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15 Star Spangled Toddler Treats for Your Holiday Picnic!
4th of July is just around the corner, and I’m personally in heavy prep mode because we’re hosting about 20 adults and 15 kids at our house for a pool party, some games, and BBQing. I’m on the search for treats that are toddler- and kid-friendly that aren’t jam packed with sugar and loaded with frosting and caramel. Sweet treats are fine in moderation, but knowing that I’ll have so many kids running around the house, I want to offer plenty of other options as well. Here’s a roundup of 15 festive and patriotic treats I found that are fun and simple to make, and the kids will surely love!
15 Star Spangled Toddler Treats!
Click through to get 15 great ideas for making some fun and patriotic treats that are toddler tested and mother approved! Perfect for your holiday feast!
Made using some hot water, colored gelatin and Kool Aid, these celebration popsicles will cool the kids down and are color perfect for the 4th!
Fourth of July Jigglers
Toddlers love jigglers because they bring food to life! Make these adorable and yummy star shaped jigglers, layered with a bit of whipped cream, and you’ll have a treat that is fun, interactive and good to eat!
Red White and Blueberry Freeze Pops
I love these popsicles because the ingredients are simple but the effect still makes an impact! Made with raspberry juice, yogurt and blueberries, it’s a nutritious popsicle you won’t mind the littles having seconds of!
This patriotic treat mixes a bit of nutrition with a bit of sugar, so you won’t feel completely guilty letting the little have one or two. Simply dip strawberries in some melted white chocolate and edible sugar for this cool effect!
Offer an alternative to sweet treats with these star shaped cheddar crackers that any toddler is sure to love! The recipe calls for just a few ingredients and the results are spectacular!
What an awesome treat to bring to your 4th party! And super nutritious too, made of just berries and bananas!
Red White and Blueberry Fruit Salad
Keep their energy up so they can play all day by adding some fruit to your toddler’s menu plan on the 4th with a simple fruit salad. For a playful and festive presentation, toss and serve it in a star shaped bowl.
4th of July Jell-O Parfait
Make a classic treat that both toddlers and adults are sure to enjoy, with this lovely patriotic looking Jell-O parfait dish. Perfect as a dessert or a side dish, it will surely satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth!
Patriotic Petit Fours
You won’t believe how easy and refreshing these petit fours are, especially since they’re made with watermelon!
Watermelon Petit Fours
A slightly different twist on the same concept, these watermelon petit fours use a bit of cream cheese frosting and sugar in the raw to add some sweetness to the refreshing fruit.
Red White and Blue Delight
Super refreshing and made with sorbet and fresh berries, this dessert provides a bit of a nutritional punch as well as being beautiful!
Strawberry Blueberry Shortcake
Make your own shortcake from scratch with this simple and detailed recipe, and add a beautiful presentation of berries and whipped cream for a festive treat everyone will love on the 4th!
Watermelon Star Pops
By using nothing more than a star shaped cookie cutter and some popsicle sticks, you can make a treat for your toddlers that will have them feeling like they’re really getting something special on the 4th!
A refreshing summer treat that can be enjoyed all summer long, not just on the 4th! Made with watermelon and just a bit of sugar, these provide a fun punch of color and refreshment on the 4th!
Spangled Sandwich Pops
I had to end this roundup with a delightful treat. After being good all day and eating lots of fruit and fruit popsicles, why not let the kids, and you, indulge in a bit of an old time classic? Make these ice cream sandwich pops with patriotic sprinkles and a popsicle stick.