook from scratch whenever possible, but I couldn't resist this Mini No Bake Kool-Aid Pie recipe. It's super simple to make, and tastes just like a light and fluffy lemon cheesecake!


With only four ingredients, Kool-Aid Pie is perfect for upcoming 4th of July cookouts. I recommend topping it with a dollop of homemade whipped cream, but a can of Reddi-wip will work in a pinch too.

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Patriotic Trifles in Jars for the Fourth of July

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 3, 2012 · 0 comments

Need a last minute dessert idea for a Fourth of July gathering? Make a basic trifle recipe a little more fun by turning it into patriotic trifles in jars!


It couldn't possibly be any easier to make, requiring only store bought pound cake, blueberries, raspberries, and homemade whipped cream (heavy cream, vanilla extract and sugar). So simple that the kids can help with almost every step!

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Perfect for a 4th of July celebration -- there are so many things I love about this quick and easy dessert, not the least of which is its simplicity. My kids had a blast helping thread the fresh berries and angel food cake onto the skewers, and an even better time eating them afterwards while dipping them in fresh homemade whipped cream.

To make these easy treats, you simply need some skewers, fresh blueberries, strawberries, and an angel food cake loaf. I usually prefer to make my cakes from scratch, but angel food cake isn't something I've attempted yet, so I just picked up a couple of inexpensive angel food cakes from the bakery at Walmart, along with the other necessary items!

If you want to make homemade whipped cream for on the side, you'll also want to pick up a carton of heavy cream, assuming you already have sugar and pure vanilla extract on hand.

Cut the angel food cake into cubes, and thread the berries and cake onto your skewers in your desired pattern. I made the first one as an example, and then let my kids get to work recreating it. They had so much fun that they didn't even realize that all the while it was helping them reinforce some of their skills learned at skill over summer break!

Even my nine-going-on-fifteen-year-old loved them, and he's notoriously hard to please these days. He went back for several skewers, so I think I've found the key to getting him to eat more fresh fruits!

What's your favorite red, white and blue dessert to celebrate the 4th of July?

Disclosure: I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for the time and effort spent creating this post. However, my participation in this program is voluntary and my opinions are my own -- always have been, always will be.

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