Are you looking for a tasty dessert or treat to cook with the kids for the 4th of July? Or just a really simple idea to make yourself? Then this 4th of July dessert is ideal. With red, “white” and blue fruit as well as some delicious semi-homemade cinnamon tortilla chips it’s easy to throw together and perfect for sharing with your friends and family. The kids will also love to make it themselves. So here you go our easy 4th of July dessert to cook with and for kids.

4th of July Fruit Salad

One of the best things to eat on a hot summers day for dessert is a fruit salad and this simple to throw together dessert is great for your Independence day picnic.

4th of July recipe to cook with kids a delicious and easy red white and blue fruit salad with homemade star shaped cinnamon sugar tortilla chips

We love to head out and pick our own blueberries and strawberries for this and then the kids get to chop them up and get them ready. We can even make it ahead and store in the fridge to take with us to friends as we celebrate.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

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We love making homemade tortilla chips and these cinnamon sugar ones in star shapes are so simple.

multiple sizes of star shaped tortilla chips on a baking tray sprayed with cooking spray

We use a spray bottle (this is the one we have) which is filled with cooking oil and then spray on before toasting in the oven first before coating in our the cinnamon sugar to make them sweet and delicious to go with the fruit salad.

a hand dipping a star shapped cinnamon coated tortilla chip into a red white and blue fruit salad

My kids love adding a little natural yoghurt in a dip bowl to this and will dip their tortilla into the yoghurt and then scoop up some fruit to eat.

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4th of July Recipe for Kids

It sounds delicious doesn’t it? I promise you it tastes as good as it sounds and what better way to get this kids eating some fruit than when they make it themselves.

delicious and easy summer fruit salad in red white and blue for patriotic celebrations

So here you go an easy and simple 4th of July Dessert Recipe for kids to make.

a hand dipping a homemade star shaped cinnamon coated tortilla chip into a bowl with a red white and blue fruit salsa in , you can see blueberries strawberries, watermelon and apple slices in the bowl

4th of July Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips to Cook with Kids

Cerys Parker
A simple dessert recipe ideal to cook with kids for the 4th of July. With cinnamon sugar tortilla chips and plenty of red, white and blue this is a great simple recipe for kids to make themselves.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 324 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for the chips:

  • 1 package flour tortillas
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Ingredients for the Salsa:

  • 2 apples chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 pound strawberries diced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 seedless watermelon diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Instructions for Cinnamon Star Tortilla Chips

  • Use star cookie cutters to cut out stars from the flour tortillas.
    cutting star shapped tortilla chips from flour tortillas
  • Place the tortillas on the prepared baking sheet and spray them with nonstick cooking spray.
    multiple sizes of star shaped tortilla chips on a baking tray sprayed with cooking spray
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until the chips are crispy and just beginning to brown.
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a zip-top bag and add the baked chips. Toss to coat the chips in sugar mixture and set them aside.
    coating tortilla chips in homemade cinnamon sugar in a bag

Instructions for Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

  • To make the salsa, add the apples to a bowl and toss with the zest and juice of the lemon.
    diced apple with lemon juice and zest in a pyrex bowl on a table
  • Add the strawberries, blueberries, and watermelon to the bowl and season with sugar.
    fruit salad sprinkled with sugar for extra sweetness
  • Toss to combine all the ingredients and let stand 10 minutes before serving.
    easy 4th of july fruit salas dessert to cook with kids with star shapped cinnamon tortilla chips

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 200mgPotassium: 719mgFiber: 6gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 2629IUVitamin C: 76mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 2mg
Keyword 4th of July Recipe, Cooking with Kids, Desserts, fruit salad, summer recipes, tortilla chips
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Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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