Memorial Day Desserts

Memorial Day desserts are a colorful way to add yumminess to your Memorial Day parties. This is a patriotic holiday, so many desserts will have red, white, and blue decorations. This article will attempt to categorize several types of desserts and list examples of several in each category.

Memorial Day Desserts that are cookies can be as simple as chocolate chip cookies with red and blue MnMs instead of chocolate chips. You can also make rectangular sugar cookies decorated to look like American flags; star shaped cookies iced white with red and blue sprinkles or colored sugar; or even just plain sugar or butter cookies with colored dough in blue and red. Other less obvious ideas include peace signs in a dough mixture of red, white, and blue like tie-dye; cookies with camouflage colored icing, cookies in the shape of the universal ribbon with a flag or camouflage design, and cookies in the shape of U, S, and A!


Other very popular summertime desserts are those with berries. Strawberries and/or raspberries are matched with blueberries for almost unlimited fruity dessert options. For the health-conscious, just a plain fruit salad with watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries would be perfect. Top each serving with a dollop of whip cream and you are set! Other desserts with fruits are cakes and cupcakes topped with white icing and fruits in flag or star designs. You can also do a parfait with puddings, whip creams, and/or jellos in the patriotic colors, topped with fruit. One more idea with fruit is strawberries dipped in white chocolate or white chocolate with blue food coloring. Yum!


Don’t forget red velvet cake! You can top it with white icing and blueberries, in the design of a flag or stars (or both) or even just plain with colored sugar sprinkles. You can also make (or purchase) red velvet cake rolls, which are very pretty when sliced up.


You can also make brownies and blondies with colored MnMs or colored white chocolate chips for a different looking patriotic dessert. Strawberry shortcake and layered cakes with strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry layers are other great dessert ideas.


You can also make desserts in various colors and then arrange items on a plate in various designs such as starbursts and flags and even spelling out USA or Memorial Day.


What incredible Memorial Day desserts are you making for your holiday?



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