Star Spangled Desserts

Star Spangled Desserts by Giggles Galore

I can’t wait for the 4th of July.  Not only do we get to spend time at one of our favorite places, the Frio River, but I absolutely love celebrating this patriotic holiday with lots of red, white and blue crafts, desserts and parties!  I’ve teamed up with 110 other bloggers for a fun 4th of July inspired party, Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue!  Not only will I be sharing my easy Star Spangled Desserts, but you can also check out over 100 other projects to get you in the patriotic mood.


A few years ago we hosted a family 4th of July BBQ and I made some red, white and blue dessert kabobs. Everyone loved them and several years later they are still a popular treat and one that gets shared over and over from my site.  This year I decided to try a new twist on those popular treats and made Star Spangled Desserts that will be a total crowd pleaser with the young and old.  Oh, and did I mention they were easy!

Star Spangled Dessert_Puff Pastry Sandwich

I used store bought Puff Pastry sheets, a star shaped cookie cutter, fresh fruit and cool whip. Easy enough, right?  I rolled out the pastry sheets as directed, cut them with my star shaped cookie cutter and placed them on a lightly greased baking sheet.  To get the golden brown delicious flaky crust I brushed them with an egg wash and lightly sprinkled them with sugar.  Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes until light golden brown.

Spar Spangled Dessert Egg Wash

Once they were cooled I carefully opened up the pastry shell and added a dollop of cool whip to the bottom side of the star.  Next, I filled it with a mixture of sliced strawberries and blueberries and topped it off with another small dollop of whip cream to help the top of the star spangled shell stay in place.

Star Spangled Dessert

Fresh Fruit Star Spangled Dessert

With the leftover pastry sheets I decided to use my mini star shaped cookie cutter and make Star Spangled Kabobs just for the kids.  Instead of piling all of the goodies inside the pastry shell I used small skewers and alternated layers to make these patriotic desserts.

Mini Star Spangled Desserts

Of course, I think everything is way more tasty and fun when served on a stick.  Wouldn’t you agree?

Star Spangled Dessert Kabobs

These festive Star Spangled Desserts are a delicious combination of fruit, flaky crust and a fluffy cream.  The perfect dessert sandwich for your 4th of July festivities.   What’s your favorite part about the 4th of July?  If you’re looking for more inspiration check out the projects below and follow our Red, White and Blue Patriotic Ideas Pinterest Board!

Follow The Cards We Drew’s board Three Cheers for the Red White and Blue ULTIMATE Round Up of Patriotic Ideas from Top Bloggers! on Pinterest.

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. OH my goodness..these are the sweetest things ever. Seriously doing this on the fourth! Thanks for the to pin. 🙂

  2. Your clever little puff pastry dessert caught my eye over at Savoury Sundays link party! I absolutely love these! So easy to make and sound totally delicious! Pinning! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These are all SO CUTE… bonus, they look delicious.

  4. I love this! I always forget about using puff pastry in deserts. Very patriotic!

  5. These look FABULOUS! I can’t wait to try out your recipe! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday Party!

  6. Those look easy and tasty… and perfect for the 4th!

  7. Love the Star Spangled desserts. It’s a recipe that I have definitely got to try for our 4th of July cookout. I love the festive look!

  8. Oh this looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  9. Really adorable! I’d love for you to stop by and link up at my Off the Hook Mondays Link Party!

  10. This looks so yummy! I love how you included fruit. It could trick the kids to eat a healthier snack. Thanks for sharing.

  11. What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  12. Yumm! These little stars look delicious & I love that they are filled with fruit & whipped cream instead of things that are overly sweet.

  13. These look awesome! And definitely something my 4 year old can help with (though ours will probably end up being train shaped if he has his way)

    Do you think I can make these the night before or will the whipped cream flatten overnight?

    • Katie, you can make everything the night before just don’t assemble them until you want to serve them. The cool whip left on overnight will make them soggy, hope your star (or train shaped) treats turn out yummy!

  14. Those stars look delicious & I love it very much so I will try it to make it soon for my child
    thank you so much for this amazing stars dessert


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