Dessert

Your 4th of July Party Needs These Pop Rocks S’mores — Delicious Links

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Happy 4th of July! Were you tasked with bringing a dessert to the BBQ today but totally forgot? No worries — these firecracker s'mores are the answer. Just head to the store on your way over to pick up supplies and you'll be the hero of the party.

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Recipe: Berry Frosé Ice Pops — Summer Desserts

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The unofficial cocktail of last summer was frosé (frozen, slushy-like rosé wine), and while we still love it dearly, this year it seems only fitting to give it a refresh and dress it up for summer 2017. That's why we are declaring this the summer of the frosé Popsicle, an icy-cold treat speckled with honey-sweetened berries. It's best enjoyed on a front porch or with your feet dipped into a pool, ideally with good friends by your side.

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How To Make Granita from Any Fruit — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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If making frozen treats is on your summer bucket list and you've had a long list of excuses — no time, no ice cream maker, or no Popsicle molds — let me introduce you to granita. Granita is a frozen fruit dessert made from fresh fruit and water, blended and frozen until icy, flaked with a fork and frozen again. The result is a delightfully crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth fruit ice, perfect eating all on its own. When served on everything from yogurt to cocktails, it becomes a complete game-changer.

This three-ingredient dessert can be made with any fruit in nearly any kitchen. Here are the basics you'll need to know for making granita with any fruit at home.

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How To Make Any Fruit Galette — Baking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Everyone makes beautiful galettes. That's because this rustic summer dessert is as simple as pastry dough wrapped around fresh fruit. Much like making a fruit pie, but with quite a bit less effort, turning summer fruit into a galette will make you feel like a home-cook hero. You'll still get the same toothsome, flay crust and tender filling of pie, but without all the fuss and worry over torn dough.

Now, there are a few pie-making rules that will help you make the most gorgeous and scrumptious galette of this summer, but don't worry — we'll tell you about all those too, so you can make this stone fruit stunner whenever the craving strikes.

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This No-Bake Tart Looks Impressive, but Is Secretly Super Simple — Delicious Links

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My favorite type of dish is one that looks really impressive but is actually super simple to execute. This no-bake cheesecake tart, with three types of berries on top, is the perfect red, white & blue dessert to bring to your 4th of July gathering this year. It will elicit all the oohs and aahs, and no one has to know how easy it was for you to throw together.

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Recipe: Firecracker Rice Krispies Treats — Easy Dessert Recipes

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This year you're bringing a tray of these firecracker Rice Krispies treats to the Fourth of July gathering. I guarantee they're going to cause a fuss. They're sprinkled with red and blue Pop Rocks, which not only make them look festive, but also means they're seriously fun to eat. Sweet bites that pop and fizz in your mouth will bring out the kid in you and most definitely put you in the holiday spirit.

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