Summer is a time for relaxation and spending time with friends and family. That’s especially true on the 4thof July. Whether you’re lounging by the water or enjoying a fireworks show, these easy 4th of July desserts are perfect for any Independence Day apartment party. And better yet, they won’t require much preparation.

Text by Nicole Anderson

patriotic frozen yogurt pops.

Patriotic Ice Pops

These pops are a cool treat for a summer party. Bite into some blueberries and ice cream to get the best of both worlds. Prep the pops the night before and leave them to freeze overnight. These will be a hit no matter the age of your guests!

independence day cake.

Red, White and Blue Poke Cake

If you’re looking for a classic approach, try this simple poke cake recipe. Use a boxed cake mix to make this dessert even easier. Topped with pop rocks, this cake’s flavors explode in your mouth like the fireworks in the sky.  

Colorful Cookies

You can never go wrong with cookies. Have fun by rolling the red, white and blue dough, then stick them in the oven to watch the transformation. Follow this recipe and you’re guaranteed to make every guest say wow.

strawberry banana fruit kabobs.

Firecracker Fruit Kabobs

Perfect for a poolside party, this unique treat’ll have everyone coming back for more. Blueberries, strawberries and marshmallows come together to make a healthy Independence Day treat that’s perfect for everyone. Replace the marshmallows with banana slices for a fully fruity treat. Add a twist by bringing the ingredients and sticks and letting the guests make their own.

flag themed pretzel rods.

Easy 4th of July Dessert Pretzels

This is a sweet and salty dessert that everyone will love with a 4thof July twist. Decorating the pretzels may even be more fun than snacking on them. Dip the salty snack in melted chocolate and decorate them in red, white and blue. Enjoy these simple treats while they last.