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Easy 4th of July Flag Platter Healthy 4th of July Desserts

Who doesn’t like an easy-to-make Independence Day dessert? This super quick 4th of July flag platter could not be easier to assemble.

It’s fun to make, healthy, and delicious to eat and your party guests will love it.

All it takes are 4 ingredients, a cookie sheet, and a few minutes of preparation, and this fun dessert will be ready for your Independence Day party.

Keep reading to learn how to make this attractive and easy Fourth of July fruit tray.

4th of July fruit plate with fresh blueberries.

Are you doing something special for the 4th of July? One of my family’s favorite activities is to have friends over for a summer barbecue.

If you are a foodie, you will know that many of the national days in July are devoted to food. It’s not just the 4th of July that gives us a reason to party!

Grilling parties need easy desserts, too, and this fun fruit flag platter is a patriotic, colorful, and healthy way to end your holiday meal.

Since the weather for the Fourth of July is generally hot, I love that this dessert is easy to prepare and I don’t have to heat my kitchen by using the stove.

I recently spent the weekend on a friend’s farm and discovered that their blueberry plants had lots of berries growing. I came home with a big container of blueberries waiting to be used on my fruit flag platter.

fresh blueberries on a plant.

Making the 4th of July flag platter

All you need to make this healthy and patriotic summer dessert are four ingredients and a cookie sheet:

  • blueberries
  • mini marshmallows
  • strawberries
  • yogurt-covered pretzels

My newly picked blueberries and some mini marshmallows will be used to make the star portion of the flag. Fresh summer strawberries will be added to make the red stripes, and yogurt-covered pretzels will be used for the white stripes.

Making the 4th of July fruit tray

Line the cookie sheet with wax paper and combine the blueberries and mini marshmallows in a shallow dish. Place this dish in the corner of the cookie sheet.

Bowl of blueberries and marshmallows in a rectangular dish

Cut each strawberry in half. Now, it’s time to layer, layer, layer!

Start making the stripes, using one row of strawberry halves and one of yogurt pretzels. Repeat these layers until you have filled your tray with red and white stripes!Fresh fruit and yogurt pretzels used to make a fruit plate for the 4th of July.

Once you have everything all lined up, your super cute American flag will be ready to serve to your party guests. It is easy to take to parties since it travels well.American flag made out of blueberries, strawberries, mini marshmallows and yogurt pretzels.

What could be easier and more fun than making this dessert for your friends? It’s healthier than sweet cakes but the kids will still love to dig into it.

Not only is this adorable flag fruit platter fun to eat, but it also makes a super table decoration for your Memorial Day or 4th of July celebration.

Happy Independence Day everyone!!

4th of July tablescape with fruit glad and decorations.

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4th of July party table with flags , food and sparklers.

Pin this red white and blue fruit plate

Would you like a reminder of this post for an American flag fruit platter? Just pin this image to one of your holiday boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

You can also watch our YouTube video for more 4th of July ideas!4th of July fruit platter and fresh blueberries in a collage with words patriotic fruit flag.

For a pretty patriotic table decoration to add to your party table, check out this red white, and blue flower centerpiece.

Don’t forget to print out our free 4th of July word search and 4th of July word scramble for any of your Independence Day guests who would enjoy word puzzles!

These puzzles will keep the kids busy for hours!

Admin note: this post for a patriotic fruit flag first appeared on the blog in July of 2017. I have updated the post to add all new photos, and a video for you to enjoy.

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Easy 4th of July Flag Platter

Easy 4th of July Fruit platter

This patriotic flag platter is made from fruit and pretzels. It's the perfect Fourth of July table centerpiece and makes a healthy and patriotic party dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 5 cups of fresh strawberries, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cups of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows
  • 3 cups of yogurt covered pretzels


  1. Wash the strawberries and allow to dry. Line a large platter with wax paper.
  2. Combine the blueberries and mini marshmallows in a rectangular shaped bowl and place the dish on the top left corner of your tray.
  3. Lay out the strawberries and yogurt pretzels to represent the flag stripes. Enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/8th of the platter

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 6g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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