We aren't going anywhere on the 4th this year that would require me to make food, so I took advantage of our weekly church potluck to make some red-white-and blue goodies. I had so many ideas in my head, but decided I needed to narrow my list down to three treats. Thank you once again Pinterest for some great ideas! My ideas came from this website: Six Sister's Stuff and then there are links to other great recipes from there. The girls were wonderful helpers!
The first thing we made was a layered Red, white, and blue jello. We topped it off with cool whip, strawberries, and blue berries. There are quiet a few recipes out there to get the middle layer white. We used 1- 3 oz package of lemon jello &1 cup of boiling water mixed together. We then mixed that with 8 oz of creamed cream cheese. We folded in a smaller tub of cool whip and whoola-- you have a white jello mixture. It took a little over an hour for each layer to set....and boy was it yummy!
The second was also a great-- easy little recipe. We just made a white cake-- but separated the cake into 3 bowls and mixed red food coloring in one bowl, and blue in the other. We layered the mixture in a bundt pan to get the inside red, white, blue look. Once cool, we microwaved the frosting and drizzled it all over. I wish I had food coloring that would make a pure red and blue color, instead of pastel, but I think it turned out ok...and once again...yummy!!!
The last was the easiest. We just melted white almond bark and dipped half of a strawberry in it. We then rolled the strawberry in blue sugar. We had a little bit of almond bark left over so we dipped pretzel sticks in it.