,

25 Best Desserts For Memorial Day

This post may contain affiliate links. I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

If you’re planning a party for the upcoming weekend, it might be helpful to check out these desserts that are ideal for Memorial Day.

This list has everything from a blueberry cheesecake bar and red, white, and blue trifles to some amazing no-bake desserts.

You’ll find some pretty tasty recipes on this list.

 The cookies are definitely the stars of the show, but you should also be able to find something that appeals to your flavor profile.

Make sure to check out my recipe for patriotic trail mix.

 It’s the perfect dish for a picnic or game night!

If you need inspiration for what to serve, I highly suggest checking out these recipes.

desserts for memorial day

1. No Bake Berry Icebox Cake

This is a simple, no-bake dessert that’s packed with bright berries and a few tasty extras.

It’s the perfect treat for the summer months when you want something sweet but don’t want an entire cake.

It’s got lemon curd, crushed pineapple, and vanilla ice cream in it.

The vanilla ice cream adds just enough sweetness to make this healthy dessert even more indulgent.

If you have some leftover berries left over after making this recipe, feel free to add them into the mix.

(I often do that.)

2. Triple Berry Icebox Cake (Red White Blue!)

Icebox cakes are a wonderful way to ease into the summer.

 I love this one because it’s super easy to make and uses only three ingredients.

I like these in small batches, so you can have them ready for when you need them.

Just bake as directed – there’s no need to worry about over-baking!

But be sure to let them cool completely before slicing and eating.

3. Red, White ‘n’ Blue Salad

There’s only one thing better than a delicious salad, and that’s a delicious salad with cake in it!

This recipe is just the ticket for any brunch party.

It features cooling, refreshing blueberries and crisp red berries.

Together, they make this salad an explosion of flavor.

 It’s naturally sweet and has lovely textures to boot.

You can also add cranberries or blueberry pie filling if you want to amp up the sweetness.

4. No Bake Summer Berry Lasagna

Summer berries are a delicious twist on lasagna.

They’re sweet, chewy, and packed with flavor.

 Plus, they’ll add plenty of color to your plate.

Despite their small size, these berries will still give your lasagna wonderfully tart and tangy flavors.

 They’re the perfect addition to any party.

5. Very Berry Dessert Lasagna

This is a fabulous way to use up your leftover lasagna noodles.

It’s loaded with fresh ingredients, including sweet berries and nuts.

 And it’s topped with a simple cream sauce.

Feel free to make this dessert lasagna in the oven or on the hob.

 But I highly recommend using a baking tray for convenience.

The whole thing will be ready in just 30 minutes, so you can enjoy it guilt-free.

6. Red, White, & Blue Poke Cake

This cake is crazy good and so easy to make! It’s like a cross between a Poke Cake and a Poke Ball.

The cake base is made of powdered sugar, butter, lemon juice, vanilla extract, baking powder, flour, and nuts.

This makes for an airy moist cake that’s topped with blueberry sauce for the icing.

You can use any fruit or berries you have on hand but these are great with blueberries.

7. Mini Shortcake Cups

These adorable mini-cakes are the perfect little bite!

They look super cute and feature a cinnamon-sugar crust.

Flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon, these tiny treats are heavenly.

They’re best served warm with a dollop of whipped cream and your favorite Kirsch glaze.

8. American Flag Kabobs

These kabobs are the perfect way to show your love of America at any barbecue.

You’ll need a mix of green and red peppers, tomatoes, onions, and French fries.

They give them so much color and flavor that they’re sure to catch attention!

The marinade includes olive oil, garlic, chili powder, and hot sauce.

 The whole package is a great way to get your patriotic fix.

9. Berry Patriotic Brownie

This is the kind of sweet that’s a good choice for a party.

It’s rich and chocolatey, and it has all the usual festive flavors – caramel, nuts, cream cheese.

The only thing missing here is some patriotic color!

10. No-bake Berry Tiramisu

The top activity we hope to complete this summer?

Spend time outside while enjoying cake.

And what about the thing we really, truly don’t want to do?

In our hot kitchen using the oven.

Issue resolved: Introducing our new favorite dessert for warm weather: no-bake berry tiramisu.

11. No-Bake Fireworks Oreo Cheesecake Bars

These are the lightest and leanest cheesecake bars I’ve ever tried.

They’re soft and chewy, with amazing chocolate flavors and a wonderfully crispy crust that holds the filling perfectly.

They’re made even better by adding some Oreos to the mix for added crunch.

Serve them with hot coffee, tea, or cocoa for an extra special treat.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/715368722078406658/

12. Red White And Blue Muddy Buddies

Chocolate and peanut butter get along like a house on fire.

 And they do it well!

These chocolate-peanut butter cookies are chock full of crunchy peanut butter squares, salted peanuts, and creamy white chocolate.

They’re the perfect breakfast to start your day with.

13. No Bake Dark Chocolate Tart

You can’t make something as simple as a tart without chocolate.

 And this no-bake dark chocolate tart is one of the best.

This recipe features rich, bold chocolate flavor with just the right amount of sweetness and extra crunch from walnuts.

Plus, it’s so easy to make in one pan! Simply line your tart pan with parchment paper, bake for 25 minutes, and then let it cool completely.

Once it’s frozen solid, you can store it in your freezer for up to a month!

14. Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Salad

It’s not just the color of this salad that makes it perfect for Memorial Day.

It tastes pretty phenomenal, too.

The red and white cheesecake filling is light and bright, with a sweet-tart flavor from the blueberries.

This is fresh fruit salad at its finest.

I think it would be great with some sliced strawberries on top to cut through all that creaminess.

If you’re planning a Fourth of July party, this dessert pizza is the way to go.

It has everything you love about an American flag cookie – soft, chewy cookies with plenty of colorful sprinkles.

But it also has two layers of frosting, making it even more flavorful and satisfying.

16. Patriotic Trail Mix Recipe

If you love to make trail mix, this recipe is a must-try.

You’ll use the same basic ingredients as above – chocolate, peanuts, pumpkin pie mix, and M&Ms.

However, instead of adding the M&Ms to the chocolate bars, you’ll add them right in with the rest of it.

They’re just too yummy not to!

17. No-Bake S’mores Bars

This recipe is a delicious way to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

 It’s super easy and requires very few ingredients.

The bars are stuffed with a rich and chocolatey mixture that perfectly complements the marshmallows.

There’s also melted white chocolate, crushed graham crackers, and plenty of caramelized condensed milk.

They’re so good, you won’t even need your fire pit for these!

18. Stuffed Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

Stuffed cream cheese crescent rolls are a classic French appetizer.

They’re light, airy, and full of flavor! Each bite is like a pop of freshness on your tongue.

This simple dinner roll recipe will be a hit with everyone in the family.

And best of all, it only takes five ingredients to whip up this delightful treat.

19. Summer Berry Jello Lasagna

This is the perfect recipe if you need something a little more filling than your typical jello-based dish.

It has all the same fruity flavors and textures, but it’s just a bit higher in calories.

Like most lasagna recipes, this one contains a ton of pasta (you can use any type).

 It also features some veggies, too!

For added protein, you can add canned tuna or a few slices of bacon to each serving.

Or go lighter with chicken instead.

20. Strawberry Blueberry Icebox Cake

This cake has all of the best things in one deliciously frosty treat.

Make it with strawberries and blueberries or a combo of both.

 It’s still super moist, though.

It’s sweetened with cream cheese and vanilla, so it tastes like a true summer cake without any frosting!

If you use real blueberries instead of frozen ones, it will be much brighter and less tart.

21. Mini Blueberry Pies

If you’re looking for a way to amp up your summer recipes, look no further than these mini blueberry pies.

Each pie dish is filled with sweet and juicy blueberries, fresh whipped cream, and even more deliciousness.

The pie crust is made with buttery graham crackers for an extra layer of texture and flavor.

It’s crispy, chewy, and so good!

22. Peach Pie

The first thing you’ll notice about this peach pie is the crust.

 It’s chewy and buttery, just like its namesake.

This recipe calls for a store-bought graham cracker crust, but if you have some left over from one of your holiday pies, it’s not an issue.

In fact, using store-bought crust will speed up the whole process by about 30 minutes.

The filling is also pretty straightforward.

 You need peaches that are fairly ripe and juicy (not mushy), sugar, cornstarch, butter, flour, milk, eggs and vanilla extract.

For the topping: chopped pecans and chopped almonds work wonders!

They add texture and flavor while still being relatively simple to make.

All those ingredients are combined with brown sugar and lemon juice in a blender or food processor until smooth.

 Then bake it in the oven until golden brown.

23. Red, White, and Blue Trifles

This recipe is for perfect trifles that are bright and festive.

 The colors of the white cake will enhance the blue filling, which in turn will be highlighted by the red and white icing.

If you have a few extra minutes, you can make these beauties in just 5 minutes.

They’re sweet and buttery and have a fantastic presentation of tiny berries nestled in a light cream cheese frosting.

24. Easy Reindeer Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a gorgeous mix of chocolate cake and iced coffee frosting.

If you love that combination, you’ll be glad to know these babies will make your mouth water in minutes.

Plus, they’re so easy to whip up!

Simply combine the cake with the frosting in one bowl and then pop them into the oven.

When they’re done, they should look something like this:

How stunning is that?!

25. Best Peppermint Oreo Crunch Cookies

Peppermint Oreo crunch cookies are a surefire Christmas cookie.

 And they’re perfect for any occasion, be it church or just to unwind on the couch.

These cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with the warm flavor of peppermint.

Plus, there’s no butter needed!

So if you’re watching your calories, give this recipe a try.

These cookies will definitely make your mouth water.

 Just don’t worry about eating too many because these chunky cookies are addictive.

desserts for memorial day

25 Best Desserts For Memorial Day

If you’re hosting a party this weekend, you might want to check out these desserts for memorial day.
This list has everything from a blueberry cheesecake bar and red, white, and blue trifles to some amazing no-bake desserts.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3

Instructions
 

  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep Desserts For Memorial Day in 90 minutes

Notes

 
 
Keyword 25 Best Desserts For Memorial Day
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Latest posts by Grace Lambert (see all)
Previous

25 Delicious Hawaiian Dessert Recipes

25 Simple Greek Desserts Recipes

Next