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Easy Red, White and Blue Dessert Board

Easy Red, White and Blue Dessert Board

The best desserts are the fuss free kind! This easy, peasy dessert board idea is perfect for celebrating with red, white and blue. All of these goodies used to make this pretty little party spread are all store-bought. You deserve a break! No baking away in a hot kitchen this year. This post contains affiliate links.

Let me show you how to put together a pretty festive grazing board for all of your summer parties. This simple concept is basically my tiered Patriotic dessert tray reinvented for another way to serve this easy treat.
pretty display board filled with red, white and blue desserts for 4th of july parties.

Many of these treats were purchased locally to me and possible that you won't be able to get your hands on some of these exact items. Consider this treat tray inspiration to take a look at what's available nearby to you and I am sure you will end up with a festive unique twist on a dessert grazing board!

Let's get to making this yummy dessert spread.

RED, WHITE & BLUE DESSERT CHARCUTERIE BOARD

Start by picking out a tray or cutting board to set up your dessert charcuterie board on. Then, shop around for the best treats to fill it up with.

Keep it simple by choosing 4-6 different treats and candies and you can't go wrong.

Star-shaped cookies for 4th of July.

Here are some gorgeous sweets and eats to get this summer party started the right way.

  • Red, White & Blue Cookies – When it comes to red, white and blue sweets, cookies are an easy win. This treat tray features a selection of Lofthouse cookies which are found in many local grocers. If you can’t find any good matching cookies locally, here a couple of options that can be purchased online:
    • Mini Red White & Blue Hand Dipped Cookies, here.
    • Blue Macarons, here
    • You could also simply buy or make any cookies using Patriotic cookie cutters like here.
  • Red, White & Blue Cupcakes – From mini to full-sized, you can't go wrong adding these to your dessert board. These limited time only cupcakes are my top picks for a Patriotic theme:
    • Star Spangled Cupcakes, here.
    • You could also simply buy or make any cupcakes and add Patriotic cupcake toppers like these
  • Red, White & Blue Pretzels – another fun and tasty sweet snack to consider. You can do a quick DIY with regular store-bought yogurt or white chocolate pretzels like I did in this colorful dessert tray. Here are some more festive pretzel options:
    • Themed coated pretzels, here.
    • Spotted another version over here.
  • Red, White & Blue Candy - make sure to check out my red, white and blue candy board for a huge selection of the best candies to add your dessert spread. Here are the two that I picked for this one.
    • Patriotic Twist Mints, here.
    • Foil Wrapped Chocolate Stars, here.

Cookies and treats decorated for patriotic holidays like 4th of july.

HOW TO ARRANGE A DESSERT BOARD

I like to keep my dessert and candy boards relatively simple by following some very easy strategies.

Here is a summed up list of tips that will bring you sweet success with no fuss.

  • Matching Treats - this particular board will be easy, you want to stick to red, white and blue and perhaps add a dash of gold or silver and that's it. Generally speaking, I like to focus on anywhere from 2-4 main colors. That will be the best meth0d for almost all themes.
  • Abundance – One important key to making the best dessert grazing board or any kind of charcuterie board is abundance. Fill in every available space with treats and go in with smaller candies to fill in every inch and corner. Carefully fill up spaces for the very best overall aesthetic. 
  • Alternate – Once you have your treats selected, it's time to make them more visually interesting. The key to doing it is spacing out the colors, types of treats and sizes of items. This will make your treat trays eye-catching. Try not to place red treats near other red treats and so on and so on.

  Patriotic dessert tray.

Now that you're armed with the very best tips and inspo, have fun with it! I can't wait to see what you come up with! B

e sure to tag me on social media with @cutefetti. Red, white and blue dessert tray with cookies, mini cupcakes, hostess cupcakes, sprinkles and chocolate.

PATRIOTIC ENTERTAINING IDEAS

If you like this simple dessert tray, you are going to love this eye-grabbing 2-tiered idea.

This Patriotic candy board is loaded with the sweetest of red, white and blue picks. 

For a red, white and blue presentation, these cookie bars are perfect. 

Patriotic dessert tray.

Easy Red, White and Blue Dessert Board

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Patriotic dessert tray charcuterie board filled with store-bought red, white and blue desserts including cupcakes, cookies and candies for parties and the best entertaining.

Ingredients

  • Patriotic Cookies (Such as Lofthouse Cookies)
  • Star-Shaped Cookies
  • Mini Patriotic Cupcakes
  • Hostess Star Spangled Cupcakes
  • Patriotic Pretzels
  • Patriotic Twist Mints
  • Foil Wrapped Chocolate Stars
  • Red, White and Blue Sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Matching Treats - this particular board will be easy, you want to stick to red, white and blue and perhaps add a dash of gold or silver and that's it. Keep it simple by choosing 4-6 different treats and candies and you can't go wrong.
    2. Abundance – One important key to making the best dessert grazing board or any kind of charcuterie board is abundance. Fill in every available space with treats and go in with smaller candies to fill in every inch and corner. Carefully fill up spaces for the very best overall aesthetic. 
    3. Alternate – Once you have your treats selected, it's time to make them more visually interesting. The key to doing it is spacing out the colors, types of treats and sizes of items. This will make your treat trays eye-catching. Try not to place red treats near other red treats and so on and so on.

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