Celebrate the Fourth of July-and the return of bigger gatherings-with a composed platter of sweet and savory delights. You can customize your spread with your favorite snacks or use our suggestions below. We've even created two simple desserts that are a snap to bake (and a great fit for The Fourth) to help you fill out your platter with a touch of homemade holiday goodness. The Red, White, and Blue Cake Mix Cookies start with store-bought cake mix that's shaped, covered in sprinkles, and baked into fireworks-inspired sweets; while the Mini Cherry Pies feature a homemade filling of fresh cherries simmered with a dash or cardamom, and a star-shaped pastry top that's studded with sparkling sugar. No matter what ingredients you use, there's just one easy rule you should follow to prep a board that's perfect for the day's festivities: make sure everything is red, white, and blue.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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