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Amazing 4th of July healthy dessert recipes

Amazing 4th of july healthy dessert recipes
Amazing 4th of july healthy dessert recipes

Can you believe that this weekend is already 4th of July weekend? When did that happen?!

This summer has been a whirlwind for us, going by at demon fast speed! If you’re anything like me and constantly playing “catch up” to get ready for the next holiday event, you’re going to love this post!

Assuming you already have your best red, white and blue recipes ready, appetizers picked out and summer cocktails ready, today I compiled my favorite healthy and light 4th of July desserts. Adding fun and healthy desserts to your 4th of July recipes amidst the other treats  (like maybe some 4th of July pies!) is an easy way to help you and your guests stick to your health and wellness goals even as you join in the celebrations.

Layered Red, White and Blue Ribbon Finger Jell-O

Amazing 4th of July healthy dessert recipes

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Amazing 4th of July healthy dessert recipes

This Jell-O recipe is… hands-down… the recipe that won me the title of the most well-liked Mom in my neighborhood. I say that “tongue-in-cheek,” of course. But kids love jello, and if they can pick it up with their hands and eat it then that’s a bonus too. To put it over the top, this is a festive and patriotic red, white, and blue recipe, meaning it’s the perfect treat for Memorial Day or 4th of July celebrations!

Jell-O is a great option for backyard barbeques and holiday parties as they are a kid-friendly dessert that looks great on the dessert table. This recipe is simple and is also adaptable for other holidays—just adjust the colors used in the Jell-O layers for a festive Christmas or Halloween dessert. No matter which colors you use, this finger Jell-O recipe is sure to be a hit this 4th of July!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (6-oz) box Berry Blue Jell-O
  • 1 (6-oz) box Strawberry Jell-O
  • 4 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • boiling water and cold water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Spray a 9×13-inch pyrex pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Make the blue layer: In a medium bowl, mix the blue Jell-O with 1 envelope of the unflavored gelatin. Add 2 cups boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature and pour into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until quite firm.
  3. Make the white layer: In another bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup boiling water. In a separate small bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin over ½ cup cold water. Let stand for a few minutes and then add ½ cup boiling water to dissolve the gelatin. Add to the milk mixture and stir to combine. Cool to room temperature. Pour the white layer over the firmed-up blue Jell-O layer. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until quite firm.
  4. Make the red layer: In a medium bowl, mix the red Jello with 1 envelope of the unflavored gelatin. Add 2 cups boiling water and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature and pour over the firmed-up white layer. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
  5. Slice into individual servings (small enough to hold in your hand), scoop out with a small spatula, and serve. For a more festive look, turn some of them upside-down so you have both red and blue showing on your serving platter.

KITCHEN COUNTER

Makes 32 pieces.

COOK’S NOTE

*Be sure to let each layer come to room temperature before adding to the pan. Overly warm layers will melt the firmed-up layer, and you don’t want that to happen!
*Experiment with using different colors at other times of year (red and green for Christmas, green and yellow for St. Patrick’s Day, etc)

Mixed Berries with Honey Maple Mascarpone

Amazing 4th of July healthy dessert recipes
Amazing 4th of July healthy dessert recipes

This Mixed Berry dessert with Honey Maple Mascarpone is the perfect slightly sweet snack to satisfy that “get-me-a-32oz-chocolate-fudge-shake-or-else” feeling. It has just the right amount of sweet from the maple and honey added into the mascarpone. The creaminess from the mascarpone goes perfectly with the fresh berries and then paired with raw sliced almonds makes this a home-run dish for any dainty baby shower, fun summer bbq party, or just a weekend treat!

How to Make Mixed Berries with Honey Maple Mascarpone

To get started, wash 1 pint of raspberries, 1 pint of blueberries, and 1 pint of blackberries.

Once clean put them in a small bowl and toss together. In a small bowl mix 8 oz. of mascarpone cheese, 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of raw honey, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Mix together until completely combined. To put the dessert together, place 1/2 cup of the berry mixture together in a small serving bowl.

Top with 2 tablespoons of the Honey Maple Mascarpone mixture and sprinkle with raw sliced almonds. Serve!

Source : JHEARTS

Whole Wheat Strawberry Oat Bars

Amazing 4th of july healthy dessert recipes
Amazing 4th of july healthy dessert recipes

Ingredients for this Amazing 4th of july healthy dessert recipe

  • 1 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw cashews or other nuts
  • 5 cups sliced strawberries
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9- by 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the oats, whole wheat pastry flour, cinnamon and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the oats are finely ground.
  • Add the butter and pulse until the mixture forms large crumbs.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the egg, canola oil and vanilla extract. With the motor running, slowly pour in the egg mixture. Process until the mixture starts to stick together.
  • Transfer ¾ cup of the mixture to a bowl and stir in the nuts. Set aside for the topping.
  • Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form a crust.
  • In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, 6 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice.
  • Spread the strawberry mixture evenly over the crust. Sprinkle the reserved nut mixture over top.
  • Bake until the topping is starting to brown and the fruit is bubbling, 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Let cool on a rack, then transfer to the fridge for 30 minutes (this will help with cutting and serving the bars).
  • Cut into 24 pieces. Serve or refrigerate.

Source : CookInCanuck

Red White and Blue Double Berry Coconut Pops

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces fresh strawberries hulled and coarsely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups lightly packed)
  • 3 1g packet stevia divided (more or less depending how sweet your berries are)
  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen (thawed if frozen)

Instructions

  • Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor with 1 packet stevia (you will get about 1 cup of strawberry liquid). Pour about 2 tablespoons into each of 9 popsicle molds (it should fill each mold about 1/3 of the way; if you have extra, pour it into the 10th mold). Freeze this layer until solid, or nearly solid for a more “tie-dyed” look.
  • Mix the coconut milk, 1 packet stevia, and vanilla. Pour about 2 tablespoons into each of 9 popsicle molds (it should fill each mold about 1/3 of the way; if you have extra, pour it into the 10th mold). Freeze this layer until slushy (about 10 minutes), then insert the wooden sticks and freeze until solid, or nearly solid for a more “tie-dyed” look.
  • Puree the blueberries in a blender or food processor with 1 packet stevia (you will get about 1 scant cup of blueberry liquid). Pour about 2 tablespoons into each of 9 popsicle molds (it should fill each mold about 1/3 of the way; if you have extra, pour it into the 10th mold).
  • Freeze the pops until solid before unmolding.

Source : https://www.anediblemosaic.com/double-berry-coconut-pops-no-added-sugar/

This summer has been a whirlwind for us, going by at demon fast speed! If you’re anything like me and constantly playing “catch up” to get ready for the next holiday event, you’re going to love this post!

Assuming you already have your best red, white and blue recipes ready, appetizers picked out and summer cocktails ready, today I compiled my favorite healthy and light 4th of July desserts. Adding fun and healthy desserts to your 4th of July recipes amidst the other treats  (like maybe some 4th of July pies!) is an easy way to help you and your guests stick to your health and wellness goals even as you join in the celebrations.

Source : Parade

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