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Betty’s Best Red, White & Blue Desserts

You might think fireworks are the big finale on the Fourth, but that just means you haven’t celebrated Independence Day Betty’s way. From fruit pies worthy of a blue ribbon to flashy flag cakes and cool ice cream desserts, these sweet treats are how Betty marks a special occasion. And special doesn’t have to mean fussy either. After all, you can serve up a Warm Toasted Marshmallow S’mores Bars with just four ingredients and 20 minutes of effort. The making of dessert can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, but one thing is true, every recipe on our list will taste as good as it looks– believe us, we’ve tasted all of these kitchen-tested recipes in the Betty Crocker Kitchens.

If all these recipes have you craving baking instruction, check out Betty’s tips and tricks for mastering desserts of all kinds.

  • Want to learn how to roll out a pie crust? How about creating a pretty lattice top? Have you always wondered what’s the difference between butter and shortening crusts? Find answers to these questions and more in How to Make Pie Crust.
  • Have you ever wondered how to fill cupcakes, frost them and decorate them without too much fuss? We’ve got answers and then some in How to Make Cupcakes.
  • Are you ready to perfect your chocolate chip cookies? Whether you like them crispy or chewy, learn everything you ever wanted to know about making chocolate chip cookies. And any other cookie questions you have are sure to be answered in our Cookie Cheat Sheet.

Ready to round out the rest of your menu? All the Fourth of July recipes you could ever want await you.