Oxonians, Independence Day is upon us! For most Americans the 4th of July is a time for celebrating our freedom, shooting off every sparkler we see and incorporating the American flag into everything humanly possible. We blare “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue” by Toby Keith and invite every family member and friend we know to our cook out. And of course, for most southerners, food is the most important aspect of any party.
To help spice up your southern food this holiday, here are 10 patriotic foods to try on the 4th of July:
Layered into mini mason jars, these red, white and blue parfaits are the perfect party treat. Recipe courtesy of Good House Keeping.
2Boozy Cherry Bombs
These alcoholic cherry bombs are sure to get your party star spangled hammered this 4th of July. Recipe courtesy of Delish.
Nothing says “southern summer cooking” like a fresh, homemade blueberry pie. Recipe courtesy of She Wears Many Hats.
Watermelon is the ultimate summer fruit. It is important to have a watermelon present at every cookout on a hot, sunny day when you are poolside. Recipe courtesy of Food Network.
This delicious dessert literally tastes like sweet, sweet freedom. Recipe courtesy of Delish.
6Fourth Of July Layered Gelatin
This jello bar is a yummy snack for children or adults to enjoy. Easy to make and serve on a party platter. Recipe courtesy of All Recipes.
7July 4th S’mores Dip
This sugary s’mores dip will keep you coming back for more. This dessert screams “America!” Recipe courtesy of Delish.
8Red, White And Blue Salsa
Instead of sweet, try this salty salsa that is sure to fill your cravings. The perfect chip and dip combination for Independence Day! Recipe courtesy of The Café Sucre Farine.
9Berry Cheesecake Bars
These cheesecake bars are berry good to make for a 4th of July party. Recipe courtesy of Delish.
10No-Bake Red, White and Blueberry Chex Bars
This creamy, marshmallow snack is a healthy(ish) treat for any cookout. Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker.
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