6 Recipes for Healthy Fourth of July Treats

I love Independence Day. I love that it unites Americans in celebration. I love that it falls during the summer months so we can grill, swim and watch fireworks on blankets in the grass. I also love that it is very close to my birthday, so for more years than I'd like to admit, I thought all of the fuss was for me. Now that I'm a mom, I love that the colors of July Fourth are vibrant and lend themselves to healthy snacks, including, but not limited to, treats made with seasonal fruit.

You know when you do a search for "easy snacks" and the results include intricate directions and uncommon ingredients? These are not those recipes. You won't need to boil unicorn tears for exactly four minutes and 37.5 seconds to prepare these Independence Day treats; in fact, you may have many of the ingredients already on-hand. My seven- and nine-year-old children helped with many of the dishes, and only one item on this list took more than 15 minutes to make.

Add these cute and easy Fourth of July treats to your celebration, and everyone will think you worked much harder than you did.

About the Author

Amy Flory

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

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