Red, White, and Blue Dessert Recipes

Red White and Blue Dessert Recipes

Red, White, and Blue Dessert Recipes


Red, white, and blue desserts are perfect for patriotic holidays or for any American themed party. Be an American hero to your family and friends with these patriotic dessert recipes.  


Taste of Home’s Red, White and Blueberry Poke Cake


Red, White, and Blueberry Cake


You get more than just a simple red, white, and blue cake recipe here.  You get a red, white and blueberry cake! 

Taste of Home, one of my favorite cooking magazines and country cooking websites, takes poke cakes to a new level with strawberries and blueberries in addition to the typical gelatin used for poke cakes. 

What’s more, the strawberries (red) and the blueberries (blue) mixed with the white cake and icing make this a beautifully-laid-out dessert to set on a cake stand or even on a flat cake plate in your dining room or on a picnic table.  

Don’t the red and blue lines almost look like fireworks coming down from the sky?  Everyone will love it!  

Here’s this great recipe for a red, white & blue poke cake. 

Red, White, and Blueberry Poke Cake

Yields 12 servings

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  • 1 package (15 to 16 ounce) white cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-1/4 teaspoon strawberry gelatin
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons berry blue gelatin
  • 2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. For the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 2 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, and eggs.
  4. Beat the cake mix on low for 30 seconds and then on medium for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour cake batter equally into the two cake pans; bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven, and cool completely on wire racks.
  7. For the strawberry jelly: In a small saucepan, combine the strawberries, sugar, and water.
  8. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes or until the berries are soft.
  9. Strain into a small bowl, pressing lightly. Discard pul.
  10. Add gelatin to the syrup, stirring to dissolve, and cool to room temperature.
  11. For the blueberry jelly: Repeat as above, again cooling until room temperature.
  12. To assemble the cake: Using a wooden skewer, pierce tops of the cakes to withing one inch of the edges, twisting each piercing slightly to make the holes slightly larger.
  13. Gradually pour the cooled strawberry mixture over one cake layer, filling each hole with the blueberry mixture.
  14. Repeat with the blueberry mixture.
  15. Place both cake layers in the refrigerator until you are ready to spread the frosting.
  16. In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken.
  17. Add confectioners' sugar, and best until soft peaks form.
  18. When the frosting is ready, remove the strawberry poked cake from the refrigerator.
  19. Slide a knife around the sides of the pan to loosen the cake; remove the paper, and place the cake layer on the serving plate.
  20. Spread 1 cup of the whipped cream frosting ON THE TOP of the strawberry cake layer.
  21. Then remove the blueberry cake layer from the refrigerator; remove the paper, and place the blueberry cake layer on top of the strawberry layer that has whipped cream on the top.
  22. Frost the top and side of the assembled cake with the remaining whipped cream frosting.
  23. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


Adapted from Taste of Home Recipes (See link below)


Adapted from Taste of Home’s Red, White, and Blue Cake Recipe


Display your cake in style with The Pioneer Woman’s White Cake Stand With Glass Dome!  


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The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty 10″ White Cake Stand With Clear Dome on Amazon.


Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

Red White and Blue CupcakesOf course, you may just want to take the simple cake route by icing some cupcakes with white icing and then topping each cupcake off with a couple red raspberries and a few blueberries like Meghan at Buttercream Blondie did here:  

Meghan used sweet cream cheese icing, but you could use any icing recipe you would like, really.  With the white icing against the red raspberries and blueberries on top, it will all have the same effect!  

I do agree with Meghan though…. If you make your own icing, almond extract would probably be the most complimentary to the fruit.

The photo and idea here are extracts from Meghan’s blog, but you can see her entire blog post on these patriotic cupcakes here:  


Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes


Red, White, and Blue Dessert Tray

I saw this cute little red, white and blue dessert tray on Pinterest, originally pinned by a currently defunct website (momof5keepingitreal).  While the blogger has apparently moved on, the photo is still there on Pinterest showing all how to assemble a red white and blue dessert tray by arranging lines of white pretzels intermingled with lines of strawberries and a pint-sized package (or so) of blueberries in the corner for the flag’s stars.

Salute!  🙂 

Red White and Blue Pretzel Berry Tray


Red, White, and Blue Cookies

Here is a little DIY food craft for you all who want to have a little fun.  This one is especially fun to do when your cooking with kids around.  

Come on kids… dig… I mean DIP in!  

Dipped Oreo Flag Cookies


If you like these cookies, which you could use for any patriotic reason what-so-ever, (is being hungry “patriotic”?)….  then go over to Crafty Recipes to see how Michelle put these together!  


There are lots of desserts for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Veteran’s Day…. and all the other times you might want to add a splash of the old red, white and blue.  Fortunately, there are lots of red, white, and blue recipes to accommodate all your patriotic holiday cooking!  


Enjoy… and oh… If you see Uncle Sam, tell him Chris Stevens said “hello”.  🙂 


Red White and Blue Dessert Recipes

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe With Milky Way Candy Bars

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe With Milky Way Candy Bars 2

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe With Milky Way Candy Bars 2My daughter-in-law Jezzy loves Rice Krispie treats, so I’m always on the look out for a good Rice Krispie treat recipe to send her way.

When I saw a Rice Krispie Treats Recipe With Milky Way Candy Bars, and I also knew Milky Way Bars were on sale at the grocery store, I had to give this recipe a try.  

The recipe was from Ruthie Wornall’s book, The Best of Cooking With 3 Ingredients, one of the best books with easy 3 ingredient recipes I’ve seen.   In fact, I get recipes for all sorts of things from that book, not just 3 ingredient dessert recipes!

If you think you might like this older but forever great book, you can still purchase it at Amazon right here:

The Best of Cooking with 3 Ingredients by Ruthie Wornall

The recipe in the book is actually titled “Milky Way Squares”.   

This quick and easy dessert recipe (a good dessert recipe for kids and adults alike) takes just three ingredients – Rice Krispies Cereal, Butter, and Milky Ways Candy.  

The shear number of ingredients makes this an inexpensive recipe too, especially if you get the candy at a good price.  Even if the ingredients are all at full price though, this is a very inexpensive dessert recipe.  After all, it only takes three ingredients!  

I also found this recipe a little easier to make than the traditional Rice Krispies with marshmallows.   It just seemed like I had a couple of extra minutes before the Rice Krispie bars began to harden.  I had just enough time to put all the ingredients into the pan to set!  

For those of you who have made Rice Krispies with marshmallow cream or marshmallows before, you know what I mean!  

I should make mention here, before you start, that this recipe makes a 11 x 7  inch square dessert, not the larger 9 x 13 recipe you usually find when you have a recipe for Rice Krispie Treats.  However, the result is rich enough that you won’t feel like stuffing yourself, so the smaller size might be the best dessert to make anyway!  

And one more thing, if my daughter-in-law Jezzy reads this (which I assume she will because she does read my blog on a regular basis-the best kind of daughter-in-law, lol), I have to admit Jezzy never got any of these.  It seems my husband’s next-to-favorite candy is Milky Ways.   This Milky Ways candy bar recipe wasn’t going to make it until my son and daughter-in-law visited us!  

All will be forgiven though, I’m sure. Plus… with such a quick and easy dessert recipe as this, someone will be making this again soon.

So for Jezzy and all of you who didn’t get a chance to try the batch I made, here’s the recipe for Rice Krispie Treats With Milky Way Candy Bars.

Milky Way Rice Krispie Treats (aka Milky Way Bars)
Serves 28
Easy 3 ingredient Rice Krispie Treats Made With Milky Way Candy Bars
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
10 min
72 calories
7 g
9 g
5 g
0 g
3 g
14 g
14 g
5 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72
Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 9mg
Sodium 14mg
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 8 ounces Milky Way Candy Bars
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 3 cups rice cereal
  1. Grease an 11 x 7-inch pan, and set aside.
  2. Melt candy and butter in large saucepan on low heat.
  3. Stir in cereal, and coat cereal with the melted candy and butter quickly.
  4. Pat candy-butter-cereal mixture into the greased 11 x 7 inch pan. (This must be done quickly before the mixture begins to set and sticks to the spoon.)
  5. Refrigerate treats until firm.
  6. Cut into squares, and enjoy!.
  1. You can purchase 4 (2-oz) candy bars as listed in the original recipe, or purchase a larger 11.24 ounce bag of Fun Size Milky Way Candy Bars, and remove about 4 mini bars to use another time before using the remaining 8 ounces of candy for this recipe. I bet you can find a really good use for those four extra Fun Size candy bars, can't you?
Adapted from by Chris Stevens
Adapted from by Chris Stevens


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