I love the 4th of July so much! Each year we go to Oregon Ridge, a local park where the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs while we wait for the sun to go down and the fireworks to begin. This is the same park where we’ve been trail running a number of times, plus they have pavilions, grilling areas, and a big playground. This is one of my favorite events of the year…it is such a relaxed evening with friends and family, the weather has always been great (and hopefully will continue that way!), and I love listening to the BSO.
This year, C and I have chosen to make this festive rice crispies recipe. We haven’t made rice crispy treats in so long and C was really excited as soon as I said the words. They’re a classic treat I remember very well from my childhood, making them with my grandmother in a big, heavy pot with a wooden handle. Rice crispy treats will travel well for our picnic, too, especially using Wilton candy melts to decorate them. I find that they don’t melt as quickly as milk chocolate.
I’m a huge fan of sweet and salty desserts, so this recipe jumped out at me right away!
This is a simple yet beautiful cake that would be ideal for any patriotic picnic or party.
These popsicles are not only healthier but pretty, too! I love the stripes!
Fruit skewers are a classic dessert that everyone can enjoy, and the star-shaped pineapple is a perfect idea!
Here’s another take on the patriotic rice crispies…
Who doesn’t love cheesecake?!
Muddy buddy mix is another dessert I remember my grandmother making
I love decorated ice cream cones. They’re simple to make but look really fancy and photogenic!
These fireworks cookies look great and use a very easy decorating technique.
These cherries are an adorable treat for the adults!
What are your favorite foods to bring to the barbeque or fireworks? Do you have a 4th of July board on Pinterest, too? Share with me in the comments! 🙂