Memorial Day Dessert Recipes collage, top left flag pie, top right patriotic cheesecake, bottom left bundt cake, bottom right stars and stripes cookies.

16 Patriotic Memorial Day Desserts That’ll Sweeten Your Cookout

From flag cake to patritic mini cheesecakes and cupcakes, these Memorial Day desserts will be a hit with everyone.

16 Memorial Day Desserts For Your Patriotic Cookout

Memorial Day Desserts Collage, Top Left layered red, white and blue cake, top middle red, white, and blue mini cheesecake, top right stars and stripes cookies, bottom left red white and blue fudge, bottom middle flag pie, bottom right marbled red, white, and blue bundt cake.
Photo Credit: (Top) Sugar Hero, Sugar and Soul, Sugar Hero, (Bottom) Princess Pinky Girl, Quiche My Grits, I Heart Eating

Add a little sweetness to your Memorial Day cookout with these fun patriotic dessert recipes.

All of these Memorial Day dessert ideas are red, white, blue, and incredibly tasty.

Patriotic Mini Cheesecakes

Red white and blue mini cheesecakes on a red table.
Photo Credit: Sugar and Soul

With a shortbread cookie crust made from scratch and festive cheesecake filling, these mini cheesecakes will steal the show at your celebration.

Get the Recipe: Patriotic Mini Cheesecakes

Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookies

Red white and blue sugar comedies.
Photo Credit: SugarHero

These adorable and patriotic sugar cookies will have everyone wanting to know the recipe. Also included is a step-by-step video tutorial.

Get the Recipe: Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookies

Flag Pie

Pie that looks like an American flag.
Photo Credit: Quiche My Grits

No cookout is complete without a slice of pie loaded with fresh berries. This easy pie has a graham cracker crust and blueberry cream cheese filling.

Get the Recipe: Flag Pie

Memorial Day Meringue Cookies

Red white and blue cookies.
Photo Credit: Confetti and Bliss

Bright and fun, these meringue cookies will be a winner with both kids and adults.

Get the Recipe: Memorial Day Meringue Cookies

Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

Cupcakes with red white and blue frosting.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

With red, white, and blue buttercream swirled frosting, these white chocolate cupcakes are not only stunning but amazingly yummy too.

Get the Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

Flag Poke Cake

Red white and blue poke cake.
Photo Credit: Crayons and Cravings

This poke cake decorated with fruit to look like an American flag couldn’t be easier to make. It comes out perfectly moist and fluffy.

Get the Recipe: Flag Poke Cake

Patriotic M&M Brownies

Brownies with red white and blue M&M's.
Photo Credit: Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog

Bringing a platter of brownies is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and adding festive M&M’s is a great idea.

Get the Recipe: M&M Brownies

Red, White, and Blue Marble Cake

Marble bundt cake with red white and blue.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

This vanilla bundt cake has a surprise red, white, and blue marbled pattern inside that’ll delight everyone.

Get the Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Marble Cake

Patriotic Funfetti Dip

Red white and blue dip.
Photo Credit: Lemons and Zest

This cake batter funfetti dip will disappear fast. Plus, it’s a wonderful kid-friendly option.

Get the Recipe: Patriotic Funfetti Dip

Memorial Day Cookies

Flag and star decorated cookies on a cookie sheet.
Photo Credit: Confetti and Bliss

Add some stars and stripes to your dessert table with these delicious shortbread cookies decorated with royal icing.

Get the Recipe: Memorial Day Cookies

Patriotic Fruit Pizza

Red white and blue fruit pizza.
Photo Credit: Easy Wholesome

This dessert pizza features a mouthwatering sugar cookie crust and cheesecake topping.

Get creative decorating it with fresh berries, the possibilities are endless.

Get the Recipe: 4th of July Fruit Pizza

4th of July Dessert Board

Dessert board with designed like an American flag.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

Make this patriotic dessert board if you want a unique dessert idea that’s simple to throw together. It’s filled with fresh fruit, star-shaped marshmallows, and more.

Get the Recipe: 4th of July Dessert Board

Memorial Day Layer Cake

Cake with red white and blue layers.
Photo Credit: SugarHero

If you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert to bring to a Memorial Day barbecue, this beautiful layered cake will impress everyone.

No one will be able to get enough of the buttercream frosting.

Get the Recipe: Memorial Day Layer Cake

Red, White, and Blue Fudge

Red white and blue fudge with sprinkles.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

This decadent white chocolate fudge will have everyone coming back for seconds. Plus, it has only ten minutes of prep time.

Get the Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Fudge

Patriotic White Chocolate Pretzels

Red white and blue pretzels.
Photo Credit: Beyond the Chicken Coop

Since this no-bake treat only takes 12 minutes to make, it can be thrown together last minute.

Get the Recipe: Patriotic White Chocolate Pretzels

Jello Memorial Day Dessert Recipe

Red white and blue jello with whip cream on top.
Photo Credit: Chew Out Loud

Jello is a light treat to enjoy after a belly full of barbecue. You could also make star shapes using cookie cutters to make these even more festive.

Get the Recipe: Jello Memorial Day Dessert

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