5 Red-White-and-Blue Treats to Show Off Your Patriotism

Calories don't count on America's birthday — right?

Flaunt the Flag

Celebrate America's birthday with these patriotic treats in vivid shades of red, white and blue.

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwich

These sweet, patriotic bites couldn't be any easier. Simply cut your favorite red velvet cupcakes in half, scooping out some of the bottom half. Fill them with vanilla ice cream (or whatever your heart desires) and coat with blue sugar crystal sprinkles.

Tie-Dye Cake Balls

Few other foods capture America's character like these delicious bites of sugary, colorful, patriotic goodness. They're sure to be a hit with friends and family at your cookout.

Get the recipe: Star Spangled Balls

Toaster Pastry S'mores

Put a patriotic twist on your favorite summer snack by swapping graham crackers for red velvet toaster pastries and sandwiching jumbo marshmallows with red and blue M&M's in between.

Red, White & Blue Waffles

If you plan on throwing America a birthday brunch, give these festive waffles a try.

To start, separate your batter into three bowls. With food coloring, dye one portion red (about 20 to 30 drops) and another one blue (20 to 30 drops).

Spray nonstick cooking spray on a medium-heat waffle iron, then pour each color onto the waffle iron in whatever pattern you choose. Shut the iron and let the waffle cook until it is ready.

Chia Pudding Shooters

Or, try this healthier approach to the red-white-and-blue theme.

To prepare chia pudding, mix 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup chia seeds in a bowl and let it sit overnight until the chia seeds expand.

The next morning, fill shot glasses with blueberries, chia seed pudding and crushed frozen raspberries. You can drizzle these shooters with agave nectar, or add chocolate chips or even Nutella to make them even more delicious!

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