Recipe Roundup! Red, White, and Blue Treats the Family Will Love

Red, white, and blue treats to celebrate Memorial Day!

By Charlotte Linde, editor of Macaroni Kid EATS April 11, 2024

We've got three simple recipes for you that are perfect for getting little hands in the kitchen. Each one is red, white, and blue-themed, adding a patriotic flair to your Memorial Day celebrations. These easy-to-make treats will not only be fun and delicious but also a great way to create lasting memories with your family.

Red, white, and blue layered dip


  • Whipped cream
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries


  • Layer all the ingredients in a red, white, and blue pattern. (Tip: Use a piping bag or plastic bag to squeeze the whipped cream to easily layer evenly. Or a spoon will do ya too!

Tie-dye cupcakes

Tie dye or multi-color cupcakes are popular, and with good reason — they are fun and fairly simple to make! We created some red, white, and blue cupcakes. 


  • White cupcake mix, prepared as stated on the box
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • Small bowls & spoons (for each color)
  • Cupcake wrappers
  • White icing or frosting
  • Red, silver, and blue sprinkles
  • Red, white, and blue candy (We used rock candy and Twizzlers cut into pieces and separated)


  • Piping bags and decorating tips


  1. Line cupcake pans with cupcake wrappers.
  2. Prepare batter and divide evenly into 3 small bowls.
  3. Put a few drops of blue food coloring in one bowl of batter and a few drops of red into another bowl of batter and mix well.
  4. Spoon batter into cupcake liners, equal parts red, white, and blue.
  5. Bake as directed on the box and set aside to cool.
  6. Once the cupcakes are cool, use white icing and sprinkles/candy to decorate them.

Patriotic S'mores

These patriotic s'mores are PERFECT for Memorial Day, July 4th BBQs, and Flag Day picnics! Now that I think about it, they are good for any occasion! Just switch up the color of the chocolate candies to fit any theme.


  • Graham crackers
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Chocolate candies


  1. Spread marshmallow fluff on a graham cracker.
  2. Top with chocolate candies.
  3. Eat as is, or microwave for a few seconds to get it melty and gooey.

A version of this story originally appeared in Macaroni Kid EATS.