Get into the Red, White and Blue spirit with 12 easy patriotic snacks! These snacks are simple, but with bring a smile to your kids’ faces and are perfect leading into the 4th of July or Memorial Day!
If you didn’t know by now, I love playing with my food – and by my food, I definitely mean my kids’ food. Whether it’s fun breakfast toasts, spooky soup, or festive smoothies, I think feeding your kids should be fun! Spending a few extra minutes to make a simple snack exciting is what adds a bit of that ‘magic’ to childhood. When your kids are all grown up and thinking about their childhood, little details like snowman pancakes or Halloween soups will be things that put a smile on their faces.
While spending the time making smiley faces and turning strawberries into hearts might not be something you have time for on the day – to – day, the occasional fun snack time treat is something you should definitely fit into your schedule! Today I’m sharing 2 of my own simple patriotic snacks to serve your kiddos when the time for ‘red, white, and blue’ rolls around that are both delicious and easy as well as a handful of patriotic snacks from some of my favorite bloggers with will help make your Memorial Day or 4th of July snack time fun.
Graham Cracker Flag
Take 2 whole graham cracker sheets and spread softened cream cheese on one and nut butter (I used peanut) on another. On the cream cheese, add 4 blueberries to the top left corner before creating red ‘stripes’ with halved raspberries. On the peanut butter cracker, add blueberries the same way before laying down sliced strawberries down. Finish by making white stripes with whipped cream. Enjoy!
Red, White, and Blue Snack Cup
In a separate bowl, combine red and blue berries. I used cut strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. If desired, add a tablespoon or so sugar to the bowl and stir before setting aside to allow the berries to get juicy. When ready to serve, crumble one graham cracker sheet into a clear cup (I used disposable cocktail cups like these) and layer berries and whipped cream or Greek yogurt. (Vanilla ice cream would also be amazing!)
MORE PATRIOTIC SNACKS:
Be sure to check out these other patriotic snacks from some of my favorite bloggers!
Watermelon & Blueberry Sparklers. I love how absolutely simple these are – they require no more than fresh fruit, a cookie cutter, and a stick! Any kid is sure to love them.
Red White and Blue Granola Parfaits. These would be a great after school snack or breakfast. I love that they’re a bit healthier and would please just about anyone.
Patriotic Pudding Popsicles. What kid doesn’t love pudding pops? These are super simple and will please a crowd on a hot summer day – the sprinkles are such a cute touch!
Fourth of July Deviled Eggs. A fun savory patriotic snack – you’ll be so surprised with how simple these are!
Grilled Summer Berry Dessert Pizza. I posted this last year and it’s such a winner – it’s low in sugar, uses store bought dough (if you desire) and is made on the grill so you won’t overheat your house during the summer months!
American Flag Vegetable Tray. Is anyone else dying for an excuse to make this? It’s way too cute – and could easily be made into fun single serve options for a healthy kid’s snack by playing on a smaller, square or rectangle plate.
Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad. Beyond simple, this fruit salad uses the best fruits (Uh, watermelon.) to make a simple yet impressive patriotic snack for any party. Add apples or bananas to bring some white into it!
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. These are so cute and I can totally imagine popping a million of these while making them. Who can resist fresh fruit and cheesecake? Not this momma.
Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs. These are so cute and so simple – no baking required!
Okay, so tell me – do you like making festive snacks for your kiddos? (or yourself – I don’t judge!) What’s your favorite patriotic snack? Let me know in the comments!
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