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The Fourth of July isn’t exactly known for being a prime candy holiday, but I still have fun thinking of appropriate candy recipes. I haven’t figured out how to make edible Paul Reveres (…yet…) but I do have my share of red, white, and blue candies and flag-themed goodies. Here are a few of my favorites Fourth of July candies, perfect for enjoying this Wednesday:
Allow me to introduce my favorite Fourth of July candy, Red, White, and Blue Cake Balls. Time-consuming to make, yes, but so worth it if you want to impress the pants off of people when they bite into unassuming white truffles. Pants: 0 You: 10
Get the recipe: Red, White, and Blue Cake Balls
I am a wee bit obsessed with the freeze-dried fruit sold at Trader Joe’s. It’s so light! And crunchy! And ah-mazing in granola and trail mix! Because it’s crispy, it’s also an awesome candy ingredient. Freeze-dried blueberries and strawberries add color, crunch, and major fruit flavor to this easy white chocolate bark.
Get the Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Bark
I originally didn’t think of these Exploding Truffles as being a July 4th type of thing, but then I realized: the truffles explode. Fireworks explode. IT’S MEANT TO BE. These chocolate candies get their “explosion” from popping candy (y’know, like Pop Rocks.) The truffles are rolled in Pop Rocks before being dipped in chocolate, then a few more popping candies are sprinkled on top. It sounds like a weird combo, but it’s a lot of fun and completely unexpected. I recommend eating these while singing Katy Perry’s “Firework” at the top of your lungs.
Get the Recipe: Exploding Truffles
I’ll see you tomorrow with an easy July 4th breakfast/dessert! Bressert! Yes!