Memorial Day Recipes: 7 Desserts to Sweeten Up Your BBQ

May 26, 2016
One of the first long weekends of summer is here – are you ready? If you’re having friends and family over to celebrate Memorial Day and show your support for the brave men and women who fight tirelessly to help keep us safe, try serving up some of these delicious treats. Here are our favorite red, white, and blue desserts from some of the best food bloggers out there. Check out their scrumptious recipes and throw one seriously sweet bash this weekend!

Perfect Patriotic Pie - What’s more American than apple pie? An apple pie with a star-spangled crust, of course! Visit Broma Bakery to learn how to make this fabulous Miss American Pie and other playful pastries. We’re sure your guests will love it. Get the full tutorial here.

Miss American Pie from Broma Bakery
Image via Broma Bakey

Scrumptious Strawberry Snacks - Worried about your beach body, but still want a sweet treat to enjoy this weekend? You’ve got to try one these Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from The Kitchen Is My Playground. Simple to make and very pleasing to the eye, they’ll add to any Memorial Day spread. Get the full tutorial here.

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from The Kitchen Is My Playground

Gooey Graham Goodies - Can’t wait for the bonfire? Enjoy a s’mores inspired dessert, without having to roast marshmallows. Plain Vanilla Mom shows us how to make graham cracker ice cream sandwiches (which look a lot like everyone’s favorite campfire treat, just sub in chocolate ice cream and sprinkles for marshmallow). Get the full tutorial here.

Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches from Plain Vanilla Mom

Sweet & Savory Sticks - Finger food that isn’t sticky or messy? Sign us up! These fabulous pretzel sticks from Our Best Bites are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, and are a breeze to serve and eat. What could be better? Get the full tutorial here.

Pretzel Sticks from Our Best Bites
Image via Our Best Bites

Spectacularly Sprinkled Sandwiches - Cute and creative patriotic desserts don’t have to cost a fortune or take days of preparation. Say Yes teaches us how to achieve a unique and on theme treat in a matter of moments. All you need is ice cream sandwiches, sprinkles, and popsicles sticks. Get the full tutorial here.

Sprinkled Ice Cream Sandwich from Say Yes
Image via Say Yes

Delightfully Darling Donuts - Hosting a Memorial Day brunch? These sweet donuts are a must-serve! A Pumpkin & A Princess shows us how to make baked vanilla bean donuts (yum!) that are just calling out for some fun red, white, and blue decorations. Get the full tutorial here.

Vanilla Bean Donuts from A Pumpkin & A Princess

Cool & Creative Cookies - Although this may be one of the messier snacks to eat, we’re sure your guests will enjoy every homemade morsel. The Benson Street teaches us how to make our own ice cream sandwiches, with cleverly decorated red and white cookies to boot. Get the full tutorial here

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Benson Street

We hope these sweet creations help spice up your Memorial Day celebrations and wow your friends and family. Tackle any of these bloggers’ creations? Make sure to share what you whip up with us on Twitter and Instagram - we love seeing what you guys make. And of course, from our family to yours, have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Freedom isn’t free, and we’re so grateful for all those who’ve sacrificed so much to help keep us safe. Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day