Are you celebrating the 4th of July this year? This American independence day is always a great party. I loved it when I lived in New York and I could watch the fireworks from the East River. But no matter where you live, you can throw your own 4th of July party with these red, white and blue food ideas. They’re also great for the Dutch King’s Day and the French 14th of July of course!
1 4th of July Chocolate
I have to admit that this snack isn’t healthy. But after celebrating the whole day you can fix your sweet tooth with this 4th of July chocolate! I melted 2 bars of white chocolate, poured it onto parchment paper and added some drops of melted red and blue chocolate. You can make it yourself by adding oil based food coloring to white chocolate but it might be easier to buy colored chocolate flakes (I bought mine in a cooking shop). Use a knife to create a swirl and decorate the chocolate with blue and red m&m’s. Set to cool in the freezer for at least one hour. Break it in chunks to make sure that everyone can have a piece.
2 4th of July Fruit Yoghurt
This red, white and blue dessert is a great way to end your meal on the 4th of July. It’s gluten free, sugar free and optionally vegan. And super easy to make, it only takes 3 ingredients and 1 minute of your time. Put two tablespoons of blueberries at the bottom of the glass, cover with two tablespoons of quark, greek yogurt or plant based yogurt and end with a layer of raspberries.
3 4th of July Strawberries
This fruit snack is great to pack and take with you since you can already make it the day before. Simply drop a strawberry in melted white chocolate until 2/3 is covered and then dip it in blue sprinkles for 1/3. Store in the fridge.