4th of July Dessert Board

Last Updated on April 13, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Looking for a fun treat for your 4th of July party? This 4th of July dessert board is just the thing to bring your holiday spread to the next level!

Patriotic Dessert Board

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Fireworks and quality family time are some of the best ways to celebrate this country’s independence. And let’s not forget the FOOD! The food is DEFINITELY one of the best parts of any patriotic celebration. One of my favorite patriotic treats are these patriotic Oreo truffles (which would make an amazing addition to this dessert board, by the way!).

4th of July Dessert Board

We’re all familiar with the charcuterie board craze that’s been around for years. Not only are they pleasing to the eyes, but they are so versatile and easy to adjust to fit any occasion. This dessert board is a fun spin on the classic – using 4th of July themed treats!

4th of July Dessert Board

The best part about this recipe? It is so easy! Each element is quick and easy to prepare and assembly is even easier. Wow your family and friends at your next gathering with this intricate-looking display. They’ll never believe it was so easy! If you love dessert boards, don’t forget to check out this sweet jarcuterie recipe!

For More 4th of July Treats try these!

4th of July Dessert Board

This dessert board is not only amazing to look at, the elements all taste great too! With so much variety and ways to change it up, there is no wrong way to create this amazing treat!

Ingredients

4th of July Dessert Board
  • White Cake Mix
  • Frosting
  • Oreo Truffles
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Mini Ice Cream Cones
  • White Almond Bark
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Yogurt Dipped Pretzels
  • Yogurt Raisins
  • Patriotic Sprinkles
  • Red, White, and Blue Candy (see Tips, Tricks, & FAQs below for details)

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How To Make A Patriotic Dessert Board

4th of July Dessert Board

Servings: 10-12

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

Cupcakes

  • Mix white cake mix according to directions on the box.
  • Bake mini cupcakes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Frost with your favorite frosting and add sprinkles.

Mini Ice Cream Cones

  • Melt 2 blocks of almond bark in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir and continue heating until almost all chocolate is melted. Stir until completely melted.
  • Dip the edge of the cone in melted almond bark.
  • Immediately add sprinkles.
  • Fill with berries or candies before placing on the board.

Chocolate Dipped Oreos

  • Melt 4 blocks of almond bark in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating until almost all chocolate is melted. Stir until completely melted.
  • Dip the edge of the cookie in chocolate. You may need to dip the cookie twice to cover completely.
  • Immediately add sprinkles.
  • Melt colored candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Transfer to squeeze bottles and drizzle on cookie after almond bark is set.

Pretzel Bites

  • Add peanut butter to one pretzel square. For less mess, fill a plastic bag with peanut butter, cut the corner off of the bag, and squeeze peanut butter out onto the pretzel square.
  • Add a few mini chocolate chips.
  • Top with another pretzel square, pressing together slightly.
  • Melt 2 blocks of almond bark in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating until almost all chocolate is melted. Stir until completely melted.
  • Dip the edge of the pretzels into the almond bark.
  • Immediately add sprinkles.

To Create Board

4th of July Dessert Board
  • Start with a large board. Using a board with edges is easiest.
  • Begin by adding the largest items to the board first: dipped Oreos, cupcakes, mini ice cream cones, and pretzel bites.
  • Add the next largest items: berries and large candy pieces.
  • Fill in any holes with smaller items like pretzels, small candy, and raisins.  

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Have other favorite patriotic treats? Add them to the board! You can add just about any colorful and tasty treats to this amazing array of delictibles!
  • This dessert board is so easily adaptable to fit any other holiday you could want! Swap the patriotic sprinkles for Christmas sprinkles and the colored candy melts for red and green melts! Use the same directions and just swap the colors for a festive Christmas (or Valentine’s Day, or Halloween) twist on this amazing idea.

What kind of candies are best on the dessert board?

There is no limit to the different kinds of candies and treats that you can add to this fun dessert board! Candies that we used and love are: 

  • Red Vines
  • Cherry Sours
  • White Chocolate Reese’s 
  • Swedish Fish
  • Lindt Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Truffles
  • M&M’s
  • Watermelon Gummy Rings
  • Hot Tamales
  • Rock Candy Lollipops
  • Blue Lollipops

Storage

Serve the dessert board immediately after putting together. Store any leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. We recommend separating ingredients before putting them into the fridge. 

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Yield: 10-12 servings

4th of July Dessert Board

4th of July Dessert Board

Looking for a fun treat for your 4th of July party? This 4th of July dessert board is just the thing to bring your holiday spread to the next level!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • White Cake Mix
  • Frosting
  • Oreo Truffles
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Mini Ice Cream Cones
  • White Almond Bark
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Yogurt Dipped Pretzels
  • Yogurt Raisins
  • Patriotic Sprinkles
  • Red, White, and Blue Candy (see notes below for details)

Instructions

    Cupcakes

  1. Mix white cake mix according to directions on the box.
  2. Bake mini cupcakes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. Frost with your favorite frosting and add sprinkles.

Mini Ice Cream Cones

  1. Melt 2 blocks of almond bark in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir and continue heating until almost all chocolate is melted. Stir until completely melted.
  2. Dip the edge of the cone in melted almond bark.
  3. Immediately add sprinkles.

Chocolate Dipped Oreos

  1. Melt 4 blocks of almond bark in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating until almost all chocolate is melted. Stir until completely melted.
  2. Dip the edge of the cookie in chocolate. You may need to dip the cookie twice to cover completely.
  3. Immediately add sprinkles.
  4. Melt colored candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Transfer to squeeze bottles and drizzle on cookie after almond bark is set.

Pretzel Bites

  1. Add peanut butter to one pretzel square. For less mess, fill a plastic bag with peanut butter, cut the corner off of the bag, and squeeze peanut butter out onto the pretzel square.
  2. Add a few mini chocolate chips.
  3. Top with another pretzel square, pressing together slightly.
  4. Melt 2 blocks of almond bark in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating until almost all chocolate is melted. Stir until completely melted.
  5. Dip the edge of the pretzels into the almond bark.
  6. Immediately add sprinkles.

To Create Board

  1. Start with a large board. Using a board with edges is easiest.
  2. Begin by adding the largest items to the board first: dipped Oreos, cupcakes, mini ice cream cones, and pretzel bites.
  3. Add the next largest items: berries and large candy pieces.
  4. Fill in any holes with smaller items like pretzels, small candy, and raisins.

Notes

There is no limit to the different kinds of candies and treats that you can add to this fun dessert board! Candies that we used and love are: 

  • Red Vines
  • Cherry Sours
  • White Chocolate Reese’s 
  • Swedish Fish
  • Lindt Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Truffles
  • M&M’s
  • Watermelon Gummy Rings
  • Hot Tamales
  • Rock Candy Lollipops
  • Blue Lollipops

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