7 Festive and Fun 4th of July Candy Recipes

  • 01 of 07

    Chocolate Firecrackers

    Chocolate Firecrackers
    Elizabeth LaBau

     The Fourth of July is commonly associated with barbecues and picnics, but that doesn't mean we can neglect the sweet side of things! Candy makes a great ending to a holiday feast, and this list of July 4th candy recipes is sure to spark some inspiration!

    One of my FAVORITE things to make every year are these Chocolate Firecrackers. They are so cute, and they look so much like real firecrackers! Enjoy them plain, or put them on top of cakes or cupcakes for a cute July 4th decoration. 

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  • 02 of 07

    Red, White and Blue Cake Balls

    Red White and Blue Cake Truffles
    Elizabeth LaBau

     Talk about a surprise inside! These Red, White, and Blue Cake Balls look like innocent white chocolate truffles from the outside, but once you bite into them, you see the beautiful tri-color layers on the inside! 

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  • 03 of 07

    Fourth of July Truffles

    Fourth of July Truffles
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Oh say can you see? These Fourth of July Truffles are perfect for any holiday gathering! They start with a filling of rich, creamy white chocolate ganache, and then I add an irresponsible amount of red, white, and blue jimmies to both the inside AND the outside of the truffles. There's a party in every bite!

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  • 04 of 07

    Red, White, and Blue Strawberries

    Red White and Blue Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    I love a candy that comes together in 5 minutes. And if it tricks me into thinking I'm eating something healthy...well, all the better! These Red, White, and Blue Strawberries are a variation on chocolate-dipped strawberries. They only takes a few minutes, and the red, white, and blue berries will add instant cheer!

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  • 05 of 07

    Exploding Truffles

    Exploding Truffles
    (c) Elizabeth LaBau

    Exploding Truffles literally pop in your mouth! Pop Rocks candy is combined with chocolate ganache to produce unique truffles that are a real blast to eat. The combination of chocolate with popping candy is unusual, but it adds a fun, playful element to the truffles that I really enjoy.

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  • 06 of 07

    Red, White, and Blue Gummies

    Red White and Blue Gummies
    Elizabeth LaBau

     Red, White, and Blue Gummies are an easy, festive Fourth of July candy recipe. These chewy, flavorful gummies are the perfect warm-weather candy, and a great addition to any Independence Day party. Cut them into fun shapes with cookie cutters to make them more festive!

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  • 07 of 07

    Double Berry Truffles

    Double berry truffles
    (c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Blueberry preserves and dried strawberries give Double Berry Truffles a vibrant burst of berry flavor, as well as a beautiful red, white, and blue color scheme.