Happy 4th of July! We had a blast this year, entertaining and creating a simple, fun and festive atmosphere for guests! The key word for me, being simple. I am definitely not one to spend a lot of time making extravagant centerpieces, and I am far from Martha Stewart when it comes to entertaining! If it’s easy, fun and looks/tastes good- then I’m all for it! Here are some snacks that are easy to make and look very patriotic!
The grocery list for this snack is simple, and you may already have most of these items at home. You will need: vanilla yogurt, blueberries, strawberries (sliced) and granola. After all materials are laid out on the counter, I started the layering: first the yogurt, then granola, then strawberries and blueberries. Then, repeat (probably one more time) with the fruit as the top layer. Voila- an easy, delicious snack for breakfast or dessert! I liked using a clear wine glass when presenting, to show off the layering work. When giving this snack to kids, just replace with clear plastic cup and spoon!
These marshmallow covered treats are so fun! I found this idea from Courtney of A Thoughtful Place. I’m so glad I tried this festive snack- they were so easy and delicious! (And I love that they look like sparklers!) I borrowed the container from my mom (thanks mom!) and filled it with rice, to keep the sticks in place. I could have also used sand, but had the rice on hand. I used grilling skewer sticks for the marshmallows and cut the sharp tips off. I tested out the sticks in the rice filled container, first.
I then melted chocolate chips in a bowl and placed the red and blue sprinkles in another bowl.
After melting the chocolate in the microwave, I dipped the marshmallows in the chocolate and then in the sprinkles! They were a hit! It took about 10 minutes from start to finish. I suggest preparing the snack right before you present it. I prepared the snack about an hour before and the marshmallows were starting to slide down the stick. But, I would definitely do it again. Thanks Courtney, for the idea!