Let’s be honest, very few of us sit around on Independence Day celebrating the Declaration of Independence and our decision to chuck the deuces to Great Britain. If you’re like me, the 4th of July is reserved for good food and fun fireworks!

So, in honor of this festive holiday I’m posting a tasty treat you can prepare with your kiddo and a special libation when it’s time to get your grown folk on!!

First up, a strawberry snack that easy to prepare and delicious to eat.

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Ingredients
Strawberries, washed and dried
White chocolate
Blue sugar, edible glitter, or sprinkles (blue sugar is shown in the picture)

Directions
Place blue sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for two minutes. Stir until the bowl is no longer warm. Then microwave for 30 second intervals at 50% power, stirring after each, until the chocolate is completely melted. Dip the lower two thirds of the strawberries in the melted white chocolate. Then, dip the lower third of the strawberries in the blue sugar or spoon it onto the strawberry. Place on wax paper or Silpat until completely cool.

Now, put those kids to bed and let the real party begin. While most functions will have beer and liquor, this little “Red, WINE & Blue” summer spritzer will definitely hit the spot on what is sure to be a hot night.

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Ingredients
white wine (Barefoot Reisling suggested)
white soda (Diet Sierra Mist suggested…Although I switched it for Sprite)
frozen cherries
frozen blueberries

Directions
This drink is 2/3 wine and 1/3 white soda, though just eye ball it. Throw in some frozen cherries & frozen blueberries and enjoy!

It doesn’t get any easier than that! Now, those are just two of my favorites but if you’re looking for more 4th of July inspired treats check out Crazy for Crust.

Strawberry recipe spotted @ The Sister Cafe
Spritzer recipe spotted @ Wine and Glue