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Holiday entertaining can take a lot of effort and BBQ’s are no different. By the time you figure out the menu, and prep everything for the day, the last thing you need to be working on is an elaborate dessert. Ready for some super easy desserts? Here are 10 ideas for festive and fun desserts that are easy to make and quick to whip up. Be the hit of your party with these desserts that will please everyone from the kids to the adults! Not hosting? Then these desserts would be a great addition to the BBQ you’re attending! Another bonus?Most of these are easy enough for your tween and teen kids to make!
These Patriotic Marshmallow Crunch Brownies are colorful, look great and use boxed brownie mix, making them super simple. If you have tween or teen kids they could easily be in charge of making this dessert! If you can’t find crunchy s’mores M&M’s, regular red, white and blue ones will work just as well.
Chocolate dipped strawberries look like they would be hard to make, but they are seriously easy. With chocolate made for melting all you have to do is dip the berries, lay on wax paper and top them with whatever you want! (Sprinkles, chocolate drizzle, sugar crystals- so many options to check out on Amazon or your local craft store. Just be sure to add the embellishments before the chocolate dries!) Learn how to make these Patriotic Chocolate Dipped Strawberries here.
Who doesn’t love ice cream?! These red, white and blue chocolate dipped cones will be a hit for kids- and bring out the kid in the adults! Check out how to make these Patriotic Ice Cream Cones at The Noble Pig.
Nothing says “BBQ” quite like a kebob! These fun Brownie & Fruit Kebobs try to healthy it up a bit with strawberries and blueberries, but we all know you’re going for the brownie bites first! If you have a vegetarian in the crowd, sub out the marshmallows for powdered sugar donut holes. Yummm!Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
These 4th of July Brownie Bites will work for any patriotic party, and would also be great for any backyard BBQ! Brownie bites are quick and easy to make, and always a crowd favorite!
Everyone loves Rice Krispie Treats, but did you know there is a way to make them even softer and chewier? Find out how at Deliciously Declassified when she makes these fun Red, White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats.
This one is sure to elicit “ooohs and ahhhs,” but no on needs to know how ridiculously simple these Red, White and Blue Trifles are! Using store bought angel food cake makes this recipe come together super quickly. Don’t let the homemade whipped cream deter you- it is SO EASY to make you will not go back to the old stuff after trying it!
My little neighbor boys love making these Sprinkle Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches! They are super easy, and ice cream sandwiches now come in a “mini” option that is about 2″x4″ making them a nice, small treat for kids and the diet conscious. I love the idea of inserting a popsicle stick to make them a little less messy. We use whatever sprinkles we have on hand, but these would be fun with year round with seasonal sprinkles!
These bite sized Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are soooo easy! Of the 5 ingredients, two are the strawberries and blueberries, so this really is a simple recipe. Make a bunch because these are going to be a hit!
This No Bake Flag Cake is super easy to make, serves up to 16 people, and is sure to be a hit at your BBQ!
Now all you need to do is decide which one to make first! With 3 patriotic holidays coming up you should be all set with 10 awesome and easy dessert choices!
You know what goes great with dessert? Adult beverages! Check out these 5 refreshing drinks your guests will love!
Be sure to check out (and follow!) our Desserts board on Pinterest. There are over 1,000 dessert ideas from other awesome bloggers!