Red, White & Blue Dessert Bars

red white and blue dessert bars stacked up

These easy red, white and blue bars are as delicious as they are easy to make. This dessert recipe is just perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July celebrations! These colorful blondies are topped with the best Patriotic sprinkles around.

red white and blue dessert bars stacked up

These simple blondie bars will be an instant hit for all of your patriotic parties and will delight people of all ages. If you've been searching for easy red white and blue dessert recipes, you definitely hit the jackpot. 


These bars are among the easiest red, white and blue desserts you’ll find around. Anyone can make this and the base recipe is so highly customizable, it’s a total win. You can tweak these to your liking and add any pretty Patriotic sprinkles that you love. You can even make a few different variations to serve for the same party. The possibilities are endless.


Making blondies can happen easily by adding white chocolate chips to a box of white cake mix. This simple recipe are the easiest blondies you can make. This might just be your new favorite. 

adding food color to blondie batter

After preheating the oven, we’ll make a simple blondie mixture using very basic ingredients.

mixing red food color into blondie batter

Next up, we’ll separate and color the mixture using both red food gel and blue food gel. That’s where most of the colorful magic happens. It’s also the step that you can customize to be any color you need it to be. How fun?  

adding red and blue batter together

Spoon the red batter on to the blue batter in your baking dish and use a knife to create a swirl design.

baked 4th of july blondies

Once they've  completely cooled down, it’s officially time to add the fun final touches to perfect these colorful blondies.

white icing drizzled on top of baked bars

Piping some icing over top and adding the cutest festive sprinkles is the way to go.

red, white and blue sprinkles for memorial day or 4th of july

See? I told you how easy it is to whip up an easy red, white and blue dessert. This go-to recipe is a keeper.

patriotic dessert bars with icing drizzle and sprinkles

red white and blue dessert bars stacked up

Red, White & Blue Dessert Bars

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Red, White and Blue Dessert Bar Recipe for Patriotic parties such as Memorial Day and 4th of July.


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • ¼-1/3 cup milk
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • Food gel (Wilton Neon Gel Food Color Set)
  • Frosting
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the first three ingredients. Slowly incorporate milk, starting with ¼ cup and add more if necessary. The batter should be thick and resemble silly putty.
  3. Add white chocolate chips.
  4. Transfer about 1 cup of batter to a small bowl. Add red food gel and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Add blue food gel to remaining batter and transfer to parchment lined 8x8 baking dish.
  6. Spoon red batter on to the blue batter and use a knife to create a swirl design.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes then cover with aluminum foil and bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  8. Once the blondies have cooled, use a pastry bag or baggie to drizzle frosting and add sprinkles.
Nutrition Information
Yield 9 Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 24mgSodium 60mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 11gProtein 2g


If you've tried coloring baked goods with food coloring in the past, you know how easy it is to ruin them. Am I right? The solution is simple. You need to make sure that the dessert doesn't burn n the oven. A simple solution is to add foil over the baking dish for most of the cook time. It will make all the difference. 


Are you looking for red, white and blue sprinkles? These edible Patriotic sprinkles found here at Michaels are seriously amazing and absolutely perfect for these bars and any other red white and blue party desserts you’re making. The additional of tiny stars really take this one over the top if you ask me.

patriotic sprinkles. red, white and blue with stars.



Need more red white and blue desserts for patriotic entertaining? This list of desserts will help:

Red, White and Blue Desserts

Here is some savory inspo, too:

Patriotic Dip Ideas


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