55 Memorial Day Desserts for a Sweet Addition to Your Holiday Weekend

These red, white, and blue treats deserve to be served at your neighborhood cookout.

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The sweet summertime is nearly here, y'all. Of course, we're talking about Memorial Day weekend, a very welcome event after a long, cold winter. As you're planning your holiday weekend (that maybe includes a family road trip or a visit to a national park), we have something to make your three-day weekend sweeter than ever before: festive Memorial Day desserts. These tasty—and unbelievably easy—treats make the yummiest addition to all the other Memorial Day recipes you're going to serve at your annual backyard barbecue. Both kids and adults will absolutely love every one of these red, white, and blue treats.

memorial day desserts brownies
Back for Seconds
Patriotic Marshmallow Crunch Brownies

Enlist your kids to help decorate these candy-covered brownies. They'll enjoy decorating the batch with festive M&M's and white chocolate.

Get the recipe at Back for Seconds.

SHOP M&M'S

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memorial day desserts lollipops
SugarHero!
Homemade Lollipops

A fun treat that only takes a few minutes to make? Now that's pretty sweet!

Get the recipe at SugarHero!.

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memorial day desserts cookie bars
Number 2 Pencil
Red, White, and Blue Cookie Bars

Need to feed a crowd come Memorial Day weekend? Each batch of these must-bake bars can make 36 servings.

Get the recipe at Number 2 Pencil.

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memorial day desserts strawberries
Spicy Southern Kitchen
Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries

With so many indulgent dishes to be enjoyed over the holiday weekend, you might want to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way. Behold: These stuffed berry bites are nutritious and delicious.

Get the recipe at Spicy Southern Kitchen.

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memorial day desserts cake
Emily Enchanted
Patriotic Cake in a Jar

Mason jars give these mini cakes an absolutely adorable presentation. This Memorial Day dessert is almost too cute to eat.

Get the recipe at Emily Enchanted.

SHOP MASON JARS

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memorial day desserts cookies
Kleinworth and Co.
Patriotic Brownie Cookies

Ooey, gooey, and oh-so-chewy, these brownie cookies are truly a triple threat. Be prepared to bake a few batches—they're bound to fly right off the plate.

Get the recipe at Kleinworth and Co.

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memorial day desserts cookie cups
Life, Love and Sugar
Patriotic Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Stars and stripes sprinkles add a festive finish to these bites. You'll love garnishing these cookie cups nearly as much as you'll enjoy eating them.

Get the recipe at Life, Love and Sugar.

SHOP SPRINKLES

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memorial day desserts berry pies
DAVID TSAY
Mini Stars Berry Pies

Top off each perfectly sized pie with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream. Not only does it add a creamy bite, but it's also a delicious way to cool off.

Get the recipe.

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memorial day desserts crumble
Brian Woodcock
Cast-Iron Apple-Blackberry Crumble With Sour Cream Whip

Be sure to use ice-cold butter for this crumble. It's the secret to getting the wonderfully crunchy topping.

Get the recipe.

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memorial day desserts tart
Brian Woodcock
Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart With Fresh Strawberries

A garnish of chamomile flowers adds a little something special to this tart. (Don't worry—the beautiful blooms are completely safe to eat.)

Get the recipe.

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memorial day desserts cake batter
Sugar & Soul
Red, White, and Blue Cake Batter Dip

It takes just four ingredients and five minutes to whip up this delectable dip. Simply serve it with fruit and cookies and you have the easiest Memorial Day dessert ever!

Get the recipe at Sugar & Soul.

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memorial day desserts cheesecake
Inside BruCrew Life
Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars

Warning: These bars will be devoured in no time thanks to its Oreo cookie crust. (And those festive sprinkles!)

Get the recipe at Inside BruCrew Life.

SHOP SPRINKLES

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memorial day desserts popcorn
A Pumpkin and a Princess
Patriotic White Chocolate Popcorn

It takes mere minutes to whip up this snack. If white chocolate isn't your favorite, you can certainly use dark or milk chocolate.

Get the recipe at A Pumpkin and a Princess.

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memorial day desserts fruit salad
Life Made Simple
Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

These pieces of festively-shaped fruit are perfect for a Memorial Day dessert. The key to getting the shape right? A star cookie cutter.

Get the recipe at Life Made Simple.

SHOP COOKIE CUTTERS

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memorial day desserts cookie cake
Dinner at the Zoo
Patriotic Cookie Cake

This treat is made with a delicious brown sugar cookie base. Filled with M&M's and topped with sprinkles and frosting, it's certainly a decadent Memorial Day dessert!

Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

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memorial day desserts cupcakes
Sprinkle Bakes
Red, White, and Blue Confetti Cupcakes

Skip the boxed stuff and whip up your own confetti cake with this sprinkle-filled recipe. It takes just one bite to notice the delicious difference.

Get the recipe at Sprinkle Bakes.

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memorial day desserts popsicles
The Cookie Rookie
Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

Believe it or not, these pops are actually healthy thanks to Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. A sprinkle of sugar adds just a hint of sweetness.

Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.

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memorial day desserts layer cake
SugarHero!
Colorful Layer Cake

If you're really looking to impress your guests, bake this velvet cake. Just one slice through the center reveals the four (!) bright and beautiful layers.

Get the recipe at SugarHero!.

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memorial day desserts cheesecake
Life, Love and Sugar
Red, White, and Blue Mini Cheesecakes

This recipe calls for vanilla extract, but this blogger notes you could use any flavoring of your choice. She recommends coconut or almond.

Get the recipe at Life, Love and Sugar.

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memorial day desserts fruit pizza
Lil' Luna
Patriotic Fruit Pizza

The base of this flatbread is an almond buttercream frosting. It offers a slightly sweet—but not overpowering—complement to the fruit.

Get the recipe at Lil' Luna.

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memorial day desserts cookie dough
Mom on Timeout
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Flag Dip

This blogger calls her cookie dough dip "outrageous." With the recipe calling for mini chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and Heath toffee bits, you'll likely agree!

Get the recipe at Mom on Timeout.

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memorial day desserts donuts
The First Year
American Flag Donuts

The best part about these baked donuts? They double as breakfast and dessert! Talk about a win.

Get the recipe at The First Year.

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memorial day desserts rice krispies
Sweet and Savory Meals
Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispies Treats

These bars definitely aren't your average Rice Krispies Treats. Made with candy melts and white chocolate, this recipe takes the childhood favorite to a whole new level, perfect for Memorial Day.

Get the recipe at Sweet and Savory Meals.

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memorial day desserts cake roll
Taste and Tell Blog
Cake Roll

Little ones will be wowed with one look at this whirly-twirly treat. Of course, they'll love it even more once they taste it!

Get the recipe at Taste and Tell Blog.

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memorial day desserts pretzels
The Gunny Sack
Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Bites

Stuff these sweet and salty bites with your favorite mini candy bars. This blogger chose Milky Way, Snickers, and 3 Musketeers.

Get the recipe at The Gunny Sack.

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memorial day desserts trifle
Natasha's Kitchen
No-Bake Strawberry Blueberry Trifle

It doesn't get easier than this no-bake treat. Simply layer fruit, angel food cake, and frosting, and you're good to go.

Get the recipe at Natasha's Kitchen.

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memorial day desserts bark
A Family Feast
Chocolate Cookie Candy Pretzel Bark

Loaded with Oreos, pretzels, and M&M's, no one will be able to resist this white chocolate bark. We recommend making a double batch—it's that good.

Get the recipe at A Family Feast.

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cherry cinnamon sugar pie-wiches
Brian Woodcock
Cherry-Cinnamon Sugar Pie-wiches

A dollop of cherry filling does wonders, especially once blended with vanilla ice cream.

Get the recipe.

SHOP PASTRY RINGS

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pb and j puffed cereal ice cream sandwiches
Brian Woodcock
PB&J Puffed Cereal Ice Cream Sandwiches

Trust us: Parents will relive their glory days with these peanut butter and jelly sammys.

Get the recipe.

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chewy brownie ice cream sandwiches
Brian Woodcock
Chewy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

This recipe calls for coconut ice cream but the flavor is totally your call—try pistachio, strawberry, or plain ol' vanilla.

Get the recipe.

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