Besides being a great long weekend, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the birthday of the good old USA. All across the country, barbecue grills will be lit, flags will be hung, and family and friends will gather to eat lots of food. But after all of the hot dogs, burgers,and ribs, your guests will most likely be in the mood for a sweet treat. And there is no better way to impress them than with an assortment of red, white, and blue desserts.(Well, unless you can play a killer rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" on your guitar).
Cakes, cookies, and popsicles are just some of the tasty treats that make a perfect, patriotic end to an awesome backyard barbecue or beach blowout. And the best part is that most of them don't even require you to sweat it out over a hot stove while you prepare them.
So while you're planning the details of your Fourth of July menu this year, make sure you save room for the dessert. You're definitely going to need some sugar to keep you and your guests awake long enough to see the fireworks display after the sun goes down.