When July rolls around, the temperatures rise, and more and more people go outdoors. This is a popular time for picnics, barbecues, and other family gatherings. Moreover, people love to celebrate on and around the Fourth of July. And there’s no better way to do this than with some delicious food. Instead of going with your traditional items this year, check out some colorful, patriotic choices of red, white, blue, and yum!
Blueberry Raspberry Bars
Kids and adults will rave about this delicious snack. Blueberry raspberry bars hit the sweet tooth, but they’re filling too. Of course, they’re colorful, which makes them perfect for a Fourth of July celebration. Firstly, gather the ingredients. These are:
- All-purpose flour, 3 cups
- A cup of granulated sugar
- Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
- Baking powder, 1 teaspoon
- Zest from one lemon
- Cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes, 1 cup
- One egg
For the Filling:
- Cornstarch, 4 teaspoons
- Lemon juice, 2 tablespoons
- Granulated sugar, 2/3 cup
- Blueberries/raspberries (whatever proportions you prefer), 4 cups
To begin, prepare your oven by warming it up to 375 degrees and grease a pan that is 9-inch-by-13-inch. Next, you’ll want to prepare the crust. Stir together the flour, baking powder, and sugar in a medium bowl. Then combine the lemon zest and salt. Use a fork to combine the egg and butter. Additionally, press half of the dough into the pan and form a crust.
You’ll then take another bowl and stir together the sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch for the filling. After you fold in the strawberries and blackberries, spread them over the crust. Lastly, add the remaining dough on top. You’ll bake this for 45 minutes. Make sure you let it cool completely.
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Patriotic Dipped Oreos
If you want to make something patriotic that doesn’t take a lot of time, this is a great option. This is because you won’t need to get any more than four ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 24 Oreos
- 4 ounces of white melting candy
- 2 ounces of red melting candy
- 2 ounces of blue melting candy
Firstly, take a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper. Next, melt the white candy in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. After stirring thoroughly, repeat this process. Secondly, dip each cookie in the white chocolate and flip them to coat. Let excess chocolate drip and set it up on the lined sheet for 15 minutes.
You’ll then melt the red chocolate as you did the white, making sure the mixture is smooth. Dip each cookie in the red chocolate and let it set up for 15 minutes. Repeat the process with the blue chocolate and coat the cookie at the opposite end.
These two dessert options are great for the Fourth of July and your upcoming parties. So try them today and help everyone get into the patriotic spirit.
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