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Family Friendly July 4th Recipes

Patriotic Berry Parfait

  • ½ cup fresh strawberries 
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries 
  • ¼ to ½ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt 
  • ¼ cup natural or low-fat granola 
  • Honey (optional for topping) 
  1. Wash strawberries and blueberries. 
  2. Cut strawberries into small chunks.
  3. Begin creating your parfait by layering the bottom of the glass with strawberries.
  4. Next, add a layer of yogurt. Then add a layer of blueberries.
  5. Last, add a layer of granola. Repeat layers if necessary.
  6. Optional: top with honey.



Patriotic Popcorn

  • 8 C plain popped popcorn (no butter)
  • 1/4 C Blue Candy Melts
  • 1/4 C White Candy Melts
  • 1/4 C Red Candy Melts
  • 1/4 C Red & Blue M & M candies
  • Red & Blue Sprinkles
  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. 
  2. Spread the popcorn in a single layer on the lined cookie sheet.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the blue candy melts for 45 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir until completely melted and smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle on top of the popcorn. Immediately Red & Blue Sprinkles on top of the melted blue Candy Melt.
  4. Add the white candy melts to a separate microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle on top of the popcorn. Before the white chocolate hardens.
  5. In a third microwave safe bowl, microwave the red candy melts and drizzle all over the popcorn. Immediately place the red & blue M&M candies on top of the melted red chocolate.
  6. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour to allow the chocolate to completely harden.
         7. Once hardened, break the popcorn into bite-size pieces