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5 Patriotic Treats to Make With Your Kids

Traditional Fourth of July foods can be found at any summer picnic. So, why not spice up your Fourth of July celebration with some kid-friendly treats that they can make themselves (with your assistance of course)?


Here are a few suggestions that will make your patriotic celebration pop.

1. Firecracker Popcorn Bags

Before you light the Sparklers, you could create some adorable popcorn bags that will not only give the kids something to snack on when they’re watching fireworks light up the night sky, but it will also add to the festive holiday décor.



2. July 4th Layered Drinks

If the adults are sampling a variety of beverages to toast the nation’s birthday, it’s only fair that the kids get the chance to celebrate Fourth of July with some festive drinks. With a little cran-apple juice, a SoBe® pina colada-flavored drink and blueberry-pomegranate Gatorade®, you could create a delicious drink your kids will love showing off to the neighbors.



3. Patriotic Rice Krispie® Treats

There’s nothing better than having an American flag to wave during a Fourth of July parade or some backyard festivities. But, what if after you waved your flag you had the chance to eat it? Try making these adorable flag-themed Rice Krispie® Treats.



4. Chocolate-Dipped Banana Split Firecrackers

Who doesn’t love a banana split? And when your kids help you make these adorable firecracker banana splits, they will not only practice their skills in the kitchen, but they’ll get the chance to impress their friends with the look of this patriotic treat.



5. Patriotic Pretzel Bites

If you’re looking for a sweet snack that will please the taste buds of your Fourth of July party guests, and are easy enough for your kids to make, then try these red, white and blue pretzel bites. With a few pretzels, some white chocolate melts, and some blue and red M&Ms®, you can have a festive treat that will please kids and adults alike.

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Jessa McClure

Jessa McClure

Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of three energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys playing board games with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects. 

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